The Paulding County Parks and Recreation Department will open its new park facility at Burnt Hickory this Saturday.
Burnt Hickory Park will join Mount Tabor, White Oak, Braly Complex and Taylor Farm to become the county’s fifth multi-purpose park. The park was built entirely by using about $10 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
The 160-acre facility will include four baseball/softball fields, two racquetball courts and four tennis courts. Other features include walking trails, a picnic pavilion and playground. League softball and baseball could start at the park as early as June 2011.
Greater meeting space will also be available for business conferences, wedding receptions, banquets and other functions at Burnt Hickory’s Wayne Kirby Community Center. The center’s main room includes space that can hold 200 chairs with tables and two rooms to hold their dance and aerobics classes. Classes will be similar to those held at Taylor Farm and Mount Tabor Parks.
At the park’s official opening on Saturday, citizens can register for a variety of classes and programs that will be held at the park. A complete listing of classes, days and times can be found on the Parks and Recreation link at www.paulding.gov.
The Paulding County Parks and Recreation Department encourages everyone in the community to come out and take a look at the county’s newest park addition. The park will be open today from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is located off Highway 61 North in Dallas.