The redevelopment of Lilburn's should start next month after Gwinnett commissioners awarded a construction contract of almost $5.3 million dollars to Astra Group, Inc. on Tuesday.
The renewed 51-acre park will have a five-field baseball/softball complex, a consessions building, bathrooms, a plaza area, batting cages and parking. There also will be a new pavilion and a playground area with its own parking spaces and restrooms, and a 1.1 mile paved trail with benches, adult swings and small shelters, the county said in an emailed release.
The exisiting facilities at the park, which is on Rockbridge Circle near Highway 29, will be demolished.
Gwinnett County in 2005 agreed to operate and maintain the park in a 50-year lease agreeement with the city of Lilburn.
Astra Group was the lowest bidder, the county said. The makeover will be paid for by SPLOST funds.
The master plan was developed by a citizens' steering committee with support from the Gwinnett County Recreation Authority.
"The redevelopment of Lions Club Park is an excellent example of how the County is using voter-approved SPLOST funding to renovate and maintain existing parks throughout Gwinnett," said District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard. "It demonstrates our commitment to providing parks and recreation opportunities countywide. Quality amenities like parks help to build a stronger community and make Gwinnett a great place to live, work and play."
The park will be closed during construction, which is expected to last 11 months.