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North Fulton CommunityProfiles Magazine 2018

Don’t Forget to Have

Don’t Forget to Have Some Fun! North Fulton County has a wealth of entertainment options for families. Explore everything from symphony performances and arts festivals to museum exhibitions and hiking trails. Below are just some of the family attractions North Fulton has to offer, along with websites for more information. Abernathy Arts Center • (404) 612-5780 AAC is the county’s oldest neighborhood arts center and offers day and evening classes for both children and adults. Andretti Indoor Karting and Games • (770) 992-5688 Enjoy go-karts, food and games at this facility named after racing legend Mario Andretti. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center • (678) 366-3511 The preserve includes 46 acres of ravine forest as well as 2 miles of walking trails and a Heritage Village that recreates life in the 19th century. Barrington Hall • (770) 640-3855 Located just off Roswell Square, this 19th century home features the metro area’s only antebellum garden. Bulloch Hall • (770) 992-1731 This antebellum home is best known as the location of the marriage of Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, the parents of future U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt. Chattahoochee Nature Center (770) 992-2055 The metro area’s largest nature center features a butterfly garden, native plant garden and a green room garden in addition to children’s programming and hiking trails. Chukkar Farm Polo Club • (770) 664-1733 This family-run business boasts 173 acres of pastures and woods and hosts polo events throughout the year. Georgia Ensemble Theater • (770) 641-1260 Open since 1993, this ensemble is the resident professional theater at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Heritage Green • (404) 851-9111 This sprawling complex includes gardens, a nature walk and an entertainment lawn, as well as the Williams-Payne House, which houses the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. Johns Creek Arts Center • (770) 623-8448 This nonprofit arts center’s mission is to “inspire artistic development for youth and adults by embracing community and corporate relationships that stimulate creative growth and opportunity.” Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre courtesy of alpharettacvb Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra • (678) 748-5802 Comprising professional musicians from across the metro area, the symphony is under the direction of founder J. Wayne Baughman. Roswell Cultural Art Center • (770) 594-6232 Featuring a 600-seat theatre as well as meeting rooms, exhibits halls and a research library, the art center hosts events from puppet shows to corporate meetings. Roswell Mills and Old Mill Park Visitors to this historic site can see the remains of Roswell’s cotton mills, and tours tell the story of the “Lost Workers of Roswell,” who were charged with treason and sent north during the Civil War. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park • (404) 733-5010 Open since 2008, this 12,000-seat amphitheatre hosts a wide range of concerts and, during the summer months, is home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Get Out and Play! North Fulton is home to a multitude of parks, playgrounds, gardens and other green spaces. There are even dog parks for your four-legged friends to run around off-leash. This list is far from exhaustive, as it doesn’t take into account many of the neighborhood parks, pocket parks and passive spaces scattered throughout the county. Keep in mind that some of these parks are run by the county parks and recreation department, while others are run by the city in which they are located. For more information, visit 18 ALPHARETTA Big Creek Greenway Five access points in Alpharetta (Alpharetta YMCA; Haynes Bridge Road; North Point Mall; Kimball Bridge Road; Marconi Drive) Info: 8-mile concrete trail Cogburn Road Park 12825 Cogburn Road Info: 2 picnic pavilions; playground; walking trails; arboretum North Park 13450 Cogburn Road Info: 7 lighted tennis courts; 2 multipurpose synthetic turf fields; 8 lighted softball fields; 2 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds; adult activity center; arts building; Rotary Reflection Garden; walking trail Providence Park 13440 Providence Park Drive Info: Park center building; pavilion; hiking trails; outdoor amphitheater; grills; picnic tables; overnight campsites; lake; creeks/ wetlands; rappelling and rock climbing areas; rock climbing cliff; climbing walls; high ropes challenge course Union Hill Park 1590 Little Pine Trail Info: 2 outdoor roller hockey rinks (1 covered); concession stand Webb Bridge Park 4780 Webb Bridge Road Info: 2 grass soccer fields; multipurpose synthetic turf field; 4 baseball fields; 4 tennis courts; walking trail; arboretum; concession stands; 3 picnic pavilions; playground photo courtesy of Johns Creek CommunityProfiles >> 2017

