Wednesday October 18th, 2017 2:42PM

More shade coming to Suwanee parks

SUWANEE - More shade is coming to City of Suwanee parks. The City is currently installing shade structures at the Sims Lake Park playground and plans to install additional shade sails around the Big Splash fountain area at Town Center Park early next year.

The playground at Sims Lake Park, located at 4600 Suwanee Dam Road, has been closed so that the shade structures, which include metal poles and a polytex fabric in sail shapes, may be installed. (Only the playground has been closed; the rest of Sims Lake Park remains open.) The project will take about two weeks, with the specific completion date depending on weather conditions.

The shade fabric at Sims Lake Park is forest green. These shade structures were purchased from Ocala, Fla.-based Shade Systems, Inc., and are being installed by 5 Guys Contracting of Lawrenceville. The City has budgeted about $44,500 for shade at Sims Lake Park.

Deas Construction of Suwanee will provide the shade structures for Town Center Park at an anticipated cost of about $55,500. The shade fabric, in aqua marine blue, will be installed over some of the benches surrounding the interactive fountain.

"Our citizens have expressed a great deal of enthusiasm for additional shade, particularly at the Sims Lake Park playground and Big Splash fountain," said Public Works Director James Miller. "We believe that these additions will make our award-winning parks even better."
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