Commissioners approve Dacula Park field upgrade

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved $2.05 million in upgrades to the multi-purpose/football field at Dacula Park using funds from the 2017 SPLOST program. Sports Turf Company, Inc. was the low bidder for the project.

The existing grass field will be converted to synthetic turf along with new bleachers, concrete, drainage, electrical and water systems, plus new fencing, gates, walls, and landscaping. The project also includes construction of a new plaza with amenities such as picnic tables and benches.

Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “The field conversion will reduce future maintenance costs by eliminating mowing and watering and will make the field available for greater use with less downtime. We’re very grateful for voter support of SPLOST to allow us to improve our recreation facilities through projects like this one.”

The 76-acre Dacula Park in northeast Gwinnett has entrances at 205 Dacula Road and at 2735 Auburn Avenue. The first leads to the field, outdoor pool, seven baseball/softball fields, sand volleyball court, outdoor classroom, a pond, trail, pavilion, playgrounds, and restrooms. The Auburn Avenue entrance serves the activity building and tennis courts.