May 2019

Johns Creek is the exception to the everyday! And that is certainly evident in the summer as the city comes to life with events, activities, improvements, and celebrations!
 
From Movies at Newtown Park, to Walk With A Doc events, Summer Concert Series, Touch-A-Truck event, Independence Day celebration – the summertime in Johns Creek is brimming with activity.
 
The exciting and always lively Summer Concert Series at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park kicks off in May and each of the five live shows through the summer feature a great band. And thanks to the Recreation and Parks department, which added a new terraced seating area to the amphitheater, more folks can find a comfortable spot to sit and enjoy the festivities. It’s the perfect park and a delightful venue for the city-sponsored Summer Concerts.
 
And at the end of this month, families will be settling into full summer mode and Johns Creek Recreation and Parks is a terrific resource for summer fun and outdoor activities.
 
The City of Johns Creek has many ideal locations to host your next family event. If you are planning an event, whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary, or shower, the City of Johns Creek can help. Johns Creek parks offer a variety of outdoor event facilities at each of the city's four main parks; and one indoor facility at Newtown Park. Our parks feature pavilions and a clubhouse space for events from just a few people to larger groups up to 75 people. For larger events, the city offers Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park for rent.
 
And the facility rental and reservation process is easy. Simply visit the Recreation and Parks webpage and follow the prompts to start your event planning process.
 
Summer temperatures bring optimal conditions for summertime road resurfacing and paving. Over the last four years, the city has resurfaced 12 main roads and 107 neighborhood roads. In 2018, the city completed an updated pavement study and each road was assigned a pavement quality index (PQI) score between zero and 100.
 
In 2019, the city plans to pave 3.3 miles of main roads (eight roads) and 8.5 miles of neighborhood roads (16 subdivisions). The roads assessed and prioritized for paving based on the critical needs and conditions of each road as well as the road’s PQI score. View maps of the subdivisions and main roads.
 
The city is settling into its new home! The City of Johns Creek officially opened operations in its new city hall the last week of March and so far we’ve received positive feedback. Our move to the recently renovated and upgraded, state-of-the-art municipal complex at 11360 Lakefield Drive, Johns Creek, GA 30097 was not only successful but we anticipate ultimately saving taxpayer funds over time by owning versus leasing.
 
I would like to extend a personal thank you to all of our residents who completed the 2019 Community Survey. This survey is a valuable tool for the city to help take the temperature of the residents as well as a way to collect high-level satisfaction perceptions and opinions on city services and departments. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing and where we may need to make improvements.
 
Each day we strive to make your experience in Johns Creek something exceptional. Let me know about your recent experience at one of our city events, or about your latest visit to a city park. But please don’t feel like you have to wait till the next survey to submit your thoughts or ideas. Please contact me at any time with your questions or concerns. You can always reach me either by email mike.bodker@johnscreekga.gov or phone 678-451-3313.