SPLOST: Gwinnett opens addition to Club Drive Park

Gwinnett County officials recently unveiled improvements to a neighborhood park across the street from Club Drive Park near Lawrenceville.

The neighborhood park sits on 2.3 acres adjacent to the 25.5-acre main park. The project, the second phase in developing the park, includes a new parking lot accessed from Rolling Ridge Road with 35 parking spaces and a half-acre lawn surrounded by a paved walking loop.

Other amenities include swing sets, bike racks, a picnic shelter with tables and grill, a restroom facility, adult swings, and an overlook deck with seating. A new boardwalk aligns with an existing pedestrian crossing on Club Drive, taking pedestrians to the walking loop from the Club Drive sidewalk. The site also serves as a trailhead for a planned future greenway south along Sweetwater Creek. Improvements were funded by the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Club Drive Park, the County's 40th park, first opened in 2008. The park features a 4.75-acre lake plus a boardwalk and fishing pier structure, a gazebo, pavilion, a one-third mile paved multi-purpose trail, two half-court basketball courts, and a 13,000-square-foot playground.