Sunday, April 14, 2013
Duluth City Council awards contract for new roof at Bunten Road Park Activity Building.
The leaky roof at the Bunten Road Park Activity Building is going to be replaced. The Duluth City Council awarded a contract to redo the roof to Lawrenceville-based Peach State Roofing in an amount not to exceed $81,800 at its April 8 meeting. Twelve bids were received and reviewed with city staff recommending Peach State. The work also includes replacing connections to the gutters and flashings. The new roof will be paid for by 2009 SPLOST funds. The council also approved allocation of 2009 SPLOST funds for the following park projects: Parks and Recreation Department Director Kathy Marelle reported that the City of Duluth Park Advisory Board and Park staff had recommended allocation of the SPLOST funds for…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Duluth Parks and Recreation Department sponsoring 20th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Best Friends Pet Care giving away doggy treats.
Duluth children can hunt for Easter Eggs at Rogers Bridge Park Saturday, March 30, and pets can snag doggy treats at Chattapoochee Dog Park. The 20th annual Egg Hunt sponsored by the Duluth Parks and Recreation Department will start at 1 p.m. at Rogers Bridge Park, 4291 Rogers Bridge Road. There will be prizes, music, goodies, games, and a visit from Peter Cottontail. Admission is free, but children should bring their own baskets to gather eggs. A brunch with the Easter Bunny will be available at 11:30 a.m. Donuts and juice will be served for $3. Parents may bring cameras to take photos. Then Best Friends Pet Care Treat Truck for Dogs will give away doggy ice cream treats, cookies, tennis balls, and paw towels from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The new ramp on the Chattahoochee River at Rogers Bridge Park will make it easier for canoers, rafters and tubers to access the river. Completion is expected in May.
Despite drizzling rain, Duluth officials and the contractor hired by the city turned out to turn the earth for a Canoe Launch on the Chattahoochee River at Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth early Monday (Feb. 11). Duluth Parks & Recreation Director Kathy Marelle officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony. Wielding a gold shovel bearing plaques for past groundbreakings, she was accompanied by members of the Parks and Recreation Department staff. Other city officials in attendance included new Planning Director James Riker, Economic Development Manager Chris McGahee, and Public Works Director Audrey Turner. The new launch will make it easier for canoers, rafters and tubers to access the river. The Duluth City Council awarded a contract to …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Duluth City Council awards construction contract for Canoe Launch at Rogers Bridge Park on the Chattahoochee River.
By spring, canoeists, rafters and tubers will have a easier and safer way to enter the Chattahoochee River at Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth. The Duluth City Council Monday (Jan. 14) awarded a contract to construct a Canoe Launch at the park in an amount not to exceed $250,000 to Reeves Contracting Co. in Sugar Hill. Duluth Parks and Recreation Director Kathy Marelle presented a drawing of the launch design and showed photos of the existing canoe ramp at the park. The contact was scheduled to be signed Tuesday and a notice to proceed within 10 days issued. Duluth City Engineer Melissa Muscato said the contract requires the launch to be completed within 90 days. This means the launch should be completed this spring, she said. Designed by …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Warm up with Zumba and run the 5K before indulging in Thanksgiving meal.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Warm up with Zumba before starting a 5K Turkey Day Race Thursday, Nov. 22, at Bunten Road Park in Duluth. Registration for the race is at 8 a.m. followed by the dance exercise warm up at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $25. All proceeds from the race benefit the Friendship Baptist Church Food Pantry. Donations will also be accepted. T-shirts can be made to order. For more information contact Kathy Marelle, director of the Duluth Parks and Recreation Department, at 770-814-6981 or Zumba instructor Janice Canty at 770-656-1140.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Grand opening for new Duluth Senior Citizens Activity Center at W.P. Jones Park planned in January.
A January grand opening is planned for the new Senior Citizens Activity Center in W.P. Jones Park, according to Duluth Parks and Recreation Director Kathy Marelle. “We are looking at the first of the year” for the grand opening, Marelle said. Construction on improvements to Pleasant Hill Road in front of the park has partially blocked the entrance in front of the center, she said. The center will open for public meetings starting in mid-November, Marelle said. The Korean Task Force is scheduled to meet in the new center Nov. 13. The Duluth Parks Advisory Board will meet there Nov. 14. Ground was broken and construction started on the 2,400-square-foot center for active seniors last January. The center will serve the more than 300 members …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Pets and their people spend a fun-filled day at Chattapoochee Pet Fest in Duluth.
Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth was overrun with pets and their people Sunday (Oct. 7) for the Chattapoochee Pet Fest. Chattapoochee Dog Park was busy as dogs exercised their owners in fenced area for large and small canines. The adjacent field was overflowing with 46 booths offering pet food samples, promoting pet services and displaying pet clothing and accessories for sale. People food was also available. Chattapoochee Dog Park’s Mayor “Shiner” welcomed visitors, and real Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris joined in the fun activities at the day-long festival presented by the Duluth Historical Society. The society operates the Duluth History Museum in the Strickland House, founding site of the Gwinnett Humane Society. "Shiner" also spent some time …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A November grand opening is planned for senior citizens activity center under construction in W.P. Jones Park.
A November grand opening is planned for the new Senior Citizens Center being built in W.P. Jones Park, according to Duluth Parks and Recreation Director Kathy Marelle. “The center looks finished, but there is still construction going on,” Marelle said. Ground was broken and construction started on the 2,400-square-foot center for active seniors in January. The center will serve the more than 300 members of the FAB (Fifty And Beyond) Club and as an events rental facility on evenings and weekends. Renaissance Building Construction is building the center, which was designed by Hill Foley Rossi and Associates. W.P. Jones Park is located off Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Duluth Parks and Recreation Department offering weeklong Summer Day Camps for children ages 4-12 beginning May 29.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
It’s that time of year when parents start wondering how to keep the kids active and entertained when school lets out. The Duluth Parks and Recreation Department offers reasonable half- and full-day weeklong Summer Day Camp experiences for children ages 4-12. The camps feature a balance of free play, crafts, sports, recreational activities, and field trips in a safe and supervised environment at Bunten Road Park. Day campers have access to both indoor and outdoor facilities at the park. Camp hours are either 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each summer camp session has a theme: Fees are $80 a week for Duluth residents and $100 for non-residents for half-day camp and $105 for residents and $…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Zumba enthusiasts worked out and raised funds to donate to the American Heart Association in memory of Jeff Scott Cook of Duluth.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
More than 100 Zumba enthusiasts raised nearly $2,000 to fight heart disease in memory of Jeff Scott Cook in a Zumbathon at Bunten Road Park in Duluth. The check for $1,919 was presented to the American Heart Association May 3. Participants got a great workout while raising funds at the April 21 event. Zumba instructor Janice Davis Canty organized the Zumbathon because members of her classes wanted to do something to show their support for Cook’s family. His wife Marline Santiago-Cook is a student in Canty’s class. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Cook passed away from a massive heart attack on Jan. 8, 2012. Cook was a West Point graduate, and he retired from the Army in 2002. At the time of his death, he was working at the Centers for Disease and Control (…