Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department to host a Citizen Stakeholder Open House on the proposed Multi-Use Facility

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Fayette County residents are invited to attend a Citizen Stakeholder Open House to view, discuss, and provide input on Fayette County’s first proposed Multi-Use Facility on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

This meeting will be held at the Fayette County Administrative Building’s Public Meeting Room, 140 Stonewall Avenue, in Fayetteville, GA 30214 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Come and see how the Parks and Recreation Department is working to meet the current and future needs of the citizens of Fayette County.

As part of the 2023 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) proposed projects list, the Multi-Use Facility will increase the current limited indoor recreational space to provide more opportunities for improving Fayette County residents’ well-being by providing a full range of indoor recreational programing for youth, adults and seniors.

Proposed amenities for this facility include: a large community room, multiple classrooms, two full size gymnasiums, fitness area, and an elevated indoor walking track. Additional anticipated uses of this facility by the county’s residents include space for classroom instruction, club meetings, community presentations, social activities, etc.

During the open house, citizens can view boards showing concepts of the facility, learn about the project schedule and funding, talk with the design team, and provide written comments on the concept, facility needs, and desired programming activities. In addition, there will be an online survey to further solicit public input.

This meeting is informal, and citizens are encouraged to visit anytime between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. There will be plenty of parking available at the Administrative Complex.

If you are unable to attend, the same information, including a link to the survey and a means to provide written comment, will be available online at the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department Webpage (https://fayettecountyga.gov/parks_and_recreation/index.htm) by August 16.

For additional information contact Anita Godbee, Fayette County Parks and Recreation Director at770-716-4321 or agodbee@fayettecountyga.gov.

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  1. I understand your sentiment, Spyglass. Maybe we can do something different with the Center. What do you think of leasing the Aquatic Center to Fayette County for $1.00/year for 99 years. The leasing contract will provide for Peachtree City residents’ fees to be equal to, or lower than, other Fayette County residents.

    I understand the Aquatic Center is an expensive amenity with its operating and maintenance costs compared to its per capita use. I further understand usage fees do not pay for the associated costs and the difference is made up with Peachtree City taxes.

  2. Each year our high schools graduate some of the brightest, most talented students in the nation. These students are recruited by prestigious universities who value their academic achievements as well as their commitment to extracurriculars. One noteworthy activity is the sport of swimming. Many local high school swimmers have held state records in swimming events. Some have gone on to Olympic trials. What is truly remarkable about these athletes is that they have persevered in spite of the pitiful conditions at Kedron Aquatic Center, an outdated facility. Kedron Aquatic Center is remarkably inferior to every other facility hosting a competitive swim team in metro Atlanta. The Southern Crescent Aquatic Team can’t even host swim meets at their home pool! They have to rent space at Georgia Tech year round for swim meets and team practice during the long course swim season. This is preposterous for a community that boasts numerous state high school swimming records. The bubble that is temporarily installed for cooler weather is a poor substitute for a building. The poor air quality in the bubble annually contributes to respiratory problems for swimmers. Our tax dollars should be supporting construction of a new aquatic facility for Fayette County. Our residents and competitive high school swimmers deserve a new facility. For comparison, check out Cumming Aquatic Center in Forsyth County or Boundary Waters Aquatic Center in Douglas County or Cherokee County Aquatic Center in Cherokee County. The proposed amenities for Fayette County pale in comparison to other metro Atlanta Parks and Recreation Aquatic facilities. Come on Fayette County! Get real!

    • Swimming holes are nice. We have several of them around the county. It sounds like you are proposing a full blown natatorium.

      We have an estimated 120,000 citizens in Fayette County. How many of them will actually get to use or want to use this pool that you recommend, or for that matter how many will use the facilities that the article references?

      Let’s start thinking about measuring twice and cutting once when it comes to these big ticket proposals.

      Perhaps the most fiscally responsible path is to continue to rent or lease an existing facility if there are only a few that stand to benefit. My two cents 🙂