No variable specified
Two new pavilions approved for construction at White Oak Park
by Adam Elrod
October 02, 2013 10:06 AM | 2032 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Residents will have two new pavilions available for rent at White Oak Park in about four months.

The Paulding County Board of Commissioners last week voted to approve construction of two new pavilions and renovation of an existing pavilion at a cost of $467,497. The project will be funded through recreation special purpose local option sales tax.

County government services director Chuck Rann said White Oak, located off Villa Rica Highway in south Paulding, is one of the busiest parks in the county.

“There is a demand for pavilion rental,” he said.

Parks and Recreation Director Michael Justus said the enclosed pavilion currently at the park is “constantly booked.”

On average it is booked six months in advance, he said.

The improvements to the current 6,415-square-foot pavilion include building renovations, drainage improvements and landscaping. More bathrooms will be added, and improvements are planned to septic systems.

The new, wood-framed pavilions will be about 2,280 and 936 square feet. Construction will take about 120 days to complete once they receive the notice to proceed, which should be approved by next week, officials said.

The Paulding Department of Transportation also paved the formerly gravel parking lot, Rann said. Justus said the new lot is about double in size.

White Oak is located at 298 Mustang Drive, off Villa Rica Highway (Ga. Hwy. 61).

*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides