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At your local parks this summer!


(Lawrenceville, GA., July 3, 2018) – With summer’s arrival, now’s the time to get out and discover the great things happening in Gwinnett County parks. Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month, an initiative of National Recreation and Park Association, with a variety of activities for residents of all ages and abilities.

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation designating July as Park and Recreation Month. This year’s theme, A Lifetime of Discovery, encourages residents to discover all that parks offer beyond just playgrounds, community recreation centers, sports leagues and summer camps. Several of the month’s planned activities feature a bicentennial twist to celebrate Gwinnett’s 200th birthday.

• July 6 at 6 p.m. – Summer Movie Night at Dacula Park Activity Building, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue in Dacula. Catch a flick with the family at this free event. Refreshments will be provided. All ages, must pre-register online with code DAP31620 or call 678-277-0850.
July 6 at 6:30 p.m. – Bicentennial Hot Dog Pool Party at Collins Hill Park Aquatic Center, 2200 Collins Hill Road in Lawrenceville. Celebrate Parks and Recreation month with swimming and hot dogs. All ages, $5 per person. All pool rules apply. For more information call 770-127-5347.
July 9 at 7 p.m. – 200th Birthday Bash Family Night at Lenora Park Pool, 4315 Lenora Church Road in Snellville. Bring the entire family to celebrate at the pool and eat cake. All ages, $5 per person. All pool rules apply. For more information call 770-985-5309.
July 14 at 10 a.m. – Family Fun Day on the Farm at McDaniel Farm Park, 3020 McDaniel Road in Duluth. Step back in time and enjoy a tour of the farm and Archie’s Garden. There will be concessions, crafts, hayrides, farm animals, music and more. All ages, free to attend. For more information call 770-814-4920.
July 21 at 10 a.m. – Discover Historic Games at Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 South Perry Street in Lawrenceville. Discover games of the 1800s, old-fashioned entertainment, food vendors, face painting and more. All ages, free to attend. For more information call 770-822-5178.
July 21 at 11 a.m. – Scavenge-ART Hunt at Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Berkeley Lake. Gather a list of goodies from nature and build crafty creations to take home. All ages, pre-register by July 20 online with code PVP31410 or call 678-277-0920.
July 24 at 6:30 p.m. – Button Gwinnett Duel Day at Mountain Park Aquatic Center, 1063 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain. It’s a water science kind of day with duels and fun experiments. All ages, $5 per person. All pool rules apply. For more information call 678-277-0870.
July 27 at 8 p.m. – Nature at Night Hike at McDaniel Farm Park, 3020 McDaniel Road in Duluth. Free event in partnership with Live Healthy Gwinnett to explore the trails under a full moon. Discover the world of nocturnal animals, constellations and more. Ages 8 and up, call 770-814-4920 for more information.
July 28 at 7 p.m. – Back to School Bash at Alexander Park Amphitheater. Enjoy lawn games, crafts and food vendors before settling down for a movie at dusk. Free admission, all ages. Pre-register with code RJP31652 or call 678-277-0890.

Parks and Recreation Director, John Gentry encourages Gwinnett residents to get outside, and discover the many benefits of parks and recreation. “While you’re in our parks, share your experiences online with the hashtag #DiscoverJuly,” said Gentry. “And be sure to check out for upcoming events and activities where you can join the celebration!”

Help Shape Gwinnett’s Future




(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 23, 2018) – The Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development is soliciting public input to assist in the development of the 2040 Unified Plan through several community open houses, starting Jan. 25 at the Five Forks Branch of the Gwinnett Public Library. The community open house events will feature interactive exercises to encourage people to imagine Gwinnett County in 2040 and share their vision of what it could be.


The Unified Plan, called a comprehensive plan in other jurisdictions, combines many different plans into a coordinated, working blueprint to help shape future policies by many County agencies. To better create a plan that reflects the community’s desires, Gwinnett County will collect public feedback to produce a broad, long-term vision to guide growth and development over the next 22 years as well as a short-term list of projects and programs.


Throughout this process, the Planning and Development Department and its consultants, Pond & Company, will also seek input from elected officials, regulatory agencies, business and community leaders and others. Upon completion, the plan will be presented to the Board of Commissioners in October, and then be forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Once the DCA and ARC review the plan and it is subsequently adopted by the Board of Commissioners, the County becomes eligible for state and federal funds.


Additional public input will be sought through a survey available online and at select community events and public locations. Residents can make their voices heard through one of several community open houses, online surveys or living room chats.


To learn more about the plan, visit and follow the Gwinnett 2040 Unified Plan on Facebook. Email questions to



2040 Unified Plan Community Open House Schedule

Jan. 25 – Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett Public Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville

Jan. 29 – Dacula branch of the Gwinnett Public Library, 265 Dacula Road, Dacula

Feb. 1 – Lilburn Activity Building, 788 Hillcrest Road, Lilburn

Feb. 12 – OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville

Feb. 22 – Bogan Park, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford


Self-Service Kiosks for Tag Renewal

Gwinnett Tax Commissioner Announces New After-Hours

Self-Service Kiosks for Tag Renewal




(Lawrenceville, Ga. Jan. 25, 2018) Tax Commissioner Richard Steele announces the addition of two new self-service kiosks for citizens to renew their tags nights and weekends. The kiosks are located at the Lawrenceville tag office, 750 South Perry St., and the North Gwinnett tag office, 2735 Mall of Georgia Blvd., in Buford.


Customers will be able to renew their vehicle registrations and immediately receive current decals for their license plates. Credit and debit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Processing fees apply and are added to the total due.


In addition to the two new kiosks, Gwinnett citizens can also use self-service kiosks located in Kroger stores in neighboring counties, including DeKalb, Walton, Hall, Clayton and Fulton. For Kroger locations, visit


“I am constantly looking for ways to make tag renewal more convenient for Gwinnett taxpayers. The after-hours kiosks will offer a new option in addition to paying online, mailing in payment or visiting a tag office.” explained Tax Commissioner Steele. “We are also looking forward to adding additional kiosks in other county locations in the future.”


To renew your tag at a kiosk, you must have a valid Georgia driver’s license, and your address must be correct on your renewal notice. Your proof of liability insurance must be transmitted to the state system, and if applicable, you must have a valid emission inspection on file.


The kiosk located in the entrance foyer at the North Gwinnett tag office is available 24/7. The kiosk in Lawrenceville is available 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays.


More information is available at or email


The Tax Commissioner of Gwinnett County is a constitutionally-elected official responsible for billing and collection of property taxes and for administering homestead exemptions. Serving also as an agent for the State of Georgia, the Tax Commissioner registers and titles motor vehicles and collects all associated revenue. Learn more at