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SPLOST: New amenities coming to Alexander Park

A new dog park, picnic facilities, a playground, and more will be added to Gwinnett’s 132-acre Alexander Park at 800 Old Snellville Highway south of Lawrenceville. On January 2, commissioners approved a nearly $4.6 million contract with Lovvorn Construction Inc.

The project includes a new entrance from Scenic Highway, an additional 325 parking spaces connected to the existing entrance drive off Old Snellville Highway, a pavilion, a playground new trail connections, a restroom complex, and a picnic shelter. A two-acre dog park will feature a separate area for small dogs.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “These upgrades will be great for Alexander Park, which already features a fishing lake and an 18-hole disc golf course.” She said funding comes from the 2014 and 2017 SPLOST programs approved by voters.

Future plans for the park include the creation of a nature preserve on about 40 acres of land the County purchased last year. A timeline for that project has not yet been set.