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College Park Ward I Councilman Clay Ambrose talks about the importance of athletics in the community during the re-grand opening of Badgett Stadium Oct. 17, 2018. College Park Mayor Jack Longino (left) and Emmanuel Rainey, College Park’s director of Recreation and Cultural Arts, also spoke about the importance of the stadium to the local community.


Fulton County’s Department of Community Development received recognition today, October 17, 2018 for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards that allowed College Park to renovate one of the its oldest community centers, Badgett Stadium.   College Park received a $454,116 award in 2017 and an $88,700 award in 2018 for the center upgrades that would benefit youth and adults in College Park and the community at large.

District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington Jr. commended the College Park Recreation and Cultural Arts Department for its achievement on behalf of citizens who will benefit from the improvements.   “Individuals and families profit from improvements to recreational facilities. These programs enhance wellness and bring our residents and businesses together to support each other and build even greater resources to enhance the quality of life in our communities,” said Arrington.

“The City of College Park sets the bar high for meeting the needs of its low to moderate income citizens,” added Frankie Atwater, Director, Fulton County Department of Community Development. “We are extremely appreciative of our partnership with the City and their team of dedicated professionals who worked hand in hand with our staff to move this project from design to renovation with a purpose that will serve the citizens of College Park.”  

In addition to the Fulton County CDBG funding, the City of College Park contributed $125,000 and The Atlanta Hawks Foundation, a City partner, contributed $90,000 to improve the outdoor youth basketball courts.

For more information, visit Fulton County’s website at www.fultoncountyga.gov or connect with Fulton County government on Twitter at @FultonInfo or Facebook at @fultoninfo.


Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of Community Development at (404) 613-7944alt. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.







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