At 110 acres, Brook Run Park is Dunwoody’s largest park.
Photo: STAFF / 2015 FILE PHOTO
Photo: STAFF / 2015 FILE PHOTO

$7.6M overhaul for Dunwoody’s largest park starts this week

A major construction project at Dunwoody’s largest park is set to begin Tuesday, the city said.

At Brook Run Park, officials plan to add two sports fields, a large lawn with a performance stage, a covered picnic pavilion and a nine-hole disc golf course, the city said in a statement Monday.

The 110-acre park at 4770 N Peachtree Road currently has a large playground, a 2-mile loop multi-use trail, a skate park, a dog park, a community garden and event pavilions.

The Dunwoody City Council approved the $7.58 million overhaul in December. The project is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Brook Run Park will remain open throughout the renovations, although there could be temporary closures of some features.

“After seeking an enormous amount of public input and developing two park master plans, we’re excited to start transformational improvements at Brook Run Park,” Dunwoody Parks Director Brent Walker said in the statement.

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A groundbreaking at the park is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, one of three park-related events in Dunwoody happening throughout the next week.

Officials are holding a ribbon-cutting Wednesday at 10 a.m. for a new section of the Dunwoody Trailway and a pedestrian bridge that crosses the North Fork of Nancy Creek. The bridge connects two neighborhoods in Dunwoody.

And next Monday at 10 a.m., a new restroom facility opens at Windwood Hollow Park.

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