Pond was pleased to join Norcross Mayor Craig Newton, City Manager Rudolph Smith, Assistant City Manager and Director of Public Works, Mary Beth Bender, community members and Norcross City Council Members including Andrew Hixson, Dan Watch and Josh Bare during the groundbreaking ceremony for Pinnacle Park.
Earlier this year, the City of Norcross awarded a Design/Build contract to Pond to design and construct the new park to be built around a four-acre lake adjacent to an existing office park in Norcross.
Plans for this project include the demolition of an existing two-story office building, as well as the clearing of downed/damaged trees and overgrown vegetation.
Existing dilapidated bridges, deteriorated sidewalks and entry landings leading from the parking lot to the park will be reclaimed as well.
The park’s amenities will include walking trails, a circuit fitness course, an octagonal grand pavilion, a large children’s playground, picnic areas, restroom facilities, park benches and a barbecue grilling area.
In 2017 the City of Norcross was honored for its commitment to sustainable practices when the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recognized Norcross as a Platinum Green Community.
The city, which is one of only two to hold the Platinum designation, adheres to the guidelines of the ARC Green Communities Program and is demonstrating their innovation by utilizing goats to perform the project’s initial site clearing.
You read that right! A total of 41 goats are currently on-site grazing and in the process are clearing the site of vines, briars, weeds and all types of overgrown vegetation.
During the Groundbreaking Ceremony, Mayor Craig Newton spoke of a noticeable uptick in business permits around the Pinnacle Park area and thanked former Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson for his earlier efforts toward the park as well as his commitment to the city.
“It’s events like this that make us all proud, proud to be a part of Norcross, proud to be a city that respects its past while embracing its future, and proud to be called ‘A Place to Imagine’,” said Mayor Newton.
Norcross City Councilman Andrew Hixson also addressed the crowd and discussed the importance of creating connectivity and making Pinnacle Park a destination that will serve local families and community members.
“We’re proud to team with the city to turn this area into a beautiful community asset that serves all of Norcross,” said Pond Project Manager Sam Smith.
Pinnacle Park is located off Brook Hollow Parkway adjacent to Pinnacle Center Business Park, at 250 Pinnacle Way, Norcross.