- A new observation deck overlooking the lake on the Hog Mountain Road side of the park is nearing completion.
- Playground equipment has been installed in the park expansion section.
- Work continues on pavilion, parking and restroom facilities near the new disc golf course.
An observation deck overlooking the lake on the Hog Mountain side of the park is nearing completion. While the deck will be finished soon, safety improvements around the observation area will take several weeks to complete.
According to Rex Schuder, principal community planner for Gwinnett Parks and Recreation, demolition of the boathouse has always been part of the park master plan.
Nearby, work on the trail segment connecting the existing park to the playground and disc golf course expansion section is nearing completion.
Equipment has already been installed at the new woodland-themed playground. Swings, slides, a tree house and merry-go-round are among the additions.
The heavily-wooded course is one of three disc golf courses in Gwinnett County, the others being located at Alexander Park and Lenora Park.
"This one will be more difficult," Schuder said.
The Lenora Park course is completely open and the Alexander Park course is 75 percent open, Schuder explained. The Little Mulberry course will require players to avoid numerous, closely-spaced pine trees.
"There's no such thing as zero maintenance, but thought has been given to reduced maintenance," Schuder said referring to the fact the trails will be essentially self-mulching due to the pine tree cover. In areas where the pines are not close enough to shed needles on the trail, slow-growing, shade-tolerant grass may be planted.
The $1.9 million project is being funded through the 2009 SPLOST program.
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