Brookhaven approves $1.8 million in improvements to two City parks
Brookhaven, GA, July 26, 2017 – The 2017 “Year of Progress” continues with the Brookhaven City Council’s unanimous approval of significant structural improvements to Murphey Candler Park and Georgian Hills Park. These two projects represent a substantial step forward in the realization of each park’s respective master plans, which were adopted by the City Council in 2016.
At Murphey Candler Park, the City will begin the development and installation of the “Murphey Candler Open Space,” which will provide a new, 1.9-acre open space to the residents of Brookhaven complete with a walking trail that will run along the perimeter of the park. This open space will also be supplemented with additional seating to accommodate park-goers. The total cost of these improvements is $591,203.
Phase 1 of the Georgian Hills Park project will begin with improvements to the 3.6-acre park which include an open space field with Bermuda turf, an irrigation system and a walking trail that extends around the open space field. A playground, picnic shelter, and an outdoor basketball half-court will also be constructed. Infrastructure enhancements at this location will also include a redesigned parking lot and improvements to the sidewalk that runs along Clairmont Road. The total cost of these improvements is $1,221,118.24.
“The pursuit and realization of the visions set forth in each of our park’s respective master plans is a tremendous priority for the City and I am thrilled to see that we are following through the with the initiatives enacted by Council.” said Mayor John Ernst.
Both projects are anticipated to be complete in mid-January of 2018.
Murphey Candler Park is located at 1551 West Nancy Creek Drive NE and Georgian Hills Park is located at 2800 East Georgian Drive.