Brookhaven, GA, July 26, 2017 – The Post Reports – Calling 2017 “The Year of Progress”, Brookhaven City Councilmembers unanimously approved “significant structural improvements” to Murphey Candler Park and Georgian Hills Park. According to the City, the 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.”
During their April 14, 2016, the City released a list of planned Park improvements, as well as a list of alternate improvements. The items on list of projects were formulated during community meetings yielding the overall Site Specific Park Plan subsequently created by GreenbergFarrow, Brookhaven’s Parks and Rec. consultant. If the full plan is implemented in the coming years, the total improvement investment could reach in excess of $28 million.
What Councilmembers approved Tuesday includes improvements to Murphey Candler Park and Georgian Hills Park. At Murphey Candler, work will begin with the development and installation of the “Murphey Candler Open Space,” a 1.9-acre open space complete with a walking trail running along the perimeter of the park. “This open space will also be supplemented with additional seating to accommodate park-goers,” the City explains.
The total cost of these improvements at Murphey Candler Park is $591,203.
At Georgian Hills Park, the “Phase 1” project will begin with improvements 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,” says the City. “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 planned improvements throughout Georgian Hills Park is expected to be $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 in a City release.
Both projects are anticipated to be complete in mid-January of 2018.