Share Your Input! Parks Master Plan to Host Town Halls

Photo of a baseball diamond. Photo shows chain link fencing in the foreground with the baseball diamond visible through the fence. Baseball diamond is a Little League size field. (special photo)

The Henry County Parks Master Plan is looking for your input. The plan will host four town halls during the month of September.

This is the county’s first parks master plan in fifty years. The plan will guide future investments in Henry County park space.

Parks Master Plan Town Halls

The town hall dates include as follows:

  • Monday, September 11, at 6–7:30 pm
    Heritage Park, Lake Dow Road, McDonough
  • Tuesday, September 12, at 6–7:30 pm
    Locust Grove Event Center, Mose Brown Drive, Locust Grove
  • Wednesday, September 13, at 6–7:30 pm
    Nash Farm Park, Jonesboro Road, Hampton
  • Tuesday, September 19, at 6–7:30 pm
    Fairview Recreation Center, Austin Road, Stockbridge

Make plans now to attend one of the above events! MHF News hopes to see many of you there.

About the Plan

In January 2023, Henry County hired Perez Planning + Design, LLC of Atlanta, GA to design the master parks plan. The firm has extensive experience, to include the Gwinnett County parks plan. The master plan aims to complete the following:

  • Through public input, identify unmet current and future needs in the parks system.
  • Prioritize park improvements, development and potential future park acquisitions.
  • Evaluate staffing and funding needs along with strategies.
  • Prepare final document organized such that it can be presented and adopted by the Henry County Board of Commissioners.

The plan will also consider the financial impact. Possible funding sources to pay for new parks or park upgrades include SPLOST sales tax dollars and development impact fees. The county’s annual budget covers general maintenance and operations.

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