The city councils of Milton and Alpharetta recently approved historic agreements establishing a regionalized parks system for both cities and dissolving all nonresident fees at current and future city facilities.
The cities will annually negotiate a variable maintenance fee: Currently, the fee is $325,000. For that price, Milton residents can use all the City of Alpharetta programs and facilities that they know and love without incurring nonresident fees, which can add as much as 75 percent to the cost of participating.
Alpharetta residents may also use any current and future Milton facilities without incurring extra costs. Included in the agreement is use of Bell Memorial Park, currently under construction.
Milton’s cost in the agreement will decrease incrementally as the city brings forward additional facilities and programs utilized by Alpharetta residents.
For more information on the agreement and what you can expect from the partnership, contact Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge at 678-297-2489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All city parks are closed from midnight to 6 a.m. every day.
The City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department, established in January 2010, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreational resources to welcome visitors and enhance the well-being of Milton residents. Staff works closely with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Hopewell Youth Association.
Recently, the advisory board and staff completed Milton's first Parks and Recreation Assessment Plan and Pattern Book. The results of the Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment Survey can be found here. This needs assessment will shape the future of parks and recreation in Milton for the next 10 years.