Dalton's newest park is far from its largest, only one-third of an acre. But it may be its most picturesque.
The Waterfall Park, located just west of the I-75 South Walnut Avenue exit and next to Bojangles', will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at 10:30 a.m. But Dalton residents and visitors getting off I-75 may have already noticed its central feature: a picturesque waterfall on the fringes of a wooded area. For years, the view of the waterfall was obscured by the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce's headquarters, but that building was demolished several years ago.
For the past several months, the Dalton Civitan Club has spearheaded an effort to turn the property into a park.
"We are really looking forward to the ribbon cutting. It has been a lot of hard work for us and for a lot of other people, but we are really proud of it," said Civitan Club member Barry Slaymaker.
The Civitan Club funded the site design and donated or funded all landscaping features (trees, shrubs, mulch, etc.), the deck and railing overlooking the waterfall, picnic tables and the trash can.
The City of Dalton Public Works Department did the site grading, paved the parking lot and built the sidewalk, curb and gutter, drainage structures and a berm. It also did the final grassing of the site.
The Dalton Parks and Recreation Department will maintain the site.