Henry Minutes August 9, 2021

Photo shows concept layout for renovations at Mickie D. Cochran Park (Henry County photo).

In today’s Henry Minutes, I provide updates on three county parks: Nash Farm, North Ola Park and Mickie D. Cochran Park. Henry Minutes is a collection of news from around Henry County.

Mickie D. Cochran Park

Earlier this year, the county held a groundbreaking ceremony for renovations at Mickie D. Cochran Park. Now, they are accepting proposals for the design & build of the renovations. Contractors’ proposals are due before September 8.

The selected builder will demolish all existing structures at the park. The new concept includes the following:

  • Concession / Restroom building
  • Large & small pavilions
  • Restroom building
  • Score Keeper’s building
  • Concrete paved plaza
  • Large & small playgrounds
  • Outdoor fitness area
  • Warm-up / practice area
  • Multi-purpose sports field
  • New tennis court
  • Two (2) new basketball courts
  • Quarter-mile paved loop track
  • Natural surface trail & boardwalk, and
  • Parking lot

Staff will review the proposals received. Afterwards, they will recommend a contractor to the board of commissioners for approval.

Nash Farm Park

During their July 20 meeting, the BOC approved a change order for Nash Farm Park. Previously, the board awarded a contract for a new playground.

The change order provides for a rubber safety surface at a cost of $60,989.50. Because the change order was more than $50k, it required board approval.

GameTime / Dominica Recreation Products, Inc. of Longwood, FL. has the contract. SPLOST V funds are paying for the work.

North Ola Park

Also at the July 20 meeting, the county approved buying property beside North Ola Park. The 1.15-acre tract is located at 398 North Ola Road. The property is immediately adjacent to the existing park entrance.

The property purchase will allow Henry County to construct a new wider entrance into the park. At this time, the county has not awarded construction for the new entrance.

Featured image shows concept layout for Mickie D. Cochran Park. Photo credit Henry County.

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Clayton Carte is the founder and owner of Moving Henry Forward Community News. Since 2017, he has written over 900 articles sharing local updates with the community. Now, in 2022, he is running for Georgia State House District 117 to advocate for Henry County at the State Capitol.