PARC Brookhaven will lead Visioning Meetings for Ashford Park, Skyland Park and Georgian Hills Park. These sessions are supported by the city and the Parks & Recreation Department, and co-sponsored by City Councilmember John Park.

Following the completion of the Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master plan in September, the Visioning Sessions have been organized to seek broad community input for specific improvement ideas in individual parks.

The goal is to create detailed individual plans for each park that will be presented to the City Council and the Parks & Recreation Department for funding consideration in 2015 and subsequent budget years. The plans are to depict desired park features and improvements, and include recommended new equipment.

The sessions are scheduled for:

Ashford Park Community Center to discuss Ashford Park on Jan. 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; City Hall to discuss Georgian Hills Park, Feb. 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and Briarwood Recreation Center to discuss Skyland Park, Jan. 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m., and Feb. 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Each Visioning Session will be lead by individual neighborhood PARC representatives, and PARC leaders Sue Binkert and Jim Dupree. Citizens, park supporters and users will be invited to voice ideas and recommend specific improvements for their parks.

PARC Brookhaven was formed by the leadership of the Governors Commission for the city of Brookhaven Park & Recreation Committee, and is an organization of representatives from all parks in Brookhaven. PARC’s goal is to work with citizens, elected officials and city staff to create world-class parks and recreation in Brookhaven for the benefit of its citizens and park users.

The twelve city of Brookhaven park organizations active in PARC Brookhaven are:

Ashford Park Associates, Friends of Blackburn Park, Briarwood Park Conservancy, Friends of Brookhaven Park, Murphey Candler Park Conservancy, Friends of Clack’s Corner, Fernwood Park Neighbors, Georgian Hills Park Revitalization Project, Friends of Lynwood Park, Parkside Park Neighbors, Skyland Park Partners and North Fork Connectors.