Sharing with our readers the City of Acworth press release of openings and events through the end of May and beginning June 1. The Acworth Memorial Day Ceremony will take place. Scroll down for the rest of the news.ACWORTH Memorial Day Ceremony
The ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Cauble Park at Patriots Point. Veterans and current servicemen will pay tribute to brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event. This event will be live streamed on all the city’s social medial platforms. The National Day of Prayer was well done on their Facebook page.
For more information on the event contact Jeff Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-917-1234.
After careful thought and consideration, the City of Acworth is announcing their next calculated steps towards gradually increasing access to city parks and activities. This document lays out the decisions they have made effective Friday, May 8.
First, we will extend the current suspension of all city sponsored activities, classes, programs, and events through Sunday, May 31. During this time frame, the city is developing strategies and best practices to begin the process of modifying these activities and general park operations in the best interest of our participants, visitors, and employees.
Second, any and all in person programs designed for senior citizens and individuals with special needs will be further suspended through Tuesday, June 30. Over the next couple of weeks, announcements with specific details will be made through our social media platforms and directly to those that have already registered for activities.
The city is evaluating evolving local, state, and federal guidance to responsibly increase access to parks and activities. Below is a summary of modifications to our activities and park operations to date:
CANCELLED OR POSTPONED
The Classic Car Cruise scheduled for Saturday, May 30 has been cancelled. The next Classic Car Cruise is scheduled for Saturday, August 29.
The End of School Extravaganza scheduled for May 20 has been postponed.
Any event scheduled beyond June 1 is currently on as scheduled. The city still intends to reschedule the Acworth Art Fest and The Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival and are working with our partner organizations to determine those dates.
Beaches and Boat Ramps. All city beaches and swim areas will remain closed. We intend to begin modified operations of Dallas Landing, Proctor Landing, and Cauble Park on June 1. This will likely involve limited parking access and movement towards card/debit card payment only. Trails, sidewalks and greenspace remain open at Cauble Park and the boat ramp and parking there will remain closed. South Shore Park will remain open for the sole purpose of granting access to Lake Acworth for launching kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and small boats. South Shore Park will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Last admittance to the park for launching purposes will be 6:00 p.m. South Shore Park is located at 4555 Ragsdale Road, Acworth, 30101. There is limited parking at the facility and the park may be temporarily closed when parking is full. The city will begin charging our normal parking fees of $10 beginning June 1.
FARMER’S MARKET OPENING JUNE 5
Farmer’s Market. Will reopen on Friday, June 5. The City, Downtown Development Authority and vendors are working to develop a plan to safely resume this event to provide access to locally produced goods.
Public Restrooms. Public restrooms at open parks will reopen on Monday, May 18 with modified hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The city will schedule regular cleanings of the facilities, but advisories will be posted to use at your own risk.
Athletic Facilities. Beginning Monday, May 18 the fields and batting cages will reopen for non-organized activities. Organized activities including, but not limited to team practices, games and group gatherings greater than 10 people are prohibited. Any flagrant violations will result in immediate closure of the facility. The city will begin to work with the Acworth Baseball Association leadership to develop a plan to work within local, state, and federal health official guidelines for organized activities to resume in the future.
Trails, sidewalks and open space. Remain open at any park that is currently open.
Closed Amenities. Pavilions and playgrounds will remain closed.
OPENING, ON HOLD, CANCELLATIONS, AND MORE
Depot History Center. The facility will reopen on Monday, June 1.
Acworth Community Center. The Activity Center at the Community Center will be closed during this time frame which includes the walking track, free play activities, leagues, fitness on demand, and classes. We intend to open up modified operations on June 1, which will not include free play activities. Access to the facility will require reservations in advance. Those details will be released in the coming weeks. Our Customer Experience team is available at 770-917-1234 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for assistance.
Rental Facilities. All rentals at city facilities are cancelled through Sunday, May 31. If you have rented a facility, you will be contacted by phone or the email address on file.
Summer Camp. Although summer camp is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 1, the city has halted registering any more participants until further notice. If your child is currently registered for summer camp, you will begin to receive communication directly over the next week as to the status of camp.
A BIG THANK YOU!
We would like to extend our gratitude to our amazing participants, citizens, and visitors who have been patient through this process and who have helped our city staff by honoring our phased opening guidelines. Without these efforts, we would not feel comfortable in moving forward in this process. The city will continue to evaluate the potential next steps and communicate as we continue to monitor the Georgia Department of Public Health and Centers For Disease Control recommended guidelines.
Please note that this document is always the most to date information issued by the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resources.