Chamblee, GA, December 9, 2016 – by Trey Benton – The City of Chamblee held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, celebrating Dresden Park as the newest addition to the City’s 76-acre system. The rainy conditions did not wash away the excitement shared by a crowd of some 50 attendees comprised of Chamblee’s Elected Officials, City staff and community members.
“We’re excited about the addition of this neighborhood park,” said Mayor Eric Clarkson. “It brings wonderful opportunities to the community. We are still in the process of making improvements, such as reseeding the field, which will offer better playing experiences in the fall of 2017, but in the meantime, our residents can enjoy other amenities and as always, nature’s beauty.”
Dresden Park is located at 2301 Dresden Dr. and offers soccer fields, an ADA playground, a concession building, restrooms, walking trails, a pavilion, picnic tables and benches to its visitors. The 24-acre park was acquired back in February, when DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement transferring the parkland over to the City of Chamblee at no cost.
The City awarded a contract for the development of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan late last year to guide decision-making in the areas of park operations, maintenance, and capital improvements over the next 10 years. The transfer of Dresden Park to the City was contemplated and is included in the scope of the master plan.
In the short time Chamblee has owned the Dresden Park, improvements have been coming at a rapid pace. The Parks and Recreation Department has been busy removing hazardous trees, repairing the playground, painting the concession building, renovating restrooms, posting signs and rules, replacing railings and repairing trip hazards on sidewalks.
The City has also recently installed a new monument sign at Dresden Park. Before and after photos are below.
–Portions from a City of Chamblee release