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Two new Loganville parks almost complete

LOGANVILLE - In the midst of tough economic times and across-the-board belt-tightening, the city of Loganville announced Thursday that two new city parks are nearly complete. Destination Park, located on the Gwinnett County side of the city, will be open to the public at its grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. May 2.

Home Depot, through a grant, is donating a park pavilion. Eight southeastern division stores will pool resources and build the structure in one day, city manager Bill Jones said. "This is a 'Team Depot' project. The pavilion will be built the week after the grand opening ceremony. Parking lots and fencing will go in next week, according to councilwoman Eileen Waring. The park will also have walking trails.

"We can't compare to Gwinnett County parks, but I sure think this looks like a Gwinnett park," Jones said.

Home Depot will donate playground equipment to Gaither Park through the company's "Kaboom Project."

Mayor gets OK to sign Gwinnett CDBG grant application

Council members voted to give mayor Ray Nunley the go-ahead to sign a grant application for Gwinnett's CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) program. If the $155,000 being requested by the city is granted, the funds will be used to replace water service lines and related asphalt repairs.

Budget public hearings scheduled

Councilman Mark Kiddoo announced Thursday that two public hearings have been scheduled for the city's 2009-10 budget. Both meetings will be held in city council chambers at 10 a.m. May 8 and 6:15 p.m. May 14.