Thursday, April 11, 2013
Kids and their families enjoy the warm weather at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville, Ga. during their spring break.
Families took advantage of the warm weather Wednesday and spent the afternoon at Lawrenceville's Rhodes Jordan Park. --How are you spending your spring break with the kids? Tell us in the comments section below and click here to share your photos and videos.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The trail at the Lawrenceville, Ga. park had been closed after damaged by a severe summer storm.
Two months after a strong storm toppled trees in Rhodes Jordan Park, a trail and boardwalk is once again open to the public. The storm on July 5th caused serious damage to the trail. A tree came crashing down and sliced through part of the boardwalk. After assessing the damage, the area was closed to the public because it was deemed unsafe. Repairs have now been completed and park patrons have access to all areas of the trail once again. This same storm caused damage throughout the City of Lawrenceville. A tree fell through an abandoned house and another on top of a pest control company's truck. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The park officially reopened after $7.3 million in renovations and improvements.
Families strolled the new walking path along the lake as government officials from the City of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County gathered to officially re-open Rhodes Jordan Park. The county park located on the edge of Downtown Lawrenceville recently underwent $7.3 million in renovations and upgrades. They include improvements to three soccer fields, three large pavilions, horseshoe courts and basketball courts. New restrooms and parking spaces were also added. The money for the project came from Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. “I think it’s wonderful that these additions have come to Rhodes Jordan Park because it offers activities for the very young to the old,” said Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “And …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The City of Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County celebrated the recent renovations.
City and County officials were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Rhodes Jordan Park Tuesday. The park recently underwent renovations. Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson was there, along with her great nieces, Kathryn and Elizabeth Carter. The three year old twins are Rhodes Jordans' great-granddaughters. Lawrenceville Patch will have more on this story.
Friday, December 23, 2011
New trails, sports courts and more are now available to visitors with more upgrades to come.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Some major renovations at Rhodes Jordan Park are now available for visitors to enjoy. The park now has better access to the lake, new trails and other recreational areas were improved as well. A new 1.1 mile paved multi-purpose trail and boardwalk now frame the 23 acre lake. The new trail connects to an existing trail and sidewalks. Also new to the park are an outdoor basketball court, horseshoe courts, three picnic pavilions, restroom building and a parking lot. The $7.37 million in renovations are not quite complete. A new soccer complex is scheduled to open in spring 2012. The project began in 2010 and was funded by SPLOST.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
For the first time in the history of Rhodes Jordan Park, a baseball team has advanced to the State Tournament, the prelude to the Dixie Youth World Series championship.
Hey batter, batter... The Lawrenceville Youth Association major league team, the AllStar Black Knights will play in its first ever State Tournament baseball game on Saturday, July 16, in LaGrange. The Black Knights will take the field at the Mike Daniel Recreation Center for the 12:00 p.m. game against Augusta. This is the first team from Rhodes Jordan Park to ever make it into the State Tournament games. Only 16 statewide teams earn their way into this tournament. “This 12 member team is made up of the best 11 and 12 year-old players from the three district teams, the Lawrenceville Red Soxs, the Lawrenceville Phillies, and the Lawrenceville Black Knights, at Rhodes Jordan Park,” said Bruce Prather, first time Head Coach. “We have only …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
After a Gwinnett County girl got stuck in a pool's vacuum system, here are some tips to keep everyone safe while still having a good time.
It may not officially be here yet, but the summer heat is in full swing with day 12 of temperatures in the 90s. So parents are looking for ways to help their children to beat the heat, and that includes taking a dip in the pool. While swimming is always fun, it also poses a number of dangers. Just this week, an eight-year-old girl in unincorporated Gwinnett County got her arm stuck in a pool’s vacuum line. The Gwinnett County Fire Department had to come to her rescue. “Our responding personnel did a really good job. They jumped into the pool because it was in the six foot deep section, so she couldn’t really stand there,” said Gwinnett County Fire Lt. Eric Eberly. Crews ended up needing to use jackhammers to free the girl. Safety is …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Those attending the Lawrenceville Neighborhood Alliance meeting on Sunday gave input and got information about the city's efforts to improve quality of life for the entire community.
Those attending the Lawrenceville Neighborhood Alliance (LNA) meeting Sunday afternoon at the Police Department Headquarters got a preview of items on the City Council regular meeting March 7 agenda. They heard a councilman’s city financial transparency briefing and an economic development presentation. And they got an update from the Police Department Quality of Life Unit. After a welcome from LNA Director Beverly Dryden, to an estimated crowd of 50, Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson gave an overview of the city’s recreation projects. Luckie Street Park is the current focus of the Heritage Trail renovations. The Heritage Trail project has been going on for three years. Development to improve Paper Mill Road, which includes Neighborhood …