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City of Suwanee Asking Citizens What They Would Like in New Park

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The City of Suwanee is in the early planning stages of a new park, and wants to know what citizens would like to see in the new communal space.

 The approximate 20-acre site (locally known as the DeLay Property) located behind the Suwanee library and PlayTown Suwanee on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, is set to be the City of Suwanee’s next great park. Purchased in 2002 as a future park site, the property was an early acquisition in the Open Space Initiative.

 “At this time, the park is only in the preliminary planning stages. We are not sure if we’re planning for the immediate future or the midterm,” said Suwanee City Manager Marty Allen.

 A brainstorming session with consultants and City Hall staff was conducted in mid-May, while stakeholder interviews will take place during the month of June, as well as man-on-the-street-style interviews. Surveys have been collected at recent Town Center events including the June 3 Food Truck Friday and June 4 Movies under the Stars.

 “The type and character of this park is still to be determined. The proximity to Town Center provides an opportunity to enhance both locations,” said Allen. “We’re hoping that the community can help us with creative ideas that have not been done in our region. By engaging the public, we hope to make this space another one of Suwanee’s great places.”

 Citizens who are interested in voicing their opinions can take the online survey by visiting www.Suwanee.com. For more information regarding the City of Suwanee’s new park, please contact Downtown & Business Development Manager Adam Edge at 770-904-3388.