Bryson Park to Open Memorial Day Weekend

The park's opening has been delayed by wet weather.

If all goes as planned, Lilburn will have a new 69-acre park as of Memorial Day weekend.

That's the date Gwinnett County is aiming to open Bryson Park on Lawrenceville Highway, according to Dan Hafner, development manager at the county's Parks and Recreation Department.

Originally, Bryson Park was to open next month, but the rainy weather has meant delays.

"It's been warm, but it's been wet," Hafner said. "That's caused us some problems."

Work on the park started a year ago and is paid for by SPLOST funds. Bryson will have will a track-encircled artificial turf field for football, soccer and lacrosse. It will have two fenced and lighted soccer fields, one full and two half basketball courts, 7,300- and 2,600-square-foot playgrounds, a half-mile walking trail and 500-plus parking spaces.

Gerald McDowell February 28, 2012 at 12:19 AM
A great addition to the Greater Lilburn community.
Michael March 02, 2012 at 03:05 PM
This part of Lilburn has been seriously lacking and this park will be a great addition. Are they still contemplating the sports complex at Indian Trail and 29?
Theresa Waldrop March 02, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Yes, they are still hoping that private investors will step in to develop that sports complex, Michael.
Kelly March 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM
So is this a Meadowcreek, Berkmar or Parkview Park as far as teams go?
damon March 30, 2012 at 07:05 AM
the teams will be call Bryson Park Titans. Please join our facebook page for announcements or call 404.399.4949
Tony Nguyen August 24, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Myself and some friends have a flag football team which we are in a small league for. I was just wondering if the field is available for use to practice on Sundays or any other day during the week or is it for organized athletics only?
Joy L. Woodson August 24, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Tony, I will check on that when it finally becomes completely open to the public. Thanks for the question.
Tony Nguyen August 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Thanks for the reply, Joy. If you don't mind, could you send me your contact information to tnguyen418@yahoo.com? I'll keep in touch with you. Thanks again.


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