Country Walk 22

CW22 is the neighborhood capital revitalization campaign designed to update the homeowner amenities
and improve the neighborhood to help make Country Walk THE neighborhood to live in!

CW22 Before & After Photo Gallery

The Background

Thirty years ago, when the Country Walk neighborhood was being developed, it was the talk of the town. We were the first neighborhood in the Powder Springs area to offer such nice amenities.  Previously, you had to move closer to Atlanta to live in a swim-tennis community. Powder Springs was moving-on-up!

Over the years thousands of homeowners, and their guests, have enjoyed the benefits the amenities offer to those living in Country Walk. Whether it was a family outing at the pool, bringing home a tennis championship or chasing kids on the playground, it has been a place where families and friends have created many cherished memories.

Over the last few years, it has become increasingly evident that our amenities needed some serious attention and so in 2016 the board began to think through a strategy on prioritizing and organizing an effort to refresh and revitalize the amenities area. Eventually it became clear that we were going to have to do it in phases with a goal to complete the project in five years. We came up with the name Country Walk 22 to represent that vision.

As we near the completion of the 5 year capital plan, we are excited about the ways the neighborhood has improved and love the positive feedback we have received in helping to make the neighborhood the premier neighborhood in Powder Springs. 

Below is a list of what has been done over the last 5 years.

Phase 1 (2017)

  • Removed 5 Bradford Pear trees in front of the pavilion and other older and diseased shrubs and trees around the amenities area
  • Added a splash pad with two water features and nine spray jets
  • Added an 1100 gallon reserve tank for the splash pad
  • Added 2 pumps and 1 filter for the splash pad
  • Changed the pump room lights to LED
  • Added approximately 3500 sq. ft. to the pool deck
  • Installed a 7.5 horsepower commercial pool pump 
  • Installed 9 new skimmers
  • Added 1 additional pool filter
  • Rebuilt the manifold system for the pump and filters
  • Purchased a portable ADA compliant chair lift
  • Purchased an AED (automated external defibrillator)
  • Resurfaced the decking around the pool and under the pavilion
  • Replaced the fencing around the pool and pavilion and relocated the entrance to the pavilion
  • Added stone to the base of all the pavilion and clubhouse columns
  • Replaced the landscaping in front of the clubhouse, in front of the pavilion, and beside the pool
  • Added sod between the tennis courts and playground
  • Installed three new irrigation zones and repaired the existing system
  • Added landscape drainage around the pool
  • Added fencing around the playground area and two other small areas to completely secure the amenities
  • Replaced all the downspouts around the community room and pavilion
  • Added controlled access to the gates
  • Added controlled access to the bathrooms
  • Added a ten-camera surveillance system
  • Changed all the lights in the pavilion to LED

 

PHASE 2 (2018)

  • Remove Bradford Pear trees and other diseased trees
  • New landscaping along part of Shipp Road
  • New landscaping along Country Walk Drive in front of the amenities
  • Enhancement of the main entrance sign
  • Install 3 new pool filters to replace the aging existing filters
  • Replace the splash pad motion sensor with a push button timer switch
  • Replaced the most deteriorated street signs
  • Repainted the exterior and interior of the community room and pavilion

    Phase 3 (2019)

    • Completed replacement of all neighborhood street signs
    • Saved for tennis court rebuild

    Phase 4 (2020)

    • Tennis court completely rebuilt
      • New nets
      • New net poles
      • Added 4-foot walkway behind court 1 & 2
      • Added all new wind screens
      • Added new LED lights
      • Added 2 pickleball courts
      • 2 new bleachers
      • 3 new picnic tables

    Phase 5 (2021)

    • Basketball court rebuild
      • 2 new goals
      • 4 new LED lights
    • Skimmer lines replaced with new 4-inch lines
    • Tile and coping replaced
    • Salt water system installed for the pool and splash pad
    • Pool lights replaced with LED lights

    Due to the overwhelming success of CW22 and the ideas that came in, we have decided to implement an additional phase to complete all the projects that were not able to be completed in 5 years.

    Phase 6 (2022)

    • Building 2 playgrounds – change to replacing the swings with new swings
      • Replacing the swings with new swings
        • Adding new drainage to remove standing water
        • Adding new PlayCurb border
        • Accessible ramp
        • Expand the playground area

      Feedback

      The projected plan for CW22 suggested completion by the end of 2022.  We would love your feedback on other ideas to improve/implement after 2022.  Please send your ideas of future improvements to info@countrywalk.org.