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Sugar Hill working on park renovation

SUGAR HILL - Expansion and development of Sugar Hill's parks are moving right along.

E.E. Robinson Park, which has undergone major renovations and upgrades over the past five years, will soon have more ball fields and parking. The city recently purchased 18 acres adjoining the park and two houses on Level Creek Road and West Broad Street that are being demolished to make room for more parking.

Across town, a portion of the 55-acre Gary Pirkle Park is expected to open this fall with a soccer field and two smaller fields, allowing the soccer teams to relocate from E.E. Robinson Park. The soccer fields in Robinson Park will then be converted into T-ball and little league fields.

In other news:

n Sugar Hill officials will be accepting bids for a brick and wrought iron fence for the cemetery on West Broad Street. The fence's turn of the century design will complement downtown architectural standards, City Manager Bob Hail said.

n An assisted living facility planned for 6011 Suwanee Dam Road will have no buffer separating it from the fire station. Removal of the buffer allows the facility to be constructed a little farther from the stream buffer, thereby having less impact on the stream.