Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) will open a new location in Roswell, GA in Spring 2020. The concession, awarded by the City of Roswell Parks & Recreation Department and approved by Roswell City Council on January 13, 2020, will be located at Azalea Park and Don White Memorial Park along the Chattahoochee River corridor.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for NOC to partner with a City that values its park infrastructure and wants to provide its community members with access to quality activities, educational opportunities and to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. We look forward to applying our 48 years of experience to foster the community’s passion for outdoor recreation,” said William Irving, President of Nantahala Outdoor Center.
NOC has been part of the Metropolitan Atlanta community since 2015 when it opened its locations as a concessionaire with the National Park Service in Marietta and Sandy Springs, GA, respectively. NOC is an active partner with important conservation entities that help to protect and ensure access to regional rivers including the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, American Whitewater and American Rivers. In 2019 NOC’s General Manager of Atlanta Operations, George Virgo, was named the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Volunteer of the Year.
“Roswell presents NOC with another opportunity to get back to our Atlanta roots. From our late Founder Horace Holden’s creation of Camp Chattahoochee, originally located at the Chattahoochee Nature Center property, to our legacy of promoting and evangelizing paddle sports and outdoor recreation in the area, this is a great way to engage with a community that is already familiar with our brand and provide recreation opportunities in a city setting,” said Clay Courts, chairman of the board for Nantahala Outdoor Center.
In the coming months, additional information will be shared including the official opening date and pertinent activities. Nantahala Outdoor Center is the largest outdoor recreation company in the U.S. with operations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
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