• Adult park coming to Dunwoody?


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Tonight, Dunwoody city leaders will vote on a new development plan, which includes an adult park for active senior citizens.

    The proposed park will be across from a multi-use development already under construction, off Shallowford Road.

    After hearing from local families, Dunwoody city leaders changed the design to include more adult friendly areas, especially for baby boomers.

    "They are not our grandparents, they're active seniors. They want to play sports, walk, run, ride bikes," said Brent Walker, Dunwoody parks and recreation manager.

    The two sites are part of project Renaissance in Georgetown Park.

    The first phase, which will include single-family homes, a plaza, shops, restaurants and two children's parks, is already under construction on the 16-acre site.

    In the next phase, a 19-acre site will be focused mainly on adult activity, with trails, several basketball courts and a water feature.

    Walker talked about the difference between the original plan and the new one.

    "In the second version, we reduced the playground down," said Walker.

    He showed Channel 2's Sophia Choi the initial design for the new park. It has only one kiddie area.

    Once the entire project is done, city planners say the two sites will be connected to each other and to other areas.

    If all goes as planned, the city says the entire Renaissance development should be finished in about a year and a half with the first phase done by January 2014.

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