Milton and Alpharetta Enter Joint Parks and Recreation Agreement

The cities of Milton and Alpharetta have reached a joint Parks and Recreation agreement which will allow residents of both cities to use the facilities of both cities without incurring non-resident fees, which can add as much as 75 percent to the cost of participating in recreational programs. According to the announcement by the city of Milton, the agreement was brokered with the help of Milton City Councilman and former Alpharetta youth football coach Matt Kunz.

The agreement makes sense on several levels, most notably the fact that North Park is an Alpharetta park which sits totally within Milton city limits, yet required additional fees by Milton residents. The initial cost to Milton is $325,000 to help cover maintenance fees on the more extensive Alpharetta parks and recreation system. The fee will be negotiated annually and Milton’s portion should decrease as the city expands its own facilities and programs.

As you may know, Milton is actively adding to its parks system and has recently purchased property to double the size of Bell Memorial Park. The agreement goes into effect December 1st- contact Milton Interim Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge at 678-297-2489 or jim.cregge@cityofmiltonga.us with questions or for more details.

 

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