The city of Brookhaven says it now owns the 10 parks in the city.
“In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, June 25, the DeKalb Board of Commissioners approved the conveyance of 10 parks to the city,” Brookhaven said on its Facebook page.
The city said that after nearly a year of legal discussions, property appraisals, and maintenance transfers, the city of Brookhaven now has the license of the following parks: Ashford Park, Blackburn Park, Briarwood Park, Clacks Corner Park, Georgian Hills Park, Lynwood Park, Murphey Candler Park, Parkside Park, Perimeter Trail Park and Skyland Trail Park.
“I am glad that the City finally can move forward on the promises made to our citizens and develop some great projects around our parks & green spaces,” Brookhaven City Councilwoman Rebecca Williams said in the Facebook post.
The city said that by the end of the year, Brookhaven will have acquired 14 parks and green spaces from DeKalb County.