Brookhaven city officials will break ground on Phase I of improvements to Georgian Hills Park on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m., at 2800 East Georgian Drive.
A rendering of the planned improvements at Georgian Hills Park in Brookhaven. (City of Brookhaven)

The Brookhaven City Council in July approved the $1.2 million improvements to the 3.6-acre park that will include an open space field with Bermuda turf, an irrigation system and a walking trail that extends around the open space field. A playground, picnic shelter, and an outdoor basketball half-court will also be constructed. Infrastructure enhancements at this location will also include a redesigned parking lot and improvements to the sidewalk that runs along Clairmont Road.

In July, the City Council expressed shock at the cost of the project that was originally estimated last year to cost about $500,000.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.