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Snellville cuts ribbon for park improvements

Staff Photo: Meghan Kotowski Leaders of Snellville held a ribbon cutting for its new improvements at Briscoe Park.

Staff Photo: Meghan Kotowski Leaders of Snellville held a ribbon cutting for its new improvements at Briscoe Park.

SNELLVILLE -- After canceling its initial event on Friday due to the cooler weather, the city of Snellville hosted a ribbon cutting Monday afternoon to celebrate Briscoe Park's latest improvements.

Once a small presentation took place, Mayor Kelly Kautz, Snellville's City Council members and Lisa Platt, the director of parks and recreation cut the purple ribbon for the new phase (Phase II A) of the park. A large grass field and parking lot are where the old tennis courts once stood.

"I think it looks fabulous," Kautz said. "I'm trying to set a new standard for Snellville, and I hope this shows some of the steps we've taken to make it that way."

Engineering for this project was provided by HDR Engineering, Inc. and construction was completed by Reeves Construction. This project was funded by the 2005/2009 Gwinnett County SPLOST program.

The next phase, Phase II B, will upgrade the softball fields.

"We are making this park one of the better entities for our citizens," Platt said.