Tribble Mill Park to get two new trails

Two new paved trails are coming this year to Tribble Mill Park, after approval Tuesday by the Board of Commissioners. Low bidder Vertical Earth got the $539,551 construction contract.

A 10-foot wide concrete trail will lead from the Festival Field parking lot to the granite shoals on the east end of the 718-acre park. A 12-foot wide asphalt trail will go from the existing multi-use trail to the corner of Callie Still Road and New Hope Road where it will connect to a multi-use path the Gwinnett DOT is building along New Hope Road. Total length of both trails is about three-fourths of a mile.

The existing non-paved trail to the granite shoals is eroding and will be closed for remediation during construction of the new trails. The project also includes two directional kiosks and interpretive signage at the granite shoals.

A $100,000 Recreational Trails Program grant administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will partially fund the trails with the remainder coming from the 2014 SPLOST. Earlier this year, the park’s two playgrounds received almost a million dollars in upgrades funded by the 2009 SPLOST.

Tribble Mill Park, at 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, features two lakes and is often used for 5K races and large community events. Last year the popular park hosted 112 private pavilion rentals, 31 race rentals, 31 group camping rentals and 18 meadow rentals.

Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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