Wills Park Old Milton Parkway (west of Georgia 400 and west of Highway 9) Info: 7 grass baseball fields; synthetic turf baseball field; 2 T-ball fields; 5 picnic pavilions; 3 playgrounds; disc golf course; 6 lighted tennis courts; 1.8-mile walking trail; Alpharetta Community Garden; Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park JOHNS CREEK Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center 9770 Autrey Mill Road Info: 46 acres; visitor’s center; Heritage Village with historic buildings; replica Native American dwellings; farm museum; picnic pavilions; 2 miles of nature trails; wildlife and animal displays Newtown Park 3150 Old Alabama Road Info: 46 acres; lake; 2 miles of walking/ jogging trails; 3 multipurpose athletic fields; 2 basketball courts; 3 softball/baseball fields; 6 tennis courts; 13 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds; community clubhouse; community garden; dog park; active adult center Ocee Park 10900 Buice Road Info: 37 acres; walking/jogging track; 2 basketball courts; batting cages; 8 lighted softball/baseball fields; T-ball field; 2 hard tennis courts; 2 sand volleyball courts; 4 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds Shakerag Park 10945 Rogers Circle Info: 66 acres; walking/jogging track; 3.8- acre lake; 3 multipurpose athletic fields; playground; 3 picnic pavilions; community room ROSWELL Azalea Park - Chattahoochee National Recreation Area 203 Azalea Drive Info: 10.2-mile walking trail Big Creek Park 1600 Old Alabama Road Info: 1-mile walking trail; 1.3-mile concrete multipurpose trail; mountain bike trails Don White Memorial Park 925 Riverside Road Info: 2 sand volleyball courts; picnic pavilion; outdoor exercise equipment; fishing dock; access to Roswell River Walk East Roswell Park 9000 Fouts Road Info: 1.4-mile walking trail; playground; disc golf; tennis courts Garrard Landing Park 8000 Holcomb Bridge Info: 0.6-mile walking trail; playground Grimes Bridge Park 830 Grimes Bridge Road Info: Soccer fields; football fields Hembree Park 850 Hembree Road Info: 1-mile walking trail; tennis courts; batting cages; recreation center; baseball fields Leita Thompson Memorial Park 1200 Woodstock Road Info: 2.3-mile walking trail; dog park Riverside Park 575 Riverside Road Info: 23 acres; picnic tables; grills; playground; open field; trail system; concession stand; sprayground Roswell Area Park 10495 Woodstock Road Info: 1.6-mile walking trail; 7.4-mile historic trail; playground; picnic tables Sloan Street Park 75 Sloan Street Info: Playground Sweet Apple Park 11850 Crabapple Road Info: 1.1-mile walking trail; multipurpose fields Waller Park 250 Oak Street Info: Recreation center; playground; baseball field; outdoor soccer field; picnic area; Hog Waller Creek; access to Historic Roswell Trail System SANDY SPRINGS Abernathy Park 254 Johnson Ferry Road Info: Tennis courts; playground; picnic tables; arts center Allen Park 5900 Lake Forest Drive at Allen Road Info: Playground; multipurpose court; walking trail; basketball court Hammond Park 705 Hammond Drive at Glenridge Info: Multipurpose building; gym; game room; soccer field; lighted tennis courts; basketball courts; picnic pavilions; playground photo courtesy of Sandy Springs Heritage Green 6075 Sandy Springs Circle Info: Williams-Payne House; bandstand; walking trail; boardwalk John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve 7645 Roswell Road Info: Nature trails; tree; plant and wildlife sanctuary Morgan Falls Overlook Park 200 Morgan Falls Road Info: Picnic pavilions; playground; boat dock/ fishing pier; hiking trail (less than 1 mile); fire pit; porch swings Ridgeview Park 5200 South Trimble Road Info: Nature trails; picnic pavilion; playground photo courtesy of Johns Creek CommunityProfiles >> 2017 19