City of Elberton to Begin Improvements at Hickory Drive Park

February 14, 2013

The City of Elberton is planning to revitalize a once heavily used recreation area off of Hickory Drive.

Work began out at the park back in the middle part of January.

Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said that some parts of the park have begun to fall into disrepair.

“A lot of the infrastructure around the park, such as the fencing had begun to degrade and basically fall down”, said Dunn. “So we have decided to some improvements on the fencing, baseball field, and the tennis courts. Before we get to those improvements we have to cut down those old pine trees along the fence line.”

Once the trees are cut the city has other projects they want to work on out at the park, Dunn said that the park will eventually be returned to its former glory.

“We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and one day we will have the park back up to where it used to be years ago”, explained Dunn. “We will be doing fence repairs, planting some new shrubbery and screening for the fence, and we will paint four of the six tennis courts.”

Dunn says that the city and everyone involved is happy to be working on this project.

Recent rains have caused a bit of a delay in some of the work, but everything should return to full speed once things dry out.