Many neighbors fear they will see an increase

Brookhaven may hold referendum on more money for parks 

If the Brookhaven City Council signs off, local voters will see a questions on the November ballot asking for permission to use property tax dollars to improve the city’s park system.

Taxes would not increase under the proposal, the city said, because an expiring county parks bond and savings under EHOST will offset the new parks bond millage rate.

The projects that would be financed under the new bond are:

  • Briarwood Park, $7 million for a pool, renovating the community center, new trails and renovated parking;
  • Brookhaven Park, $7.8 million for multi-purpose fields, a new playground, trails and more restrooms;
  • Lynwood Park, $10.8 million for a new pool, pavilion and parking renovations;
  • Murphey Candler Park, $6.9 million for a community building, trail and lakeside boardwalk;
  • Ashford Park, $2.2 million for improvements that include a new splash pad and picnic area;
  • Blackburn Park, $812, 500 for fencing and parking renovations; and
  • Systemwide improvements, $3.5 million for security, invasive plant removal and dredging of Murphey Candler Lake.

The Brookhaven City Council will decided on July 24 whether to put the parks bond referendum on the November ballot. For more information about the plan, visit: https://www.brookhavenga.gov/parks-bond-ref.

Separately, the city is making arrangements to use hotel/motel tax revenue to purchase bonds to pay for its portion of the Peachtree Creek Greenway linear park.

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