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Black Shoals Retreat House complete, ribbon cutting next week
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The Rockdale County Department of Recreation & Maintenance will host a ribbon cutting next week to introduce the public to its newly completed Black Shoals Retreat House and Nature Trail project.

The Retreat House is the first-ever indoor facility at Black Shoals Park and the adjoining Veteran’s Park/Walk of Heroes. The facility has heat and air, flush toilets, a warming kitchen, a porch with picnic tables, and space for large meetings or events. 

Additional features include an outdoor lawn and stage with electrical outlets, a new playground, and a walking path that connects to the fishing pier and nature trail. Beginning in January 2015, the new facility will offer community classes and programs such as yoga.

The natural trail is a 1.8-mile non-pavement scenic trail.

“We are truly proud of the work that’s been done to develop this special project, so we’re putting a lot of energy and focus into making it a special celebration for the entire community,” said Recreation & Maintenance Director Jackie Lunsford. “Our citizens are sure to enjoy this first-class facility overlooking part of our beautiful trail system.”

The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Black Shoals Park, 3001 Black Shoals Road, Conyers.