Steve Walker, member of the Briarwood Park Conservancy Board of Directors, reported the damage in Brookhaven. Photo by Steve Walker.

Briarwood Park in Brookhaven took a beating on Sunday evening, June 25, when massive thunderstorms rolled through metro Atlanta. 

The storm brought a large Poplar tree down onto power lines, creating an outage and a mess when the street light smashed into the parking lot. A downed tree blocked the entrance of the park. The swimming pool and community center were closed by Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department. 

Brookhaven has three community pools. A new pool and splash pad opened at Lynwood Park on June 21.

For more information about when Briarwood facilities will reopen, contact Brookhaven Parks and Recreation

Logan C. Ritchie writes features and covers Brookhaven for Rough Draft Atlanta.