Brookhaven Park: What Would You Like To See?

A Patch series asking you, what would you like to see in our city's parks.


Brookhaven becomes a city at 12:01 am on Dec. 17, and one of the responsibilities our new municipality will be undertaking is maintenance of local parks.

A couple of weeks ago, a loyal reader suggested this idea to us: Patch could serve as a source of information for our if we asked residents, what would they like to see in our city parks?

So, for the next eight working days (Monday through Friday, Aug. 20-29), Patch will be running a series of articles asking you: what would you to see in a specific park? Maybe slides or play areas, or more picnic tables, perhaps. What about swings, monkey bars, or baseball fields? Or maybe better lighting or safer parking areas.

For Thursday, Aug. 23, we're asking your opinion on . So share your thoughts with us in the Comments section below, or drop us an e-mail. We'll be happy to publish it.

Jack of Kings October 10, 2012 at 05:19 PM
There sure has been alot of wood chips dumped at Brookhaven Park in the past few weeks. A bit of a metaphor to the County's dedication to park maintenance. But welcome, all the same. I was a bit surprised to see saplings that have been planted where alot of undergrowth has been cleared near the back of the park near the covered bridge. They are all tulip poplars and they are planted too close together. I do not know if it was volunteers or the County did that planting, but it woul dseem that there might have been more forethought in not planting the same species of trees. Why not a mix of different trees that grow at different speeds and different heights? Why not some Holly trees that have a limited height to fill in UNDER the very tall poplars? River birches for the interesting look of the bark? Maples to get the great fall colors? Any thoughts?
Cuckoo Catchoo October 10, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Never enough for you huh Phil.
Jack of Kings October 10, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Thanks for your incisive comment, Cuckoo. At least you are not posting anonymously.
Grieg Ericsson October 10, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I'll meet you at the park if you would like to help spread the chips around. But please don't bring that terrible attitude. We can be friends and work for our parks.
Grieg Ericsson October 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
So I hear the parks committee may have some new discoveries to contend with. Great work BrookhavenYes and JMax Davis. How the hell can you overlook a park? When you care so much about them pray tell. Fools.


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