The members of the Dalton Board of Education voted this week to buy a piece of land that will connect Brookwood Elementary with Lakeshore Park.
The property was purchased from a private seller for approximately $40,000.
“This project is part of the master plan for greenspace and trails developed by (the University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership),” said Superintendent Jim Hawkins. “It’s taken a while to work out the details on this endeavor and we’re excited to see this project get underway.”
Pat Holloway, director of communications for Dalton Public Schools, said students at Brookwood Elementary frequently travel to the park for projects and other school-related activities. She said school officials have been working for a long time to find a way to connect the back of the school to the park.
The school system will work with city government to build a trail on the newly purchased land so that students can access the park.
“We are pleased to be able to work with the city of Dalton to provide this access for Brookwood to Lakeshore Park,” said Hawkins. “We appreciate Mayor (Dennis) Mock’s leadership in this partnership. It is always beneficial to have our two entities work together for the greater good of our ...