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Weather slows Hoschton Park progress
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Construction on Hoschton Park in western Jackson County has been slowed somewhat by the rainy weather in September and October, county officials said.

Commissioner Bruce Yates and County Parks and Recreation Director Ricky Sanders gave residents a recent update on the park’s progress at the District 3 town hall meeting at the Talmo Depot.

“We hope to get into there sometime in early summer ... and maybe even before then,” Yates said of the park’s progress. “We’re shooting for June because of the rain. The weather’s really held us up.”

Work began earlier this year on Hoschton Park, which will be located next to West Jackson Primary School on Ga. 53. The park will feature a regulation-sized soccer field, four multipurpose fields, a walking path, additional parking, restrooms and a concessions stand.

Under an intergovernmental agreement approved this summer, Jackson County will build and operate the park, but the city of Hoschton will retain its portion of the property and the Jackson County Board of Education will keep its portion.