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July 29, 2014
ROSWELL, Ga. – In an example of governments working together for the common good, Fulton County and the city of Roswell are entering into an intergovernmental agreement to allow 3 acres of land owned by Fulton County to be used as part of Roswell's Garrard Park. The agreement allows the city to expand the footprint of Garrard Park at no additional cost to taxpayers.

The 3.4126 acres are part of the Johns Creek Environmental Campus property and abut the Chattahoochee River and Garrard Landing.

The 10-year intergovernmental agreement establishes the terms of use for the property, which call for the city of Roswell to maintain, repair, develop and patrol the property. The city will use the land for passive recreational uses during normal park hours.

The county and the city agree to coordinate for any improvements for the park, which will be paid for by the city.

"This agreement is a wonderful example of the collaborative efforts between Fulton County and the city of Roswell for the good of our community," said Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann. "As a result, our citizens will now have access to additional green space, cross country trails and community gathering areas."

Roswell City Councilwoman Betty Price helped realize this goal through the Recreation and Parks Department.

"We are delighted with this mutual agreement between the city of Roswell and Fulton County and we look forward to the official dedication of the expansion at Garrard Park," she said. "Garrard is now the largest river park within Roswell's award-winning park system and offers a variety of river activities – fishing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking, as well as trails, playground and picnic pavilions. We are pleased to have greater opportunities to explore and enjoy the Chattahoochee River and Garrard Park."

Garrard Park is located at 8000 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022.


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