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A new section of Alexander Park, located south of Lawrenceville on State Road 124, is opening up, featuring new playground equipment, a dog park, trails, additional parking, and restrooms.

The 22-acre landscaped project has a playground with swings and a two-story structure with a cargo net to climb, some tube slides, a swing that can accommodate multiple kids, and other fun features. A smaller playground has age-appropriate equipment for toddlers. Both are shaded.

A 2.2-acre fenced dog park includes agility equipment, water fountains, wash-off hydrants, and an area for smaller dogs. It also has a new parking lot with 347 spaces, two pavilions, trail connections to other areas of the park, and a new entrance off State Route 124.

The $4.6 million project was paid for with revenue from the 2014 and 2017 SPLOST programs.