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Brooke Street Park Exists in Name

Alpharetta residents have a new park, but until the City Center is built, they probably won't be able to use it, as it will continue to be a construction site.

Brooke Street Park was intended to be a passive park from the start, but today it isn't much more than a couple of signs, some trees, squirrels and erosion control fences.

The park is intended to be larger than just the section bounded by the existing Haynes Bridge Road and Brooke Street. But it got smaller before it will get bigger – the new route for Haynes Bridge Road uses property to the west of Brooke Street's "top half" rather than displacing more homes.

What do you want to see for Brooke Street Park? Here are a few ideas, why don't you weigh in on yours?

  • More trees
  • An arboretum
  • Trails
  • Grilling areas
  • Picnic pavilions
  • Children's Playground

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Julie Hollingsworth Hogg July 27, 2012 at 07:30 PM
I first walked this area in 2009 with a staff person from the city. There were grand plans at that time to make it a fine passive park with walking trails, perhaps a green, perhaps a community garden.
Bob Pepalis (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I forgot about community gardens. I know the one at Wills Park always has a big waiting list, and even some high schools are adding them to their grounds. It'd be neat if local gardeners were supplying local restaurants with fresh greens and other veggies!
No Name July 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM
This isn't really the right place for a community garden though. Keep the trees.
Julie Hollingsworth Hogg July 28, 2012 at 01:34 AM
No name, you are right. When I toured it I was not impressed with the possibilities for a community garden there. I was, however, impressed with the fact that the City Council members at that time (2009) were willing to CONSIDER the idea of a community garden. I thought that was quite forward thinking of them.
Bob Pepalis (Editor) July 28, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Maybe not in the park, but why not a communoty garden on the City Center site? Maybe even on the library's 3 acres?
No Name July 28, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Maybe in the library space, but in the City Center I want the trees I was promised and what I voted on. I don't like what is going on here. There is a name for what is going on but if I said it, I'd be banned from posting. This is very elitist. Leave the trees.
No Name July 28, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Talk is cheap.... so we've learned.
Julie Hollingsworth Hogg July 28, 2012 at 02:33 AM
I approach the community garden idea from the perspective of planning it out and then managing it, which is something I have done. Sure, the Brook Street Park could feature a community garden....that is..... if it does not become a big building with a big parking lot....
Noneya August 05, 2012 at 10:14 PM
what about a skate park? skaters are always getting in trouble in wills park because they arent allowed to do there. this is great opportunity to build one
No Name August 27, 2012 at 02:02 AM
That was random.

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