CONYERS, GA—The Conyers City Council approved an agreement with contractor Gametime for $920,959.98 at its Aug. 17 meeting for upgrades to four city “pocket” parks: Bonner Park on Rowland Road, East View Park on East View Road, Veal Street Park and Pleasant Circle Park.
The agreement also includes funding to create a dog park, the first in the city limits, adjacent to East View Park.
“We are ecstatic to finally move forward with this project to upgrade and enhance the recreational offerings for families in these neighborhoods within the city,” said Mayor Vince Evans. “Parks are natural quality of life amenities that citizens have asked for and thanks to SPLOST and ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds, these revitalized parks—and a new park for our four-legged friends—will soon be a reality.”
The parks will feature new play systems with shade structures, rubber surfacing around the play systems, other miscellaneous play features including swings, landscaping, and bench seating. Basketball goals and posts will be installed at Pleasant Circle Park and Veal Street Park. East View Park will feature a fitness play structure for ages 12 and older.
A dog park designed for small dogs under 30 pounds will be constructed adjacent to East View Park and East View Cemetery. The park will include a structure for dog agility, a pet waste station, dog water fountains, and bench seating, and will be securely fenced.
Construction on the parks is scheduled to begin this fall with completion expected in early 2023.