The city of Conyers and the PATH Foundation are ready to unveil the newly completed Olde Town trail portion at the grand opening ceremony of the Conyers Olde Town Trail Phase D on Thursday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library. The public is invited.
Mayor Randy Mills, members of the Conyers City Council, SPLOST Committee members and PATH officials will be on hand to officially open the SPLOST and PATH-funded project. The city is paying about $35,000 while the PATH foundation is paying about $60,000 to construct this phase of the trail, which stretches nearly 1.5 miles connecting the Nancy Guinn Library to Wheeler Park and the Rockdale Career Academy on Parker Road.
The trail will ultimately connect Olde Town Conyers to Johnson Park and eventually the South River Trail. Construction of the Olde Town Trail began in November 2010.
“We encourage the public to come join in this celebration as we open this multi-use trail for walking, jogging, rollerblading, cycling and anything that gets people out of the house exercising and enjoying the outdoors,” said Mills.
Mayor Mills and the City Council will participate in a ribbon cutting and encourages those that attend to come with strollers, bicycles, running shoes and pets (on leashes) to enjoy a portion or all of the new PATH trail. Refreshments and complimentary water bottles commemorating the opening of the new trail will be available while supplies last to those in attendance.
"Shrek Forever After" at the Horse Park
The Georgia International Horse Park (GIHP) is partnering again with Atlanta radio station B98.5FM to present its outdoor movie series “B at the Movies” at the GIHP on Saturday, May 7.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., families are invited to the field at the park’s Grand Prix Plaza armed with lawn chairs and blankets for prime seating on the lawn for the screening of the movie “Shrek Forever After” on a larger-than-life, 45-foot screen. The movie begins at dark, or about 8:45 p.m.
“This is the first of two outdoor movies the Horse Park is hosting for the community this year,” said Jennifer Bexley, director of the Georgia International Horse Park . “We think next weekend’s showing of 'Shrek Forever After' will be well attended and we look forward to the showing of 'Racing Stripes' later on July 23.”
While admission and parking are free, concessions during the event will be available for a small fee. No pets are allowed. “B at the Movies” is sponsored by Publix.