The county has purchased 140 acres of land adjacent to Yellow River Park on Juhan Road, which is expected to create almost 800 acres of continuous green space in southern Gwinnett.
The land, located between Yellow River Park and a future park on Centerville Highway, is being purchased from the Conservation Fund for $100,000 and will be paid for with 2009 SPLOST funds. County commissioners approved the purchase Tuesday.
The land was dedicated for public park purposes in the last will and testament of Martha J. Johnson, according to a press release. The land contains a portion of Centerville Creek and has 2,400 feet of frontage on the Yellow River.
The land will allow for a greenway trail between the two parks.
“Ms. Johnson requested that this property along the Yellow River be permanently protected as a public park and recreation space, so we’re excited to work with Gwinnett County to ensure her conservation legacy by protecting the Yellow River corridor and greatly expanding recreational opportunities for county residents,” Andrew Schock, Georgia State Director of The Conservation Fund, said in a statement.