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Monday, December 17, 2012
The intersection of Briarwood Road and Briarwood Way has seen some improvements recently.
A couple of weeks ago, Patch told you about some construction going on at the intersection of Briarwood Road and Briarwood Way, outside the Briarwood Recreation Center. And we took some video as well. Well, on Friday, we snapped these photos, as several new parking spaces and a black chain-link fence is nearing completion. Wonder what other improvements the area may see in the coming weeks?
Monday, November 26, 2012
The cleanup day will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 am to 1 pm.
The Friends of Briarwood Park are hosting another cleanup and work day at the Briarwood Rec Center for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers are being asked to bring limb loppers, hand snips, leaf bags and blowers. Plans call for work crews to start near the tennis courts and work toward the park's meadow.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Have you volunteered for one of the new city's task forces?
A reader sent us this photo of the Brookhaven parks committee task force that met earlier this week at the Briarwood Rec Center. Pictured is Karen Whitehead from the Friends of Murphey Candler Park organization. Task forces such as these have been meeting for several weeks now, as the community awaits word on Gov. Nathan Deal's Brookhaven commission that will oversee the creation of the new city. Have you volunteered to join one of the city's task forces through BrookhavenYES? If so, Patch would like your reports, photos and any other information you'd like to share.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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 soon-to-be-elected mayor and city council 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. Our park in question for …
Tuesday night's forum was the first of several planned at the facility.
Brookhaven mayoral candidate J. Max Davis spoke to about 40 people in attendance at the Briarwood Rec Center on Tuesday night. The forum was the first of several future events that have been scheduled at the facility. Check out these video highlights.
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.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The group's next meeting is in August, with plans in the works to create a board of directors and identify improvement projects.
Editor's Note: This report comes from Rob Turner, who attended a meeting earlier this week regarding the formation of a Friends Of Briarwood Park organization: "A very good discussion. Evelyn Ellington, director of the Rec Center, spoke about the strong desire to have a Friends of Briarwood Park group get involved and assist with identifying and offering more programs at the facility. "According to Evelyn, DeKalb County closely analyzes the number of programs offered and program attendees when considering when/how to allocate resources to improving parks. "Ayanna Williams from Park Pride also spoke in more detail about what a Friends Of Briarwood Park group can do. "The attendees agreed to nominate Chad Boles, a nearby Briarwood …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A "Friends of Briarwood Park" group is forming to improve the park. The first meeting is tonight, July 10.
Do you think Briarwood Park needs some sprucing up? Maybe you'd like to get rid of the chain link fences or put up lights on the tennis courts. Or you'd like some better amenities by the pool. Wet bar, anyone? Or you’re just tired of looking at weeds. Now’s your chance to do something about it. After months of residents asking the county to make changes, the “Friends of Briarwood Park” group is forming. This group will work with Park Pride, a non-profit organization that improves Atlanta’s parks. You can set priorities for park improvements and raise money, which could be matched up to $40,000 by Park Pride. The first meeting is tonight, July 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Briarwood Park Recreation Center. Even if you’re not ready to run for…