Tennis courts

Tennis courts in Kennesaw’s Adams Park on clean water agenda

By Rebecca Gaunt

Adams Park tennis courts will soon be relieved of rain as Kennesaw City Council is expected to approve a $113,180 contract with Brothers Construction Group, LLC.

“All [water] sets up just over it coming from field 4,” Mayor Derek Easterling said.

The contract covers the first phase of the project and includes improvements to the drainage system. The second phase will be for the actual renovation of the tennis courts and will be subject to a separate vote in the future by the council.

A French drain system will be installed within the footprint of the lot, as well as a system around the perimeter of the lot. The new drainage should help solve elevation and groundwater issues, according to Zach Buffington of Croy Engineering.

Funding for the park improvements will come from the 2016 Local Special Purpose Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

Integrated Sitework, LLC also submitted an offer of $147,208. Buffington recommended that the city accept Brothers’ lower offer.

Adams Park is a 33-acre community space located at 2600 Park Dr. near the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Watts Drive. The new 42,000 square foot recreation center opened there in January.

Adams Park also contains the Ben Robertson Community Center, six lighted baseball diamonds, four lighted softball diamonds, a playground, a picnic shelter, a half-mile concrete pathway, batting cages and concession buildings.

Also on Monday’s schedule:

Developers East Park JV, LLC and VLP Kennesaw, LLC submitted the final dish for the East Park Village 57-acre mixed-use development at 3590 Cherokee St. The amendment reconfigured existing tax parcels and assigned new addresses. Zoning Administrator Darryl Simmons recommended approval.

Sanctuary Development’s master plan for East Park Village was originally approved in 2017. It will contain housing, retail, restaurants and green spaces. The project has experienced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rebecca Gaunt holds a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in education from Oglethorpe University. After teaching elementary school for several years, she returned to writing. She lives in Marietta with her husband, son, two cats and a dog. In her spare time, she likes to read, binge on Netflix and travel.


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