Cooper and Company is proud to announce that they have been awarded the contract to construct the recreation center that is to be combined with the new District 4 Parks and Recreation Administration building for Clayton County.  The new facility will be located in International Park in Jonesboro, GA and the project is designed to create one new complex for both the center and the offices. Architectural firm Wiley Wilson created a design that provides a modern, family-friendly design with a lodge feel.

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The new 2-story, 33,800 SF facility will feature new amenities to the citizens of Clayton County such as Spin Cycle Studio, CrossFit Training, Cafe and Coffee Shop.  The new recreation center will also feature a zero-depth entry salt water pool, cardio and resistance training exercise equipment, a multi-purpose room, ninja area, a rock-climbing wall, and play areas. It will also feature three access points on three compass headings, connecting to the new Clayton Connects pathway system designed for non-motorized use such as walking, jogging, bicycles, and electric golf carts.

The new administrative offices will provide a central location for the administrative staff to plan and supervise the many programs they offer.  The administrative services are comprised of marketing and sales, budgetary functions, procurement, and guest services. Here, residents will be able to register for programs, pick up information, volunteer and learn about upcoming signature events.

SPLOST Funding

The project is supported by the 2004 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds for Clayton County. In 2009, plans for the construction of the District 4 Recreation Center were placed on hold amid a recession, employee furloughs and a dramatically shirking tax base, per county officials.

According to an article from the Clayton News-Daily, District 4 Commissioner Michael Edmonson explained that “the facility’s construction has been long-awaited and will represent a mix of state-of-the-art amenities that will complement the new open plan and additional renovations throughout Clayton International Park.”

The District 4 Recreation Center will be constructed as a steel structure with CMU walls. The exterior has a metal roof and Wall panels, stone and fiber cement panels.  The new facility will be accessed by the International Park’s entrance at Ga. Highway 138 and Rand Road and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2020.

Project Scope Includes:

  • 33,800 SF | Design – Bid – Build
  • Site Development & Improvements
  • 2 Story Structures
  • Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Mechanical Systems Work
  • Fire Systems
  • New Parking
  • New Ground Up Construction
  • Architect: Wiley Wilson
  • Owner: Clayton County Board of Commissioners