Yellow River Park • Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Master Plan

 

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The Jaeger Company assisted the Gwinnett County Department of Community Services in the creation of a Master Plan to govern development of Yellow River Park. Existing mountain bike and equestrian trails, heavily used by local residents and regional visitors, currently threaten park viability. Several complex issues confront the park including a road bisecting the property; a lack of connectivity to land across Yellow River from existing park trails; steep grades; erosion along the river corridor due to trail proximity; user conflicts along trails; and a desire to preserve existing wildlife habitats.

The 600-plus acre site contains a portion of the scenic Yellow River and has a passive park use designation. Gwinnett County SPLOST revenues will fund development efforts.

The Jaeger Company met regularly with a steering committee and county officials who helped guide park development plans. The final master plan includes river overlooks, two amenity areas on either side of the river with playgrounds, pavilions, restroom facilities, pedestrian trails, updated bike and equestrian routes with adequate signage for use identification, a multi-use trail close to the main pavilion area; and a network of "pedestrian only" trails on one side of the river. The first phase of construction is currently under implementation by Gwinnett County.