Gatewood Park stretches across 400 acres and is surrounded by Jefferson National Forest, just a short drive from downtown Pulaski. Originally built as a town water impoundment in 1960, the park offers a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities for all that visit. For those interested in primitive campsites only accessible by water, or large campsites that feature electricity and water/sewer hook-ups, Gatewood Park is a must visit!
In March 2015 the Town began working with the Commission to facilitate the development of a 2035 Master Plan for the park. The process was led by the Gatewood Advisory Committee, which is comprised of frequent park users, town staff and residents, park managers, and local volunteers. The purpose of the plan is three-fold: 1) identify existing characteristics of the property; 2) develop conceptual ideas to improve or preserve existing conditions; and 3) create strategies for future development opportunities.
Prior to developing specific strategies for the park, the Committee established ten unique planning areas (shown left). The Commission launched a survey and facilitated a public meeting at the Historic Train Station to gain local feedback. The information enabled the Advisory Committee to develop a plan of work for each planning area and prioritize key strategies to complete over the next 3-5 years.
The Commission presented the final Interim Report to the Pulaski Town Council in January. For further information please contact Elijah Sharp ([email protected]), 540-639-9313, ext. 210.