Brookhaven will celebrate taking over city parks with a series of food truck events at Blackburn Park.
The city will host the first Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup at 3501 Ashford Dunwoody Road on Sept. 4 from 5-9 p.m., weather permitting.
event will be held the day after the city assumes control of its 11
parks from DeKalb County. On Aug. 13, the Brookhaven City Council and
DeKalb County Commission
voted on an intergovernmental agreement for the city to assume control
of parks and recreation Sept. 3. Under the agreement, the city also reimburses the county $3.2 million for police and parks services.
food trucks are designed to be a weekly event to generate community
interaction and city morale around the parks. The events are scheduled
to be held Wednesday evenings
at Blackburn until the end of October.
city is hosting the food truck celebration in conjunction with Fork in
the Road, a joint venture between food truck provider Happy Belly and
the Atlanta Street Food
Coalition. The food truck company also hosts events in Alpharetta,
Kennesaw, Midtown Atlanta and Stone Mountain Park.
week, the event will feature a different variety of dinner and dessert
vendors, as well as music and children’s entertainment. Limited seating
will be provided. Attendees
are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs.
are excited to showcase the beautiful parks we have in Brookhaven and
provide an opportunity for neighbors to connect with each other,” Mayor
J. Max Davis said.
This report was provided by the city and edited for publication.