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Academy Springs gets upgrade

@Photo CUTLINE:Employees of Curb Specialists out of Conyers dig a trench at Academy Springs Park, preparing to create a granite retaining wall to replace the old cross tie wall.  In the backhoe is Ramon Castro and other crew members are Raphel Alvarado ,foreman, Eustavo Cazares, Salvador Aeilar, Jorge Mendes and Juan Pimentel. David Elis of Covington is the stonemason who will create the wall.  The project is part of ongoing upgrades at the park, that started with new benches and picnic tables built out of oak harvested from the land application facility and put together by volunteers during the "Save The World" day in October, said Planning Director Randy Vinson.   "We will be looking at new playground equipment and other features over the next year, trying to clean up and upgrade the park," he said. - Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

@Photo CUTLINE:Employees of Curb Specialists out of Conyers dig a trench at Academy Springs Park, preparing to create a granite retaining wall to replace the old cross tie wall. In the backhoe is Ramon Castro and other crew members are Raphel Alvarado ,foreman, Eustavo Cazares, Salvador Aeilar, Jorge Mendes and Juan Pimentel. David Elis of Covington is the stonemason who will create the wall. The project is part of ongoing upgrades at the park, that started with new benches and picnic tables built out of oak harvested from the land application facility and put together by volunteers during the "Save The World" day in October, said Planning Director Randy Vinson. "We will be looking at new playground equipment and other features over the next year, trying to clean up and upgrade the park," he said. - Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Upgrades are under way at Academy Springs Park.