Bishop Park Improvements


What's happening at Bishop Park?

Bishop Park is one of Athens' most beloved parks and requires necessary updates to ensure future generations are able to enjoy this westside park. Updates include reconstruction of the aquatics area, including replacement of the pool and ancillary structures, new splash pad, and pool house with restrooms, new playground with an adjacent pavilion and restrooms. To the extent available, remaining funds may be used to target the pedestrian improvement and fence project along Hawthorne Avenue. 

Athens-Clarke County residents are invited to be part of the visioning and planning process.  Stay connected and learn about project updates, public input opportunities, and timelines.

Learn more about this SPLOST project or view the Bishop Park Master Plan.

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Public Meetings

Residents are invited to attend public meetings and provide input on the visioning for this project. Children are encouraged to attend and will participate in a concurrent visioning process. 

The following public meetings occurred.  All in-person meetings were held at Bishop Park.

  • Saturday, July 10, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Monday, July 12, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Webex: Thursday, July 15, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

View the recorded meeting:

Public Input Survey

Public input for initial visioning was received from July 4, 2021 at midnight - August 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Public Input for the project priority list will be accepted online between October 13, 2021 at midnight - October 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

User Group 

A user group of three Leisure Staff members and three Athens-Clarke County residents, has been tasked with developing a project concept for the Bishop Park Improvements Project. The group develops the project concept based on a priority list of items that are broken into three categories: must have, highly wanted, and nice to have.

The public is invited to review each of the categories and the rankings within each. The user group will take public input into consideration prior to finalizing the project concept and forwarding to Mayor and Commission for approval.



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