PERRY, Ga. — Spring will bring warmer weather and two brand new parks in Perry.
Heritage Park is getting a makeover and will soon be home to the city's annual music festival along with some of the other "Perry Presents" events.
"Because you can't really see it from the street, a lot of the public hasn't really noticed what is going on," said the city's landscape manager Ansley Fitzner.
She said phase I is creating an amphitheater-style lawn with a stage, and phase II will include a walking trail, restrooms, and a retention pond.
This 20-acre park will cost around $1.13 million, and not too far down the road will be the new Legacy Park, which will cost around $625,000 and will be just under one acre.
She said Legacy Park will be a veterans memorial park with a reflection pool and flagpoles.
"I think the city sort of had this plan and then they were just waiting for funding to get into place," said Fitzner.
She said she's just excited to see what this means for the future of Perry.
"Perry is growing and they're also starting to see that we can become a sort of a destination for the region and by doing things like this, it brings people in to see what a great place we are."
Parrish Construction Group and Fitzner said both parks will be finished by spring 2020.
Heritage Park is located at 2005 Sam Nunn Boulevard and Legacy Park is on the corner of Main Street and Courtney Hodges Boulevard.
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