The city plans to refurbish the tennis courts and remove the pool, keeping the remaining green space as a park and trails. It also hopes to install a gazebo and playground.
Located in the northeast part of Dunwoody, the club is surrounded by residential neighborhoods that are lacking in park space, the councilman said. Dunwoody plans to install trails throughout the newly acquired land, connecting the park with the surrounding areas.
Officials have not yet released estimates on how much the city will spend to renovate the park.
DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester secured funding for the park through District 1 park bond money, which was recently approved by the commission. She called the purchase a “really good investment for a really good value.”
An appraisal performed for the city on one of the parcels at the club valued the land at $440,000, more than three times what the county ultimately paid.
Lambert said portions of the park could be open to the public as early as next spring, while it might take a few more months to install the facilities.
Just south of Dunwoody, Brookhaven recently approved the $1.35 million purchase of almost one acre to turn into a pocket park in a residential area. The county contributed $400,000 in park bond money, with Brookhaven paying the remaining $950,000.
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