Upgrades at Optimist Park

A year of improvements and new amenities at West Carrollton’s Optimist Park have made the popular outdoor recreation spot more user-friendly and attractive. “The coronavirus shutdowns caused many of us to stay away from our usual recreational gyms and indoor exercise facilities,” said Parks Director Kent Johnston. “The GreenBelt, basketball and tennis courts and many … Continue reading Upgrades at Optimist Park

New Life at Old Airport Trails

The City of Carrollton is partnering with Mountain Bike Atlanta, the local affiliate of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association, to build a multi-use trail system near Castle Playground.  “The plan, over the next 12 months, is to renovate up to five miles of the Old Airport Trails,” said Parks Director Kent Johnston. “These trails were … Continue reading New Life at Old Airport Trails

Alice Park Renovations

Two deteriorating wooden pergolas that had been in Carrollton’s Alice Park since it was built 20 years ago have been replaced with new, upgraded metal structures. “The pergolas were in bad disrepair,” said Randall Eidson, detail officer/project manager for the Carrollton Police Department. “Vines had overcome them so we cut back the vines and tore … Continue reading Alice Park Renovations

Lakeshore Renovations

Nearly $200,000 in needed improvements to Carrollton’s Lakeshore Pool complex included almost $70,000 in cost savings and could lead to millions in economic benefit to the community. “The renovations to the Lakeshore Natatorium made during the spring and early summer of 2020 had a profound effect on the appearance and functionality of the pool area,” … Continue reading Lakeshore Renovations

Heroes for Hope 5K

West GA Technical College Foundation’s Heroes for Hope 5K run raises money for Hope for Tomorrow Scholarships. This GreenBelt event starts and finishes at Hobbs Farm Park on Rome Street in Carrollton. Registration starts at 7am, race starts at 8am. Awards will be given after the last runner crosses the finish line.

New Directors at Parks and Recreation Department

Two veteran employees have assumed new leadership roles at the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department. The city restructured the department earlier this year and named Kent Johnston as parks director. Julie Ivey has been named to fill the recently-vacated recreation director position. “I am thankful for this wonderful opportunity,” said Ivey. “I’ve been extremely fortunate … Continue reading New Directors at Parks and Recreation Department

Carroll County Mental Health Advocates 5K

Carroll County Mental Health Advocates’ fundraiser 5K begins at the Target Trailhead of the Carrollton GreenBelt, goes to Laura Park and returns to Target.7:30-8:30 am: Set Up8:30 am: Registration9 am: 1 Mile Fun Run9:30am: 5K10:30-11:30am: Refreshments, Award Ceremony, DJ, Wrap Up

Mother/Son Dance

Dance, eat and enjoy a fun night for you and your special boy! Dancing, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, door prizes and a gift for every child. Pre-K-8th Grade. Presented by the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department. $30 per couple, $10 each additional child

Daddy/Daughter Dances

Come join the tradition! Dancing, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, door prizes and a gift for every child. This is a night to remember for you and your special girl. Tuesday night’s dance, Feb. 11, is for grades 4-8. Presented by the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department. $30 per couple, $10 each additional child