The estimated cost to make all the changes and improvements in Brookhaven’s site-specific Park Master Plan is just shy of $28 million, according to a presentation made to the city council Feb. 9.
Liz Cole, project manager for GreenbergFarrow, laid out the estimated costs made by her firm:
Ashford Park — $1,129,310
Blackburn Park — $4,731,970
Briarwood Park — $4,845,570
Clack’s Corner — $139,915
Fernwood Park — $658,625
Georgian Hills Park — $1,644,550
Lynwood Park — $3,696,350
Murphey Candler Park — $8,206,500
Murphey Candler Park II-Extension — $462,750
Skyland Park — $2,249,590
Estimated total — $27,765,130
“Every single one of your properties is incredible,” Cole said.
Mayor John Ernst acknowledged the total estimated cost was a “big number.”
Cole also recommended the city survey all parks to determine exact boundaries, tree inventory, topography and also underground utilities before any work begins. Interim City Manager Gary Yandura said it would cost approximately $300,000 to do so.
The in-depth look at the 10 parks began in September with community meetings seeking input from the public on the parks’ histories, uses and improvements wish lists.
Click below on the link to view the entire presentation and proposals made to each park.