Dalton gets grants for some streetscaping and improved ballfields

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Dalton is getting $4 million from a state grant for a pair of projects in town.

One is a streetscape renovation plan for Pentz and Cuyler Streets.

It will improve sidewalks and landscaping to rest the renovations for the rest of downtown.

The project creates a pedestrian link between Burr and Gateway parks.

“We were able to talk about Cuyler Street’s relevance as a gateway to downtown and also as a connecting corridor for two parks,” City Administrator Andrew Parker said. “Gateway Park, which was formerly the fountain park, is also due for some upgrades and we hope this will allow us to reimagine that park.”

The other project will put synthetic turf on playing fields at Heritage Point Park.

Those fields are almost 20 years old and get swamped during heavy rain.

The overhaul will improve the drainage and should draw more tournaments.

“We’re really excited about making a reinvestment in those fields and that’s a project that will have a direct impact on the local economy because we imagine it being done with synthetic turf that is manufactured by one of our local world class synthetic turf manufacturers,” Parker said.

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