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The Lilburn City Council voted Monday to add 2.3 acres to Lilburn City Park.
A specific use has not been designated for the property, which is adjacent to the Lilburn Community Garden on Camp Creek Road. An existing sidewalk will connect the new parcel to the existing 10-acre park. Lilburn City Park has a large lawn, playground, pavilion to seat 160, and tennis courts. The park is the trailhead for the Camp Creek Greenway, which offers more than 4 miles of paved or gravel walkway.
"The Council recognizes the important role recreation plays in building healthy families. Lilburn is proud to have nearly 150 acres of developed park space inside the city limits, and now we have two more," Mayor Johnny Crist said.
The property was purchased with a Federal Mitigation Assistance award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $131,450 for the acquisition, demolition, and cleanup of the property at 26 Camp Creek Road. The house on the property suffered significant damage during the 2009 flood.
This grant will fully fund purchase and rehabilitation of the property. The purchase will be complete and the property turned over to the City of Lilburn by the end of August.
The Council also approved a rule change to allow leashed pets in City Park.
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