Your Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs March 2020 Bulletin
READY! SET! GO! is a bulletin designed to inform City of South Fulton residents about programs and activities happening in the city's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department. Whether you are looking for sporting activities for your children, programs to improve your own health or activities for seniors, the City of South Fulton is Where you want to be!
Look for Recreation Tips for the Family as We Work Through Coronavirus
Social distancing is the new term coined in the media in regards to protecting yourself and your family from the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as
COVID-19. It is our goal, during this period of social distancing, to remain connected with you and your family even though our facilities are closed.

Our Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) team will continue to provide information and resources to you and your family.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, we will send out consistent e-blasts to all Civic Rec subscribers that will contain information about arts and crafts-related activities and recreational ideas for you to try at home.

If you would like to receive these CivicRec notifications, please sign up for a free membership on the city's website at www.cityofsouthfultonga.gov.

Click CivicRec to create an account today.

In addition, Mayor William ”Bill” Edwards has addressed the city’s response plan to the Coronavirus in a video, which you can view below. Check the alert bar across the city's webpage for consistent updates about the city's response to COVID-19. You can also visit About the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) under the residents tab on the city's website.

It is our hope that you and your family stay well.

Tony Phillips
Director
COSF Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
South Fulton Adds Amphitheater to Arts Facilities Network
Wolf Creek Amphitheater will soon join the Southwest Arts and South Fulton Arts Center as one of the premiere venues for entertainment.

Under the agreement, which Fulton County approved in February, the City of South Fulton will grow its network of arts facilities by acquiring the amphitheater on December 1. County officials will retain ownership of the Tom Lowe Shooting Grounds, the shooting range built for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

“As we continue to develop our arts and culture program, Wolf Creek Amphitheater is a natural fit because it provides us with a magnificent outdoor venue for concerts, large-scale productions and other performances,” Mayor William “Bill” Edwards said. “We are grateful to Fulton County for its support as our city continues to flourish. This agreement shows what can be achieved when two governments work together for the common good. That’s the kind of relationship governments should have.”

Situated on a picturesque 435-acre wooded site, the amphitheater accommodates 5,420 guests with table, reserved and lawn seating. Over the years, it has hosted plays, festivals and concerts featuring a who’s who of national music artists.

With the amphitheater as a key venue for its developing arts and culture experience, the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is expanding programming to include instructional and performance opportunities.

In January, officials announced the transfer of the Southwest and South Fulton arts centers from the county to the city. It also previewed a diverse instructional program – including the addition of African dance and spoken word classes – and groundbreaking new partnerships with Serenbe Institute and the Atlanta Opera.
Olympian and Swordfish Mom Encourages Her Children to Excel
The Ready Set, Go, newsletter is highlighting the Olympic achievements of Ameerah Bello who represented the  United States Virgin Islands in the 2000 Sydney Games .

She also competed as a sprinter in the  women's 100-met er dash, the 200-meter dash and several other relays during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Bello is now a mother of three children and her focus is on developing the same athletic spirit in her 8-year-old twin daughters, Maida and Maimuna Bello, who are both young athletes on the City of South Fulton Swordfish swim team.

"I am able to see my daughters blossom in a way that I would not see if they were not competing in an individual sport, said Bello. "Comparing them from the first swim meet to the third swim meet, you just see the confidence that they exude. I hear them talk about how they are going to match their time or even how they want to get a swim scholarship for college."

Maida and Maimuna Bello joined the Swordfish at 7 years old.

"I see the progress that they are making and I would love for my daughters to be state or national contenders," said Bello.

The list of awards and accomplishments are impressive. In 1997, Bello held the 200-meter dash record at the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Championship. The following year, she was named NCAA Division 1 All-American in the 200-meter dash. Bello also has groomed other young athletes to hold their own award-winning records when she served as a high school track and field coach.

Her daughters are following their mother's ambition. Together, they brought home top honors in their age group when they competed at the 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Invitational hosted by the City of Atlanta Dolphins Swim Team in January.

Bello credits their coach's leadership and direction of the Swordfish Swim team to seeing her daughters growth in the sport.

"I have been blessed to have two young ladies who love their Swordfish swim Team," said Coach Elisha "Reno" Bashir. "Although they have only been with the team for a short period they, show tremendous growth and competitiveness. "

If you would like to learn more about the City of South Fulton Swordfish team, contact the City of South Fulton's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department at (470)-809-PARK (7275).



CITY OF SOUTH FULTON PARKS
Burdett Park
2945 Burdett Road
City of South Fulton
GA 30349
(470) 809-7184

Hours of Operation
CLOSED


Cliftondale Park
4645 Butner Road
City of South Fulton
GA 30349
(470) 809-7184

Hours of Operation
CLOSED

Sandtown Park
5320 Campbellton Road
City of South Fulton
GA 30331
(470) 809-7194

Hours of Operation
CLOSED

Welcome All Park
4255 Will Lee Road
City of South Fulton
GA 30349
(470) 809-7170

Hours of Operation
CLOSED
Welcome All Natatorium
4255 Will Lee Road
College Park
GA 30349
(470) 809-71704

Hours of Operation
CLOSED
South Fulton Tennis Center
5645 Mason Road
College Park
GA 30349
(470) 809-7197

Hours of Operation
CLOSED
Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road SW
Atlanta
GA 30349
(470) 819-7161

Hours of Operation
CLOSED
South Fulton Arts Center
4645 Butner Road
College Park
GA 30349
(470)-809-7188 

Hours of Operation
CLOSED
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as the city works to stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019.
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