The city of Dunwoody has announced details of its limited reopening of City Hall and parks facilities, which begins Monday, May 18.

The limited reopening is considered the first phase. A second phase may come June 1, depending on how the limited reopening goes.

Dunwoody will be the first City Hall in Reporter communities to reopen. Sandy Springs is considering late May, while Atlanta and Brookhaven are awaiting public health information about COVID-19’s spread and countermeasures.

Parks facilities

City park facilities reopening May 18 include:

  • Tennis courts
  • Restrooms that do not service a playground
  • Athletic fields for unorganized play only with social distancing; no team sports or field lighting

Playgrounds and the Brook Run Park skate park and dog park remain closed. Dunwoody is attempting to coordinate the reopening of such parks facilities with other cities. Indoor facilities will set their own reopening plans, according to the city.

“I’ve been encouraged to see neighbors showing respect to one another in our parks and sharing the space carefully,” said Mayor Lynn Deutsch in a press release. “Though we will begin offering more options next week, the virus remains contagious. We need to continue to take care of ourselves and others.”

City Hall

While the City Hall at 4800 Ashford-Dunwoody Road will begin a limited reopening, the city says that almost all services can be handled online or by phone, and residents are “strongly encouraged” to use those options. Residents who believe they must visit City Hall should call or email first to make sure someone is on-site to help. A comprehensive list of services and contact information is on the city website at

Starting May 18, City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Police service representatives are available at all hours at City Hall for emergency issues. Municipal Court remains closed. For payments and paperwork that cannot be done online, a clerk will be available each day from 8 a.m. to noon.

John Ruch

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