Friday, September 7, 2012
A work day is being planned in conjunction with the special day of operation.
Briarwood Park and Rec Center will be open next Saturday, Sept. 15, and the Friends of Briarwood Park is organizing a work day in conjunction. The work day will run from 8 am to 1 pm. There are three planned activities: Volunteers are asked to bring one gallon of Round Up weed killer and limb trimming tools. Friends of Briarwood Park will provide the lawnmower, blower and bags.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Brookhaven has a couple of more weeks to enjoy a dip in one of our community's pools.
Patch has learned from Friends of Briarwood Park that the pool at Briarwood Rec Center has reopened, and will remain open through August 12. Friends of Briarwood Park is hoping that DeKalb County will keep the pool open until Labor Day. The pool was closed for about a week while repairs were made.
Friday, July 27, 2012
The facility will be closed through the weekend.
Patch received word of some issues with the pool at Briarwood Rec Center late Thursday afternoon and evening. My wife and son attempted to visit the pool late Thursday afternoon, and were told by personnel there were some water leaks in the restroom facilities. Later, we received an e-mail from our friends in the Drew Valley Civic Association that Commissioner Kathie Gannon's office said there is a safety problem with the pool equipment, and emergency repairs have been scheduled for Friday through the weekend.
Monday, July 16, 2012
More than 50 local volunteers from MIRA USA removed invasive plants and weeds, and cleared trash, from Briarwood Park.
So my wife comes home from an early Saturday morning outing, and tells me there's about 50 people wearing blue t-shirts at Briarwood Rec Center, cleaning up the area. Sure enough, a civic organization called MIRA USA had brought out dozens of local volunteers to pull up mounds of invasive weeds and plants, and clear out tons of trash from all around the area. Check out our video of these hard-working community volunteers. And from all of us at Brookhaven Patch, you have our thanks! You might also be interested in ... Briarwood Park Forms Leadership Group. Briarwood Park Meeting Calls For Formation Of Local Groups. County Postpones Meeting With Residents Regarding Rec Center. Briarwood Pool Set To Open While Renovation Talks Continue.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The meeting begins at 6 pm to discuss some planned improvements to the facility.
A long-awaited meeting between DeKalb officials and the community is set for tonight to discuss improvements to the Briarwood Park Recreation Center. The meeting, arranged by DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader, begins at 6 pm. For the past several months, the county has released recommendations and plans for improvements to the facility, but with few of them actually being implemented. Recently, Brookhaven residents have been urging the county to move forward with a series of long-planned improvements to the center. In an e-mail, Rader's office said Park Pride and county officials would be attending. The correspondence also said the agenda "will be to discuss where we are with park improvements and to develop the Friends of Briarwood Park …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
DeKalb County could use a few more hands today.
We've been doing a lot of reporting on Briarwood Park the past few weeks, from the center's expanded pool hours to neighborhood efforts to revitalize the facility. Well, we got an e-mail late yesterday afternoon that 30 DeKalb County personnel from the parks, sanitation, and roads & drainage have set a major workday for today (Saturday, June 16.) Crews "will clear invasive plants and low hanging limbs from trees between the road and playground to provide line of sight for safety," according to the email forward to us by Jim Eyre of the Ashford Park Civic Association. If anyone is interested in helping out, we're sure the DeKalb crews can always use volunteer labor. Volunteers should check in with Supervisor Alan.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The pool is also featuring expanded hours over the summer.
While the Briarwood Park Recreation Center swimming pool readies for opening this Saturday with expanded hours of operation, a group of homeowners continue to push for renovations to the facility. "All we're trying to do is generate enough interest both in the community and among county officials that Briarwood Park is a diamond in the rough," said Drew Valley resident Robert Turner. "And we just want to eliminate the 'rough.' This could be a really neat place." Turner, along with homeowners in Brookhaven Fields and Ashford Park, has been meeting and holding discussions with DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis' office; District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader; and the DeKalb Parks Recreation Department about renovating and revitalizing the facility. "We …