More than nine of 10 of the Buckhead residents responding to an online survey said they found the idea of a new park at Mountain Way to be desireable or very desireable, according to survey results released August 4.

North Buckhead Civic Association president Gordon Certain told a group of about 30 residents gathered at St. James United Methodist Church to discuss the park that about 70 percent of the 138 people who responded to the survey said the proposed park should serve the surrounding neighborhoods. The survey was conducted by the association.

Based on the survey results, residents at the meeting said they should begin working on a design for the park, which would be located on Georgia Department of Transportation right-of-way beneath Ga. 400.

Before the survey results were compiled, “I thought we’d be worried about whether there’s support for a park or not,” Certain said. “It looks like there’s support for a park.”

The proposed park would connect with a proposed trail system along the Ga. 400 right-of-way.

Joe Earle

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