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Referendum on Woodstock’s Parks Bond Investment

In November's municipal election this year, voters in Woodstock will be asked to make the decision on whether to make the largest single investment in our parks and trails in the city's history. The City Council approved a resolution, which asks voters to decide on a $24 million bond opportunity to complete all phases of Little River Park and expand the City's trail networks.

Much of Woodstock's success over the past three decades can be attributed to its excellent recreational offerings. Current options range from the more than 50-acre Dupree Park just a short distance from the center of town, which has playgrounds, walking trails, and sports fields to Woofstock Dog Park along our amazing trail system. The mountain biking trails within the city at Olde Rope Mill Park and just outside the city at Blankets Creek rank among the most utilized in the nation. Our multi-use trail system is expanding, with the most frequented portion being the Noonday Creek Trail that starts next to Reformation Brewery and leads down to Highway 92 and westward into Towne Lake. We have already acquired the right of way and funding to extend the southern portion of this segment into Cobb County to connect with its extensive trail system, which will tie Woodstock's trails all the way to the Silver Comet Trail as well as Atlanta and beyond. Construction on this extension will begin in early quarter four of this year.

As the voters consider their decision on November 7, the investment before them would include expediting the completion of Little River Park, a best-in-class 106-acre offering. This will be Woodstock's largest park, comprising nearly half of the City-owned green space in our 13-square-mile city. Extending from Trickum Road down to the Woodlands, the park is proposed to offer paddle launches, boardwalks, treehouses and viewing platforms, disc golf, dog park space, picnic areas, and an incredible nature experience. Of course, the trail system will extend throughout the length of the park, creating significant east/west connectivity for this important recreational asset as well as an alternative transportation option.

The investment would also include expanding Woodstock's robust pedestrian and bike trail system throughout the city. Included expansions would range from Rubes Creek Trail connectors, expansions in the Arnold Mill and Neese Road corridors, an envisioned Buckhead Crossing boardwalk, and other opportunities. Lastly, the City would be investing in park improvements to existing assets throughout the city limits.

The decision on whether to invest in these new recreational offerings is yours. If you have any questions regarding these projects or any others, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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