Welcome

Brookhaven Park Conservancy, Inc., is an all volunteer nonprofit corporation formed in April 2015, to preserve and improve Brookhaven Park through volunteerism and community investment.  Brookhaven Park is located in Brookhaven, GA, north of Atlanta, GA.

We are a tax exempt nonprofit under IRS code 501(c)(3). Contributions to us are tax deductible. Please contact us for a mailing address if you would like to make a contribution.

 

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Master Planning to commence for Brookhaven Park

The City of Brookhaven recently selected GreenbergFarrow to create master plans for 8 of the City’s parks, including Brookhaven Park. GreenbergFarrow is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices nationwide and abroad. Its Georgia projects include Frederica Park and the Harrington green space in St. Simons, the Vince Dooley Athletic Complex Garden in Athens, and the 14th Street Greenscape in Atlanta.

The firm will create a master plan for each park that will include an implementation plan, budget, and sources of funding for each park.

Mayor Rebecca Chase-Williams appointed stakeholder committees for each park at the City Council meeting on August 11, to help engage the community to attend the public meetings and to provide feedback to the consultants. The firm is expected to conduct individual public meetings for each park as well as three meetings simultaneously with three of the larger parks. As with the prior master plan process, there will be an open house where the community will be invited to look and comment on conceptual plans. All meetings are open to the public, including the stakeholder meetings.

The first meeting will be with Marie Garrett, GreenbergFarrow, and all ten stakeholder groups on August 20 at 6:30pm at City Hall.

Members of the stakeholder committee for Brookhaven Park are:

  • Donna Poseidon
  • Bridget O’Donnell
  • Thad Ellet
  • Mike Elliot
  • Anjie Frias
  • Gayle Sherlag
  • Robert Kamm
  • Kay Woodward
  • Jackson McHenry
  • Jim Dupree
  • Mary Ann Kelly

Information about the meetings will be available on the City’s website (http://www.brookhavenga.gov/home). You can also keep up to date on the City’s news by subscribing to its electronic newsletter on its website (http://www.brookhavenga.gov/newsroom/newsletter ).

Check our website to stay informed about the master planning process. We encourage you to participate in the public meetings and share your vision of what you would like to see in your park. Please sign up for our email to receive alerts about the park master planning process. Like us on Facebook!

See our Master Plan page Master Plan page for detail on the conceptual plan done by Lose & Associates in 2014.

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The Brookhaven Chili Cook Off is moving to Brookhaven Park!

The 4th Annual Chili Cook Off will move this year from Apple Valley Road to Brookhaven Park. The free event will be on Saturday, October 10, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The Chili & Brunswick Stew will feature over 75 competitive teams and tasting will be from 12pm- 4pm, or while supplies last.  In addition, there will be lots of food offerings with food trucks and restaurants and cold beverages for adults. Entertainment in the park includes live music wth 3 bands, the UGA game and college football on a big screen TV, arts and crafts, and a Kid Zone. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Releash Atlanta.

Parking will be at the Brookhaven MARTA station and a free shuttle service will be provided.

More information is available at  the Brookhaven Chili Cookoff website.

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Soccerfest Brings Women’s World Cup 2015 to Brookhaven Park

SF watchers DSC 0883Brookhaven Park was the home of the only outdoor viewing of the Womens’ World Cup finals in the Southeast on July 4th, 2015. Soccerfest Atlanta fans, decked out in patriotic attire and waving US flags, watched and cheered Team USA on a large outdoor screen in the Park. USA quickly scored a 4-0 lead over Japan that Japan was unable to reverse, leading to USA overwhelmingly beating Japan 5-2 and realizing its dream to secure a third World Cup title.

Cyn & Friend smiling with dolls DSC_0786Fans started arriving in the Park in the early afternoon before the game to enjoy food, live music, family oriented soccer events, a kids zone with face painting, bounce houses, and a Dragongoal tournament.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by Brookhaven Park Conservancy’s tent to enjoy games, learn about our group, and share ideas for the park!

 

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Did you know?

The City formed the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee to provide community feedback to the Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department. The members of the Committee were appointed by former Mayor J. Max Davis and commenced meeting in March 2015.  The meeting is open to the public and the agenda generally has a public comment time. The committee meets monthly at City Hall on the third Wednesday of each month at 12 noon unless rescheduled.

Committee members include Mike Allers, Sue Binkert, Heather Chasman, Charles Gerrick, Denise Johnson, Shawn Keefe (Chairman), Andy Heetderks, and Karen Whitehead.

 

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