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Friday, November 02, 2012

Bell Park expansion conversation Nov. 13.

By Accessmilton.com

The City of Milton recently closed on the last of 14 acres of land adjacent to popular Bell Memorial Park, fulfilling the promise outlined in the Parks Master Plan to expand the asset.

To keep residents up to date on the progress of the project, the Parks and Recreation Department will hold a community Living Room Conversation Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member David Shannon's Shannondale Farms, 2225 Birmingham Road in Milton (click here for directions). Refreshments will be provided.

The city paid $1.287 million for the land, which will allow the park to more than double in size. The exact use of the land will be determined through community involvement and a series of public meetings to ensure the park's design meets local expectations.

The money paid for the land was based on fair market value in an open environment that included public hearings on the purchases prices. The purchases were funded through the city's parks land acquisition budget and approved by Milton's City Council in a unanimous vote.

For more information on this project or the meeting, contact interim Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge at 678-242-2489 or jim.cregge@cityofmiltonga.us.

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