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Tuesday: City Council to Vote on Land Purchase for Riverside Park

Since the Sandy Springs park was proposed, nearby homeowners have been divided on how they feel about it.

Sandy Springs City Council members will vote on the purchase of 21 acres of proposed park space on Old Riverside Drive, on Tuesday.

The 23-acre property is owned by Fulton County and houses the Marsh Creek Pumping Station. Sandy Springs is interested in purchasing land between the pumping station and the Chattahoochee River. The county would retain the portion of land where the pumping station is located.

According to city, Fulton County has agreed to sell the 21 acres is for $1,465,000.

Although the land would be used for a passive park, Fulton County has acknowledged a potential aesthetic and noise problem from the pumping station.

Since the park was proposed, nearby homeowners have been divided on how they feel about it. Plans have included a playground, walking and jogging trails, a pavilion, park benches and picnic tables, restrooms and open green space. 

bob brown December 03, 2013 at 02:08 PM
this will ruin a very nice area .an neighborhood, to make more traffic an another play ground for east cobb an others .
David Davis December 03, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Don't agree with Bob Brown on this one. Cobb County has sufficient park space on the river. The Chattahoochee River defines Sandy Springs northern border and there should be greater public access to the river on the Sandy Springs side of the river. The park at Morgan Falls is great but it is above the dam. I live nearby and hope the City Council will approve this park and provide access to the river there.

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