A 1-acre extension of Sandy Springs’ Abernathy Greenway Park is in the early planning stages, and the city is seeking community input on what it should include.

The parcel, at the northeast corner of the Abernathy and Wright Road intersection, was originally slated as parking, but residents complained about that. The city held a Jan. 20 meeting where, according to a press release, community suggestions leaned toward passive use with landscaping, water features and shade structures. The meeting did not appear on the city calendar for unclear reasons.

There is no budget or timeline for the new parkland yet. The community input deadline is Feb. 12, and suggestions can be emailed to DCoffer@sandyspringsga.gov.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

One reply on “Sandy Springs seeks input on new Abernathy park”

  1. The story contains an inaccuracy. The acre lot was never “originally slated to be parking.” The Master Plan for Abernathy Greenway, which was approved at City-sponsored meetings, showed that parcel as part of the Greenway with a design that called for passive use. I know because I served as chair of the Abernathy Greenway Committee for seven years, from the inception and worked with City officials and Mayor Paul. It needs to remain as a buffer to the neighborhood, which was the intent of the Greenway from the beginning and one reason neighbors finally quit fighting the widening of Abernathy following decades of resistance.

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