A very confident forecast for very bad weather has forced the cancellation of the ribbon cutting ceremony for Boulevard Woods originally scheduled to take place Friday, January 22. The ribbon cutting will be rescheduled soon, and we’ll let you know about that here.
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Athens-Clarke County government has scheduled the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Boulevard Woods on Friday, January 22 at 2 pm. Please join us!
With the recent installation of sod, Boulevard Woods now has a beautiful green lawn. There’s still more work to be done (of course!), but this construction site is suddenly looking like a park—and a nice one at that.
The pouring of concrete for pathways has begun. With a portion of the looped pathway on the Barber Street-facing part of the park now poured, the form of Boulevard Woods is rapidly emerging.
All the granite cladding for the retaining and seating walls—except for areas around the metal pillars that will eventually support an archway sign—is now done. Workers will shortly complete the wooden formwork that will shape the concrete paths. That concrete will be poured and spread soon, possibly even as this is being written. Areas around the two street-facing magnolias have been mulched—and it looks and smells good.
There’s still some granite cladding to be put in place, but the park’s seating and retaining walls are now more than half-way complete. Workers are beginning to spread gravel along where the paved concrete path will soon be poured. And the dogwoods facing Barber Street have been planted.
The Flagpole’s Guide to Athens, Georgia now includes a listing for Boulevard Woods. Look, there it is nestled alphabetically—and oh-so-tangibly in black and white—between Bishop Park and Dudley Park in the guide’s parks and recreation section.
The first concrete for Boulevard Woods was poured today into the footings that will support the granite rubble retaining and seating walls.
Been wanting to say this for a long time…We’ve started construction of Boulevard Woods!
With a unanimous vote at its Feb. 3 regular session meeting, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission gave the final green light to the Boulevard Woods project.
We’re not sure of the exact date that we’ll be able to break ground to build the park, but we’ll let you know in the coming weeks. That’s right: the next step is actual construction. (Can you believe it?)
Thank you Mayor Denson, and Commissioners!