Courtesy Carolyn Aspenson; Appen Newspapers
September 24, 2013
"We designed this park with the Deerfield community in mind," Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge said. "We realized many of the residents and business professionals in that area would benefit from an exercise-oriented park."
Cregge said the park would have two main focuses.
"We've themed the park, 'freedom to exercise and freedom thanks to our military,'" he said.
The park is located on 1 acre of land at the corner of Deerfield Parkway and Webb Road.
"We'll have a .15 mile path and five exercise stations," Cregge said.
The stations will include equipment for sit ups, body curls, a cardio walker, rowing machine and an elliptical machine.
"We've created an outdoor gymnasium for the citizens of Milton, the very first in the north metro area," Cregge said.
The trail will frame a flag pavilion displaying nine flags.
The flags will represent the state of Georgia, the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, POW/MIA, the United States and the city of Milton.
"We'll have a peace pole in the center of the flag pavilion demonstrating the phrase 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' in multiple languages," Cregge said. "This park will honor the veterans of all of our military services whose combined goal is peace and freedom."
Cregge said the city wants to honor military vets on the scheduled opening, Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
"On that day, we'll offer residents an opportunity to purchase bricks to honor veterans, but we're still determining the structure of that at this time," he said.