Alpharetta and Roswell were recently recognized as the top parks and recreation departments for cities of their size by the Georgia Parks and Recreation Agency. This is Alpharetta’s seventh such award in the 30-80K population while Roswell won in the above 80K population category.
According to Lisa Cherry, Deputy Director of Alpharetta Parks and Recreation, Alpharetta had the following notable accomplishments: completion of .8 mile northern extension of Big Creek Greenway, installation of two synthetic turf ball fields, redesign of the Wills Park disc golf course, purchase of a department vehicle with a handicap lift and four new scoreboards at North Park. Alpharetta was also the first city awarded a gold certification by the Atlanta Regional Commission Green Community program.
Roswell won the ninth time and the city’s accomplishments include updating its master plan for parks and recreation, opened a second sprayground, new restrooms at Big Creek and Garrard Landing Parks and a new sand volleyball court at Don White Memorial Park. Roswell has also been nominated nationally for its department, according to City Councilman Kent Ingleheart.
Congratulations to the cities of Alpharetta and Roswell for their awards of Agency of the Year for excellence and leadership in providing quality recreation and parks programs and facilities. The outstanding efforts of these cities make for a better quality of life for North Metro Atlanta residents and workers.