Park Construction

Brook Run Park Improvements

Brook Run Park Improvements

Following the completion of the Dunwoody Parks & Recreation Master Plan, the city solicited proposals from qualified consultants to provide design services for proposed additions and upgrades planned for Brook Run Park.

 

Specific upgrades include the development of the great lawn, the installation of multi-use sports fields and a disc golf course. The park development will also include new parking areas, pavilions and an entrance from Barclay Drive. The city seeks to ensure that the elements of the park are scaled, arranged and designed in a manner that is consistent with the Master Plan for Parks.

 

The scope of the design includes preliminary concept designs all the way through to final design, bid preparation, and construction administration for the following park elements: great lawn, performance stage, pavilion, picnic/parking area, two multi-use sports fields, overlook plaza, restroom, and parking, new vehicular entrance at Barclay Drive, new open play field, and a disc golf course.

 

Based on insights gained from the proposal and the interview process, the city choose Lose & Associates Inc. for the design services contract because of the company’s significant experience in park design, approach to community input, and involvement and thorough understanding of the desired outcome of the project. Lose is also very familiar with Dunwoody, having engineered the Dunwoody Trailway, a 12 foot wide multi-use path which runs through Brook Run Park and connects with Pernoshal Park and Georgetown Park.

 

The city plans to solicit public input to assist in guiding and planning the new park elements. 

 

 

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Finalized

On August 28, 2017, City Council members unanimously approved the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update. The updated Master Plan is based on evaluation of existing park conditions, assessment of future park needs, benchmarking against other local government park systems, and an extensive public involvement process. Contained in the Master Plan update are long-range guidance recommendations on park redevelopment, possible land acquisitions for future park space, staffing options, revenue sources and maintenance plans. Additionally, the Master Plan includes conceptual site plans for each existing park property.

 

The plan also includes a number of the short-term (up to three year) recommendations such as: Exploration of alternative funding opportunities; Coordination of efforts with contracted nonprofits the county, and the county school system to promote facilities and parks; and, Continuing to work with existing partners (and seeking out new partners, and/or instructors) to expand programs in the areas of education/enrichment, fitness/wellness, and youth sports.

 

Recommendations were collected from public meetings, information sessions, and surveys, including input such as: Continuing to develop pathways, sidewalks, bikeways and expand to connect neighborhoods and parks; Expanding greenway system; and, Working to make parks and open space a key consideration when procuring new property or redeveloping existing property. 

 

The Master Plan update process was complex and thorough. Now complete, the Master Plan serves as the guiding overview and roadmap for all of the city’s park facilities, parks and recreation offerings and the future park spaces.

 
2018 Planning
On Monday June 4, 2018 the city hosted a Public Information Open House Meeting on Brook Run Park Improvement Plan Designs and provided attendees with an opportunity to better understand, ask questions, and  submit comments on the newly updated park improvement plans and designs.
 
The updated designs can be viewed by clicking the following link:
 
 
 
 
The city is currently working with the professional design team of Lose & Associates on the proposed park design improvement plan for Brook Run Park based on the amenities, needs, and desires identified through the Parks Master Plan public input process and community surveys conducted as part of the master planning. 
 
On May 21, 2018, Lose & Associates presented three initial design options for the Phase I development of Brook Run Park. These designs were provided to the community for feedback and comments and then presented to City Council members at the 5/21 meeting. Based on the feedback received from the public and the direction from City Council, the design team updated and revised the park improvement designs for the June 4 Public Meeting. 
 
CONTACT

Brent Walker

Parks & Recreation Director

brent.walker@dunwoodyga.gov