Saturday, April 20, 2013
The DHA has voted unanimously to support the idea.
The Dunwoody Homeowners Association is supporting the idea of bringing food trucks to Brook Run Park. The Reporter Newspapers also said the organization's board of directors has voted unanimously to back the proposal. The proposal now goes to Dunwoody City Council for consideration. "Food Truck Thursdays at Brook Run Park" was presented to the Dunwoody Homeowners Association last weekend. Heneghan's Dunwoody Blog reported that Bettie Cagle of Redbird Events presented the idea to the group. Cagle has experience doing Food Truck events including Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays & Virginia Highlands Food Truck Wednesdays and proposed a Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays at Brook Run Park to run over a 12-week period from 6 to 9 pm this summer. The …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The idea was presented to the Dunwoody Homeowners Association this past weekend.
"Food Truck Thursdays at Brook Run Park" was presented to the Dunwoody Homeowners Association this past weekend. Heneghan's Dunwoody Blog reports that Bettie Cagle of Redbird Events presented the idea to the group. Cagle has experience doing Food Truck events including Smyrna Food Truck Tuesdays & Virginia Highlands Food Truck Wednesdays and proposed a Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays at Brook Run Park to run over a 12-week period from 6 to 9 pm this summer. The event would offer about five or six various food trucks, local entertainment in a park atmosphere at regularly scheduled times. The proposal being discussed is for the DHA to partner with the city as a Special Event. Check out the video of her presentation.
One of our city's biggest annual events runs from Wednesday through Sunday in Brook Run Park, and Patch has your complete guide.
Dunwoody Lemonade Days are finally here. The Dunwoody Preservation Trust's annual fundraiser will run from April 17-21, and Patch has your complete guide to the event. Lemonade Days 2013, held in Brook Run Park, will again feature the same format as the past few years. This year plans call for extended carnival hours, additional rides, and more food choices. A new schedule has been developed based on community feedback. Here is the complete schedule of daily events: Wednesday - April 17, 2013 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Rides, Games & Concessions - Come out and join us on the first night of Amusement Park Rides, Inflatables, Midway Games & yummy treats! 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - VIP Sponsorship Event - In the Dunwoody Preservation Trust VIP Tent, by …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Construction on the controversial walking trail continues.
As Dunwoody crews continue building the controversial walking trail in Brook Run Park, the city is highlighting the trees that have been spared during construction. In a release late last week, the city said that "a specimen American Beech tree, approximately 32 inches in diameter, was rumored to have been removed during construction. "City inspectors, upon learning of the complaint, verified the specimen American Beech tree, identified and tagged as tree #675 in the Arborguard Tree Canopy Assessment, indeed still stands today." The release also said that some trees within the trail construction limits originally slated for removal are now protected by “tree save” fencing. While initial estimates for tree removal were at 337, the new …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Patch found this new video of a skateboarding adventure that took place right here in Dunwoody.
With all the controversy surrounding Brook Run Park recently, it's easy to forget what a cool place it is to visit, veg and/or play. Patch found this recently uploaded video of a skateboarding adventure at Brook Run. Check it out.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The city says it has modified its Brook Run Park trail plans to save 25 percent of the trees originally targeted for removal.
The following update on Brook Run Park's multi-use trail comes from the city of Dunwoody: This week general clearing and grubbing has been done on site and trail grading is planned to occur within the next several weeks. In an effort to clarify concerns that have been raised to the city and the State Environmental Protection Division (EPD), the city would like to share the following information on the construction of the multi-use trail at Brook Run Park. The city is stringently adhering to all EPD requirements regarding erosion, sedimentation and pollution control. Although the EPD approved plan allows for removal of all (337) trees within the trail construction limits, the city has made modifications that will allow for the preservation…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Patch provides you the most extensive coverage of this ongoing issue within our city.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Friends of Brook Run Park president Kevin Corcoran presented the group's side to Dunwoody City Council members, Monday.
Dunwoody City Council listened to both sides of the Brook Run path debate, Monday, but took not official action, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story said. On Jan. 28, a DeKalb County Superior Court judge ruled that construction can proceed with a planned concrete trail through Brook Run Park. Monday, Kevin Corcoran, president of Friends of Brook Run Park told Council members the $425,000 cost of a new multi-use trail was too high. Original costs were reportedly $132,000. Corcoran along with several residents had a petition with 1,100 signatures. Trail supporter Travis Reid said park plans keep Dunwoody in line with other innovative city parks, according to the AJC story. The Crier has listed some of Friends of Brook Run Parks …
Monday, February 4, 2013
City officials say construction of a planned trail through the park will proceed as soon as possible.
A group of residents seeking to block the construction of a concrete trail in Brook Run Park were dealt a serious setback Monday morning. A ruling by a DeKalb County Superior Court judge Monday morning means that construction can proceed with a planned concrete trail through Brook Run Park. "DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie delivered a ruling in favor of the city of Dunwoody in the case regarding the Brook Run Park multi-use trail," said Bob Mullen, Dunwoody's marketing and public relations director. "Her ruling allows the City to move forward with construction of the trail." "Construction will proceed on the trail as soon as construction crews are mobilized," Mullen said. A group of local residents were seeking to stop …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The group says its mission is to protect the park's natural environment.
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. Related Topics: …