CANTON, GA (May 15, 2023) – Cherokee County residents are invited to attend an upcoming public input meeting to provide feedback on a future park in the Hickory Flat community.
Cherokee Recreation and Parks and the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will host the first of several public input meetings this Thursday, May 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Hickory Flat Gym located at 4835 Hickory Road in Canton.

Cherokee Recreation and Parks will host virtual meetings on the project in the future. Dates are to be determined.

The county purchased the 40-acre parcel of land in the spring of 2022, which is located at 5047 East Cherokee Drive, in the amount of $3.2 million using funds from the 2018 Special Local Option Sales Tax. The future park is located on the east side of East Cherokee Drive and adjacent to Hickory Flat United Methodist Church.

Input received at the meeting from the stakeholders and overall community will be used in the development of park concepts, a draft master plan and ultimately a final master plan which will be presented to the Board of Commissioners later in the year.

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Located 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Cherokee County is part of the 11-county metro-Atlanta area. Cherokee County boasts a population of more than 279,000, according to the 2022 Atlanta Regional Commission population estimates. It is the one of the fastest growing counties in the metro region and its overall Board of Commissioners-controlled tax burden per capita is one of the lowest in the region. Cherokee County has world-class parks and recreational facilities, is a destination for corporate headquarters and is a great place to live, work and play. Cherokee County is the best of both worlds because it’s where “Metro Meets the Mountains.” Learn more at




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