Sharpsburg park set to open Oct. 28

Sharpsburg's first town park. Photo/Submitted.

Work on Sharpsburg’s first town park is complete. Dedication for the new park on Main Street will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 28.

The one-acre park adjacent to Town Hall will feature passive and active play areas, a pavilion, gazebo, tot lot, playground, a little library, restrooms and a parking area.

Plans for the park were put in place several years ago, with conceptual development plans coming in 2015.

Mayor Wendell Staley said the funding for the amenities and landscaping totaled approximately $100,000, and was funded through SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) revenues.

Coweta County commissioners in June 2015 unanimously agreed to help with some of the work needed to construct the park.

Commissioners on the recommendation of county staff agreed to assist by providing equipment, labor and supervision, demolition, erosion and sediment control, grading, storm drainage, temporary grassing, curb and gutter and asphalt paving. The county’s contribution totals $48,709.

“The park will be a nice addition to the town,” Staley said previously.