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Roper Park playground revitalized

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     Partnerships allowed the Pickens recreation department to redo their playground at Roper Park.


By Tucker Green

County PIO


Roper Park goers will be pleased to see new playground equipment installed for the youth of Pickens County. The updated equipment was installed by Southeast Outdoors Solutions, a locally owned company. This project was financially made possible by the generosity of several local donors partnering with Pickens County Recreation Department. Southeast Outdoors Solutions (Michael and Karrie Poole) graciously donated roughly $13,000 and Pepsi Beverage Company out of Ellijay donated $5,000. The donations by those companies matched by PCRD budgeted funds purchased: a new playset and swing set. 

In addition to the new equipment, Keep Pickens Beautiful complimented the new equipment with a freshly painted fence and new mulch. This local organization’s donation gave a clean look to the area to suit the other updates. This revitalized playground area will be enjoyed by the citizens for many years. 

The Board of Commissioners and PCRD are thankful for the beneficial support by partners: Southeast Outdoors Solutions, Pepsi, and Keep Pickens Beautiful. Without their help this project would not have been possible. 

Please stop by when you get a chance and enjoy all that Roper Park has to offer.