Brookhaven, GA, June 14, 2016 – The Post Reports – Brookhaven resident Sally Wansboro Eppstein is asking City officials to consider District 4 has no parks, and has started an on-line petition to tell City Leaders they need to change that.
“The City of Brookhaven has 12 parks but not ONE in the 4th District,” says Eppstein. “The City of Brookhaven’s 4th District needs a park and the perfect location for the first park or nature preserve is the land at the end of Gail Dr. and the DeKalb County School District green space located on Curtis Dr.”
When Woodward Elementary and Cross Keys High School were built, Eppstein says, the kids from Gail Dr. and Clearview Dr. would walk to school through the woods to steps directly across from the gym of Cross Keys High School. “You can still see the steps and this would be a wonderful access for a park with plenty of parking at Cross Keys and Woodward for park goers in the evenings and weekends,” Eppstein says in her petition.
According to Eppstein, this land would be a great resource for the students of Cross Keys High School and Woodward Elementary. Many of the DeKalb County School District’s schools have nature trails on their land:
- Fernbank School Park
- Henderson Mill School Park
- Kittredge Park
- McDaniel School Park
- Skyhaven School
- Atherton School Park
- Rehoboth School Park
- Smokerise School Park
“The 4th District deserves green space too,” Eppstein says. “Please email the City of Brookhaven’s decision makers to let them know that you want a park/nature preserve in the 4th District.”
- Joe Gebbia (4th District councilman): email@example.com
- John Ernst, Mayor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christian Sigman, City Manager: email@example.com
- Brian Borden, Director of Parks & Recreation: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Linley Jones District 1: email@example.com
- John Park District 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bates Mattison District 3: email@example.com
The online petition can be found here.