The expansion of a Grovetown park is nearly complete.
Work to expand The Trails at Euchee Creek began in early March.
"It looks good and it is about 60 percent complete," Mayor Dennis Trudeau said of the improvements.
The park, which opened in the spring of 2004 on 44.7 acres of land bordering Euchee Creek at Harlem-Grovetown Road, includes two miles of paved trails, a rock den, a parking area, a 100-foot-deep stocked pond, a 300-foot bridge, rock outcroppings, picnic areas and an overlook.
When complete, the second phase will add 0.2 miles of new trails extending to Wrightsboro Road at the Euchee Creek bridge, an expanded parking lot, a pedestrian bridge, a picnic area, a restroom facility and a second park entrance, said Michael Woods, Grovetown's Public Works director.
Work on the trails is complete and the new trail areas are open. The construction looped existing trails and eliminated dead-end trails, so park visitors won't have to walk the same trail twice. The parking lot expansion also is finished.
Woods said he expects the pre-fabricated restroom facility to be installed and the picnic area to be complete by mid-June.
Woods said a second parking lot at the Wrightsboro Road park entrance, which is not yet open, is being built by the Georgia Department of Transportation. He doesn't know when it will be constructed.
The second phase of the park extends the trails behind Grovetown Middle School, where pupils can study biology and nature, and allow more amenities for the large number of park visitors.
"A lot of people use it," Woods said.
The project was funded by a $300,000 DOT grant and $75,000 of city money.
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