A “Friends of Brook Run Park” organization has been formed, whose mission statement is to preserve the park's natural environment.
According to The Crier, more than a dozen citizens attended the group's first meeting.
Brook Run Park has been a source of controversy for months. Local residents are concerned that the park's development will result in a massive loss of trees.
Central to the debate is how a city-proposed trail will impact the park. Plans now call for a concrete path to cut through some park woodlands.
Two citizens recently filed a restraining order against the city to halt development of the trail until the city completes a new hydrology report. A DeKalb County court will hear the case on Thursday, Jan. 31.