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Commissioners approve contract for new playgrounds at two County parks


Two Gwinnett County parks will soon get new playground equipment and improved handicap-accessibility under a new SPLOST-funded $750,192 contract approved by commissioners on Tuesday, February 20.

Landscape Structures Inc. was the low responsive bidder to remove and replace playground equipment and surfaces at George Pierce Park in Suwanee and Mountain Park Park in Lilburn.

“As always, we’re grateful to voters for their ongoing support of the SPLOST programs that are making these park upgrades possible,” said District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks. “This new playground equipment will let all kids visiting George Pierce Park enjoy a playground designed for universal access.” Located near the pond and pavilion, it will feature a net climbing tower with flexible platforms, a tightrope, and other balance activities, a multi-person seesaw, a multi-person spinner, and a small climbing dome. An area for toddlers includes a small sand table, slide, and climber plus a track and tunnel designed for kids to bring their pocket-sized toy cars. Transitions will have slopes instead of curbs for better access.

District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard said, “My inner child is really excited about the fun wheelchair-accessible sensory tunnel, plus ramps and decks where all kids can play at the new and much improved Mountain Park playground.” A variety of slides, climbers, activity panels, and a tower are also slated for the playground near the tennis courts on the Pounds Road side of the park. An area designed for tots includes a two-story playhouse and a sand table.

George Pierce Park is at 55 Buford Highway in Suwanee and Mountain Park Park is at 5050 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lilburn.