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Kids have 2 new playgrounds at Hall parks
East Hall, Cool Springs parks have added attractions
Children play at East Hall Park’s new playground on Tuesday night. It is one of two new playgrounds at Hall County parks, with the other at Cool Springs Park. - photo by AMBER TYNER

Kids and parents have new attractions to enjoy at two Hall County parks. The county has recently constructed and opened playgrounds at East Hall Park and Cool Springs Park.

Although both playgrounds were in the original plans of the parks, the equipment has only recently been added as funds have become available. About $25,000 has been spent on the renovations at East Hall. A portion of this money came from the sell of the former Hall County Parks and Leisure offices in Gainesville, which are now in the North Hall Community Center.

East Hall Park now offers a new playset that children can enjoy while their parents take advantage of the other features of the 90-acre sports complex and the 28,000-square-foot community center.

People in the community are taking advantage of the new parks. Christina Godina has visited the new playground at East Hall Park with her child twice already.

“I like that it’s small enough that I don’t have to worry about so many people being here and I can be anywhere and see where my child is,” Godina said. “It’s just very convenient for it to be so close to home.” 

Godina said her son “loves it. There’s all ages here. It’s very beneficial for all ages.”

East Hall Park is located  at 3911 P. Davidson Road in Gainesville. The recently installed playground is in clear view from the park’s track and is padded with bark.

Over at Cool Springs Park, the new playground has refurbished equipment. It was previously at the Hall County Sheriff’s Office’s South Hall Precinct, which was originally a daycare facility, but it now has a new home.

According to the director of Hall County Parks and Leisure services, Mike Little, this was a great move to save taxpayers’ money.

“Our employees added swings and other features to the equipment, so that it suits the needs of those that utilize Cool Springs Park the most,” Little said in a press release.

The 75-acre park in the Chestatee district is located at 5579 Cool Springs Road in Gainesville.

Fencing has been added to Cool Springs Park, as well. These $12,000 upgrades were also covered from the sale of the old Parks and Leisure offices.

There are plans to pave the parking lot at Cool Springs within the next few months, work that will be funded by SPLOST VII.

“SPLOST VII funds will also be used to restore, replace and construct playgrounds at all Hall County parks over the next five years,” Little said.

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