Consultants hired to develop a Dunwoody parks plan will hold on Nov. 11 the second of two open houses intended to measure public opinion on the city’s parks and green space.
Representatives of Lose and Associates held the first open house Nov. 10 at Dunwoody City Hall. The second begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 11. It will be held at Dunwoody Baptist Church, 1445 Mt. Vernon Road.
During the first hearing, the consultants chatted with residents and with people representing organizations that are active in the parks, including the Dunwoody Nature Center and the community garden.
Regan Maeroff Cox, who identified herself as a life-long Dunwoody resident, said she attended the meeting to make sure the city’s plan protected green space.
“I would like to see not only the nature be preserved, but I would like to see some of the concrete given back to nature,” she said. “I think there’s a lot of concrete jungle in Dunwoody that could be given back to nature.”
Resident Lisa Macy argued for more trails. “You can’t go far enough in Dunwoody,” she said. “You go a mile, which is just fine when your kids are younger, but I don’t want to walk the same loop 20 times.”
The consultants were to spend much of Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 discussing park needs with groups of residents, said Brent Walker, city parks and recreation manager. The consultants are to prepare a parks plan for the city by February, Walker said.