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Brook Run Park Phase I Construction

Brook Run Park Phase I Construction

Phase I construction at Brook Run Park includes transformational projects. Construction crews broke ground in April 2019. Work on phase I will continue through the year.

Here are the key components of the $7.58 million project, which was developed with public input and direction from two park master plans:

  • A great lawn with a performance stage, terraced seating, expanded levels of open space, restrooms and an upgraded event pavilion
  • Two multi-sports fields with a concession stand, overlook plaza, improved parking, restrooms, and an added entrance from Barclay Drive.
  • A new covered picnic pavilion area, new restrooms and additional parking
  • Disc golf course

Reeves + Young was chosen to lead the construction project. A team from Lose Design drew up the plans. To view the construction documents, click here.

During construction, important amenities will remain open, and popular events will continue to be held at Brook Run Park.

All Brook Run Park facility rentals will end after Lemonade Days for the remainder of the year.

The Brook Run Playground will remain open and accessible throughout construction. Food Truck Thursdays will also go on as in years past.

The Dog Park and Brook Run Trail will remain open, as well, with the possibility of intermittent closures. The City will post updated information on any closures on the City’s website and social media channels.

May 2018 Construction Update

  • Timber pavilion structure was removed
  • Sediment basins excavation
  • Construction site logistics installed, including sanitary toilets, trailer
  • Temporary utilities installed
  • Grading activities, clearing and grubbing
  • Tree-save and silt fencing installed 
  • Additional excavator with a hydraulic hammer brought in to expedite removal of the old hospital foundations. Unexpected footers, grade beams, slabs, and pilings have been found within the limits of sediment pond 2 and the future underground detention.
  • Fill dirt delivered
 
Design sketch has stars that show the location of the great lawn, trails, free play space and amphitheater.
Improvement projects will include a great lawn with a performance stage and terraced seating.
Design sketch has stars that show the sites of 2 athletic fiends and restrooms.
Improvement projects include 2 athletic fields, restroom and concessions.
Design sketch has stars that show the location of a new picnic shelter and additional parking at Brook Run Park.
Improvements include a new picnic shelter, restrooms and additional parking.
A special excavator works in the dirt to remove large pieces of concrete. They're pieces of the old hospital foundation.
Additional excavator with hydraulic hammer was brought in to expedite removal of the old hospital foundation in May 2019.
Project History

In August 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 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. In May 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 June 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 Public Meeting.

 

In June 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. In December 2018, the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved the plan and funding for the $7.58 million construction project.

 

Related Materials

Reeves + Young was chosen to lead the construction project. A team from Lose Designs drew up the plans. To view the construction documents, click here.

Brook Run Park Survey 2018

CONTACT

Brent Walker

Parks & Recreation Director

brent.walker@dunwoodyga.gov