From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Kirkwood Spring Fling; Oak Groove Festival; Movies in the Park; Parklet winners.
From OneDeKalb, Office of Neighborhood Empowerment: This workshop will: Showcase our park facilities and programs; Show you how to connect with your neighborhood park; Connect you with services offered by the recreation centers, including summer programs, Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, parks safety and aquatics and athletics. Highlight Cooperative Extension Services
When the City of Brookhaven came into being, one of the services it choose to take over from the county was Parks and Recreation. Here is an advocate's vision for parks in the new City of Brookhaven from Chad Boles, president of the friends of Briarwood Park, in a letter to the Reporter Newspapers. Note that he and other members of a parks committee say that DeKalb owes them $7 million in funding for those parks based on the percent acreage compared to percent
From Dave Butler, local resident and county greenspace manager: This is our last work day in the habitat restoration area at Mason Mill under the grant with the Botanical Garden. Most of the plants we installed during the winter should be coming up and we will concentrate on removing the last of the invasive mahonia, privet, and ivy along the slope. County crews will be working there from 8:30 to 2:30 so join us when you can.
From Valerie Boss: Friends of Ira B Melton Park will host a workday on Saturday, April 20 from noon-2pm. The plan is to finish gravelling the muddy spots on the trail, but if that's not your cup of tea, feel free to come pull invasive plants or pick up trash. Please supply your own water and work gloves, and wear shoes appropriate for muddy conditions. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and hand pruners are needed if you have them. All are welcome. The entrance to Ira B Melton Park is on Desmond Drive, across from Park Lane.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC, Pop Up Parks
From the Floraphile blog via Beth Nathan on the Civic Association Network: "The Atlanta Botanical Garden recently played host to a mini-film festival. The filmmakers were Georgia Tech students enrolled in Dr.
From Valerie Boss: Friends of Ira B Melton Park will host a workday on Saturday, April 6 from 10am-noon. We'll be doing trail maintenance, pulling ivy, and cleaning up trash. Please supply your own water and work gloves, and wear shoes appropriate for muddy conditions. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and hand pruners are needed if you have them. All are welcome. The park entrance is on Desmond Drive, across from Park Lane.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: “Pop-up Parks" and "Parklets" are relatively new terms which describe outdoor temporary installations at community/business locations. These small recreational spots or gathering places create a sense of ‘place’ within a community or business. Sometimes called "tactical urbanism", the use of imaginative small-scale, inexpensive outside additions has become a catalyst for positive change in the built environment. The DeKalb County District #2 competition is intended to provide both the County as well as metro Atlanta with new ideas for how communities and retail shopping areas can begin to consider creative approaches for the installation of small, relaxing low cost parks.