Unused golf course set to be revitalized for recreation

Old golf course will be transformed into a park. / Jessica Fairley

Dougherty County officials are taking on a new project that's set to revitalize the Flint Riverfront.

More than 200 acres of land will be transformed into a new park.

The old Radium Springs Golf Course has been closed for over a year and officials say they wanted to put the space to use.

Old golf cart trails will be transformed into walkways, while awnings and restrooms will be added for visitors.

There will even be a place set up for people to enjoy the Flint River.

"At some point in time, there will be an observation deck over on the riverside that people can actually go in and view the river corridor back to the north and to the south. It's just a beautiful view up and down that river," said Larry Cook, Dougherty County Public Works Director.

Larry Cook says officials also plan to add shelters so that people can escape the bad weather.

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