Thursday, May 9, 2013
The grass in the once-flooded park may finally be dry enough to be cut today, says the City of Canton.
Heritage Park is almost ready to resume full operation after after flooding shut down the park Sunday afternoon. According to the City of Canton, the parking lot and the walking track/bike path is now ready to be used, but the grass was still too wet to cut on Wednesday. The city is hopeful that the grass will be dry enough today to allow crews to properly cut the grass and completely re-open the facility. Heavy rains did more than shut down Heritage Park; in the Free Home community, flood waters caused half of a road to be washed away. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service is predicting more showers and thunderstorms for the Canton area over the weekend. It remains to be seen whether or not the new rain will affect Heritage Park or …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The proposed trail to connect Heritage Park and Boling Park is almost ready to receive a grant from the National Recreational Trails Program.
The City of Canton's plans to link Boling Park and Heritage Park with a nature trail are one step closer to fruition. On Thursday, the city received notice from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has accepted its plans for the trail and that the process to earn a $100,000 grant for the project will continue. The next step in the process is the completion of an environmental review, which will examine the project's impact on endangered species, archaeological sites, and other factors. Construction on the project cannot begin until this review is completed. Information needed to begin the review must be completed and seven identical packets of information must be sent in to the Department of Natural Resources by April 5. The packet …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Army Corps of Engineers has given approval to complete the project.
The replacement exercise equipment at Boling Park's walking track was given final approval by the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday. The Corps had asked the city to stop construction of the equipment temporarily while it reviewed the construction plan. The Corps of Engineers owns the site of the exercise equipment, and was not consulted initially when the new equipment was bought and construction begun. “It was not a significant event. It was just an oversight,” Corps spokesman Pat Robbins said to the Cherokee Tribune. Canton Parks and Recreation Director David Cangemi told Canton-Sixes Patch last month that once the Boling Park equipment was finished, he hoped to complete a similar project at Heritage Park. The metal equipment at Boling…
Friday, March 9, 2012
The national organization will celebrate the century mark on March 12, but Cherokee Girl Scouts will kick off the local festivities with a Saturday parade.
Saturday, Girl Scouts across Cherokee and surrounding counties will celebrate a century of empowering young women with a parade, picnic and sing-a-long through downtown Canton. Rain or shine, the parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Cherokee County Board of Education building and end at 1 p.m. at Heritage Park. Lineup will begin at 10 a.m. on Academy Street. "There will be cars from each decade and close to 450 Girl Scouts," local troop leader Audia Lobel wrote in an email to Canton-Sixes Patch. March 12 is the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts. A CENTURY OF FUN AND FRIENDSHIP