Fitness boosted at Ridgeview

Ridgeview Park has a new fitness trail, thanks to a cooperative effort of the High Point Civic Association, Friends of Ridgeview Park and the city of Sandy Springs to provide the equipment.

The trail marks the first time a neighborhood association, a park committee and Sandy Springs’ Recreation and Parks Department have worked together to enhance a park.

“This is the greatest gift that a civic association has ever given Sandy Springs,” Mayor Eva Galambos said.

The park is off Trimble Road by Ridge­view Charter School. Fulton County installed playground equipment, a pavilion and picnic tables about a decade ago, and the city recently agreed to give the school service road to Fulton County Schools so the school system can install a sidewalk that will improve community access to the park.

High Point Civic Association President Alan Powell said his group “is proud to create a venue that helps promote a healthy lifestyle for its residents.”

The association donated $9,155 to purchase the 20-station timber Fit-Trail exercise system, and the city provided $7,400 for the installation by LRS Landscapes.

Woman’s Club seeks teddy bears

The members of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club, including many Sandy Springs residents, are searching for bears — new or gently used teddy bears that can be donated to the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy.

The bears will go to children in trauma being interviewed by police and prosecutors.

The club has set up collection sites at Cutie Pies in the Dunwoody Village Shopping Center and Picayune Toys on Jett Ferry Road.

On May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., club members will be at the two sites to collect teddy bears curbside.