County to Host Community Meeting for Golf Course Future

Aquatic Center Project Site Plan off Henry Parkway Connector as of March 2023 (Henry County photo).
(Henry County photo)

Henry County has announced an upcoming community meeting. The community meeting will go over future plans for Cotton Fields Golf Course in McDonough.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, May 10, starting at 6:30 pm. It will be held at the golf course pavilion located at 400 Industrial Blvd in McDonough.

Golf Course Community Meeting

The county is hosting the community meeting as it considers how best to use the golf course land. Henry County purchased the 146-acre property in 2007. Commissioners at the time bought the land with the intent for future expansion of county buildings. Several county buildings, such as the jail and admin building, border the property to the north.

Right now, the county is moving forward with plans to repurpose a portion of the golf course. They will use a section at the rear of the property — off Henry Parkway Connector — to build the new aquatic center. Staff updated the board in March about the project. At the time, the venue was undergoing final plan review. The project will go out for construction bids this spring. The county plans to break ground later this year and open the new facility in early 2025. The new aquatic center is the largest project in the SPLOST V program.

Neighbors in the adjacent subdivision have come out at board meetings to speak in opposition to the proposed venue. The new aquatic center will be beside their homes, though county staff have indicated there will be a buffer. They have also expressed questions about the county’s other plans for the property. Other community members have reached out to MHF News as well about Cotton Fields.

Please make plans to attend the upcoming community meeting if the golf course is of interest to you. See you next Wednesday, May 10!

Featured image shows the latest aquatic center site plan as of March 2023. Henry County photo.

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