Friends of Briarwood Park group is being organized.
DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader's office has set a meeting for Monday, June 25, at 6 pm, to meet with area residents to discuss the Briarwood Park Recreation Center improvements. The meeting will be held at the center at 6:00 pm. 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 group that will be the organizing structure going forward." For the past several weeks, residents of the area have been urging the county to move forward with a series of long-planned improvements to the center.
County, commissioner said there is a lack of interest in the center from the community.
A group of citizens who have been requesting a meeting with DeKalb County officials about renovating the Briarwood Rec Center aren't having much success. Two meetings have been scheduled and then cancelled with less than 24 hours notice by District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader's office and the DeKalb Parks Recreation Department. The meetings were scheduled for Monday, May 21, and Thursday, May 31. "It's just extremely frustrating," said Rob Turner, one of the local residents who is urging DeKalb County to renovate the facility. "From our conversations with the county, we still don't know what, if any, plans are in the works for the Briarwood Park and rec center." Rader called Turner late Friday afternoon, a conversation that Turner called "…