Published on August 11th, 2016 |0
Livable Buckhead, city buy land to expand park in Peachtree Park neighborhood
neighborhood of Buckhead to expand the existing Darlington Nature trail 1-acre park.
The addition of the Burke Road property gives the neighborhood and the city an opportunity to add a new feature to the Darlington Nature Trail park, which presently includes a community garden and exercise area.
“It’s a good use for the lot, and I am happy for the neighborhood and the two families we sold homes to next door,” said Steve Tyde, former owner of the property. The lot is listed online as having sold for $266,000 this month, presumably referring to this transaction.
Livable Buckhead, which is overseeing implementation of the Buckhead Collection plan to add 106 acres of greenspace, identified the opportunity to acquire the Burke Road parcel. City Councilman Shook, who is working to ensure all of his constituents are within walking distance of a park, secured the funding for the purchase.
“Most people aren’t aware that Livable Buckhead plays this role in our community,” said Denise Starling, executive director of the nonprofit organization.
“We are most known for our work on PATH400, but we are always on the lookout for opportunities to make progress toward the goal of adding 106 acres of greenspace to Buckhead,” Starling explained. “One of the most effective ways to do that is by expanding existing parks, making them more significant and encouraging uses that draw more people to them.”
“Peachtree Park is a great place to live and this addition to our nature trail makes it even a little bit better,” said Wes Lyle, president of the Peachtree Park Civic Association. “We are grateful to
Councilman Shook and Livable Buckhead for purchasing this land and giving us a chance to expand Darlington Nature Trail.”