A preliminary design for the park.
Photo: City of Dunwoody
Photo: City of Dunwoody

Dunwoody’s Perimeter Center could be getting its first park

Perimeter Center, Dunwoody’s central business district, could get its first neighborhood park by 2021.

The City Council on Monday voted to allocate $45,000 in funding for designing Perimeter Center East Park, which would be located behind the new Endeavor Montessori school on Perimeter Center East.

The vote is an “important step” toward establishing the park, the city said in a statement.

“This park is a priority for me,” Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch said. “I’d like to see this completed by 2021, with children and families enjoying it as soon as possible.” 

The design services include survey work as well as architectural and engineering designs. The funding comes from the city’s hotel-motel tax fund.

A preliminary design for the park shows it would have a parking lot, playground, picnic shelter, water feature, walking trail and restrooms. 

Located just north of I-285, Perimeter Center is home to Perimeter Mall and several other shopping centers, as well as some hotels and large office buildings.

The park would be located less than a mile from the mall, and accessible for residents of the Georgetown neighborhood via the new pedestrian bridge over the north fork of Nancy Creek, the city said.

Discussions about constructing the new park would come after the design phase is complete. The city currently owns the land, which totals about 2.8 acres, according to county tax records.

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