Tuesday June 18th, 2024 11:20PM

Groundbreaking ceremony set for renovation project at Bennett Park

By Logan Landers Anchor/Reporter

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for a large-scale renovation project at Bennett Park in northeast Forsyth County.

The ceremony for the park which is located at at 5930 Burruss Mill Road will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30.

“Bennett Park is the oldest facility in the Forsyth County Parks & Recreation inventory,” said Parks & Recreation Director Kirk Franz.“We are excited to begin this renovation project and bring new life to a location that has served thousands of participants over the decades, as well as additional amenities to better serve the surrounding community," he continued.

The completion of the project will see Bennett Park add two multi-purpose rectangle fields, three baseball/softball fields, batting cages, picnic pavilions, a community building and playground as well as paved and nature trails.

A map of the approved plan can be found by clicking here.

Funding for the project is provided by an Improving Neighborhood Outcomes in Disproportionately Impacted Communities Grant, which was awarded to the County in 2023 for $2.2 Million Dollars to aid in renovations and improvements.

Bennett Park is one of 142 projects in Georgia that is receiving funding from the grant.

The total cost for the renovation project is estimated at $25.1 Million Dollars with the remaining cost coming from the various funding sources including SPLOST, Capital Outlay and Impact Fees among others.

“Bennett Park has an incredible legacy in Forsyth County having seen many changes take place around it since opening in 1978,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Mills. “What has not changed, and will now be enhanced, are the memories and smiles made by everyone that visits this park. Some of my best memories are playing church league softball at Bennett Park decades ago. The addition of a community building will be such a great addition for family events, possible voting precinct and meeting space. The land we added to the park has helped create what is essentially a brand-new park for this community, who has patiently been waiting for it.”

During construction, Bennett Park will be closed to the public.

The park is anticipated to reopen following the renovation in 2026.

© Copyright 2024 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.