Friday, May 17, 2013
If everything goes to plan, the park will reopen after being closed for nearly two weeks after heavy downpours caused Little River to overflow its banks.
"Barring anything unexpected," Olde Rope Mill Park could reopen today at 4 p.m. That's according to Woodstock Parks and Recreation Director Preston Pooser, who informed city leaders of the probability this morning. Crews will continue cleaning the park today in order to meet the self-imposed timeline to re-open the park. The park has been closed for nearly two weeks since Little River overflowed its banks around noon Sunday May 5. The river's waters poured into areas of the park, leaving the pedestrian bridge inaccessible and the half-mile Trestle Rock Trail submerged. City crews had been out pressure washing parts of the park that were hit with the excess water, and that should wrap up later today. Don't miss any news from Woodstock-…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The water level at the Woodstock park continues to drop slowly, but some areas of the park remain underwater.
While water levels continue to drop, some areas of Olde Rope Mill Park remains underwater. The park is still closed to the public, but city crews are out pressure washing parts of the park that have made a reappearance after being underwater for days. Woodstock Parks and Recreation Director Preston Pooser said the deck overlooking Little River should be exposed by tomorrow, so the city can begin cleaning that area. However, the half-mile paved Trestle Rock Trail "south of the main park area, is still underwater," Pooser added. The river overflowed its banks around noon Sunday May 5, which forced the city to close the park after a weekend downpour left behind several inches of rain. The Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails at …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released water from the Allatoona Dam, and Little River's levels are expected to drop.
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from Allatoona Dam in Cartersville, it still could be another week before Woodstock's Olde Rope Mill Park re-opens to the public. Woodstock Parks and Recreation Director Preston Pooser said the re-opening could be "probably late next week." City leaders on Thursday confirmed the corps is releasing the water, which should help bring down the water level in Little River, which runs directly through the park. Rain and thunderstorms are expected to move into Woodstock on Friday and Saturday, but the rainfall amount isn't expected to bring dramatic numbers. The river overflowed its banks around noon on Sunday, which forced the city to close the park after a weekend downpour left several…
Monday, May 6, 2013
While Little River overflowing its banks on Sunday forced the city to close the park, officials believe the park will suffer only minor damage.
While Woodstock's Olde Rope Mill Park remains closed to the public, city officials are regularly assessing the potential water damage to the area. As of Monday morning, the damage looks to have been minor. "At this time there is minimal damage," Woodstock Parks and Recreation Director Preston Pooser told Patch. "It will be at least two days after the water goes down so we can pressure wash and blow debris off the concrete portion of the trail." Pooser is referring to the Trestle Rock Trail, which runs roughly about a half-mile alongside Little River. The river, which runs directly through the park, overflowed its bank around noon on Sunday, which forced the city to close the park. The Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails at the …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Heavy downpours caused Little River to overflow its banks, closing Olde Rope Mill Park.
Heavy weekend downpours have forced the city of Woodstock to close Olde Rope Mill Park. Little River, which runs directly through the park, has overflowed its banks and the park will remain close until further notice. The park's closure also means the Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails are also closed, according to Greenprints Alliance's Facebook page. Stay with Patch for updates. Don't miss any news from Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch! Subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here. Also, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The city council voted last night to approve matching up to $40,000 in impact fees to help construct a new mountain bike trail at Olde Rope Mill Park
The city of Woodstock has signed on to help the completion of the Taylor Randahl Memorial Bike Trails at Olde Rope Mill Park. The council voted unanimously to approve matching up to $40,000 in impact fees, which would be given towards SORBA Woodstock and Greenprints Alliance's campaign to build the Fierce Loop at the trail. The funds would come from impact fees and the land, which is already being leased by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, also counts towards the acreage requirement of land in the city's impact fee ordinance. The Fierce Loop would encompass 3.5 miles built on the north side of Little River and is the final installment of mountain bike trails at Olde Rope Mill Park. Interim Community Development Director Brian Stockton …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Woodstock Police officials will focus on Olde Rope Mill Park.
Keep the 4-wheelers inside because the Woodstock Police Department will start enforcing the new ATV ordinance beginning this weekend. Officers will specifically focus on the area around Olde Rope Mill Park, said Brittany Duncan, spokeswoman for the Woodstock Police Department. "These incidents are not only a safety issue, but are also causing an economic and environmental impact on the trails," Duncan said. "The trails are not designed to accommodate ATVs, and their effects are starting to show on the newly opened trails as well as the trail areas currently under construction." The Woodstock City Council passed the ATV ordinance to regulate the operation of All Terrain Vehicles including 3-wheelers, 4-wheelers, off-road motorcycles and …