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Property Sale Approved for Park on Old Riverside Drive

Sandy Springs will purchase the land for $1,484,500. Since the park was proposed, nearby homeowners have been divided on how they feel about it.

On Wednesday, Fulton County approved the sale of 22.746 acres of green space on Old Riverside Drive to the City of Sandy Springs. 

Sandy Springs City Council had approved the purchase of the land on Tuesday night for $1,484,500.

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. 

Councilman Chip Collins said specific details have not been determined. 

"There's only conceptual plans and that's just to show people the type of park we wanted..," he said. 
bob brown December 05, 2013 at 09:36 AM
more last minute spending .we need to finish some of these projects before taking on more . the Abernathy park, perhaps the longest construction in history per square foot of park . an still not done ?
David Davis December 06, 2013 at 11:10 AM
I have to agree with Bob. It took Atlanta less time to build the facilities for the Olympics than it has taken Sandy Springs to complete the dinky little Abernathy Linear park. I'm still not sure who will want to spend time in a park next to a divided road where cars drive at highway speeds.
bob brown December 08, 2013 at 09:14 AM
for a green park, they are laying tons an tons of concrete an stone . .the whole freeway for cobb project... was a farce , adding another pollutant to sandy springs . i wonder how many years it will take to do this new park ?

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