This Thursday’s meeting at Fort Yargo State Park about the master plan for the park’s future could be an important step for Barrow County.
Fort Yargo is probably the most under-appreciated asset in the county. Although it draws thousands of people, it has not yet reached its potential.
Community amenities like a state park are one thing that brings people to an area. Certainly the cost of housing, the quality of the school system and transportation are also important factors when people are deciding where to live, sometimes it’s the intangible lifestyle features that make the final difference. Fort Yargo is one of those lifestyle features for Barrow County and should get more attention.
Three meetings are planned in the coming months about the future direction of Fort Yargo State Park. Hopefully, local leaders will become engaged in that process.
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