Holiday Soccer Fest at Briarwood Park

Holiday Soccerfest time!!

Come on out  to  Briarwood Park this weekend! Play in the Dragon Goal USA, get something to eat, get a beer and do some last minute shopping. All in the Briarwood Park Rec. Center. 

Saturday 12-20-2014  10:00am-6:00pm  Sunday 12-21-2014  1:00 pm – 6:00pm

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Community Town Hall Event at Briarwood Park

In addition to the Open House at Briarwood Park  Dec 17th @ 5:30 pm, the City of Brookhaven is holding a Community Town Hall  at the Park following the open house as well as a Birthday Party celebrating the City’s  “2  Years of Progress”

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The Briarwood Park Conservancy invites all to join in with the City for this great event showcasing the continuing improvements to the Park that we have been striving for for so long !!

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BRIARWOOD PARK OPEN HOUSE

The Briarwood Park Conservancy invites everyone to come out and join in with us as the  City of Brookhaven hosts an Open House for the newly renovated Recreation Center.

The Briarwood Park Conservancy has been diligently working on the Park for years and has been looking forward to seeing these renovations completed for a long time.

B Park open  houseThe event will be held December 17th beginning at 5:30 pm.  The Brookhaven Parks & Recreation Dept. will be providing tours of the facility with attendees learning about upcoming programs and meeting staff.

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Renovations happening at Briarwood Park

The Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Dept. have been working on renovations at Briarwood Park recently. The facility has gotten much needed roof repairs and the interior has received a fresh coat of paint and an over all clean up. But the most impressive thing to date is the installation of a new court floor in the gym.10694223_299283586936303_4527354730922090835_o 10750172_299283583602970_159260453981277231_o

 

 

 

 

 

The Parks and Rec. Dept. is looking forward having an open house soon as well as re-opening the facility to the public and scheduling on going activities at the Center.

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Briarwood Park Conservancy gains non-profit status, attracts PowerDay event

by The Brookhaven Post

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Brookhaven, GA, August 7The Briarwood Park Conservancy (BPC) announced that after two years of existence they have received their official 501(c)3 status from the IRS.

Chad Boles of the BPC said, “The hard work of many people including the Board of Directors, hundreds of volunteer hours and money from the surrounding neighborhoods and very generous in-kind donations from local home builders and businesses have created this reality.”

With plans for another project this Fall, Boles adds tax deductible donations to fund park improvements can be made on the BPC website.

In other Briarwood Park news, Kurt Salmon and Associates, an Atlanta based global management consulting company, selected Briarwood Park for their upcoming 2014 PowerDay scheduled for Sept. 12, from 9 am-noon.

Powerday is a global initiative designed to promote social responsibility among its employees, alumni, clients and business partners. Last year nearly 100% of its global workforce of more than 1,400 professionals volunteered for some 80 projects at 46 charities in 13 countries.

“We couldn’t be happier Briarwood Park got the nod to host one of the many 2014 PowerDay events. The hard work of our volunteers and supporters really shows at the park and will attract more events in the future,” said Boles.

The BPC extends an invitation to anyone who would like to participate in park “TLC” days. BPC provides coffee, donuts and OJ for breakfast.

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Briarwood Barracudas end season with a bang !!

After a great first season, the Briarwood Barracudas finished off the season with a swim meet at Briarwood Park Saturday morning and continued with an awards ceremony and fun swim Saturday evening. Barracudas award banquet 017 Each one of the Barracudas was awarded a trophy

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and received special recognition from Coach Averya  highlighting his // her achievements during the season.  Barracuda swim team organizer and founder, Gina Gianfagna was given a standing ovation for all of her hard work this season and presented a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the Barracuda team. Barracudas award banquet 018 Pizza from Slice of Brookhaven as well as goodies from other local restuarants including Mad Mama Gourmet and Brookhaven Bistro were served with the swim team theme song playing in the background………….BARRACUDA by HEART of course !!

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Fundraiser To Benefit Briarwood Park Pool

Sponsored by Haven Insurance Group – DrewValleyNeighbor.com by Stacey Miller Morris Realtor – 360 Venture Law
and hosted by Michael Sussman, Rob Turner, Stacey Morris, Gina Gianfagna, Kay Spencer, Kirk Martin, Steve Walker, Briarwood Park Conservancy, Briarwood Barracudas, the fundraiser for Briarwood Park swimming pool drew a crowd of over 100 adults and 50-60 children. A huge success, the event raised over $1200.00 to go towards improvements around the pool. Plates of some of the finest BBQ, smoked in a big green egg by grill master Michael Sussman, were sold @ $10.00 per plate (all you can eat) and raffles were held with contributions from surrounding businesses including Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, Slice of Brookhaven, Marguerites on Dresden, The Great Frame Up,and The Beer Growler Brookhaven. Huge thanks to our local businesses that participated!! Thanks to everyone who turned out for this event and made it a great success !! It was great fun !!

Visit our FaceBook Page, (see link on right side-bar) for a gallery of photos from the event.

What: Summer Kick-off BBQ and Pool Fundraiser    B'wood Barracudas 012
Where: Briarwood Park Pool
When: Wednesday – July 9,  2014                         6pm – 8pm


Details: Come join your neighbors for a fun evening of swimming relays, diving competitions, and Big Green Egg smoked BBQ! Plates of BBQ pork and turkey will be sold for $10 and there will be a silent auction. All money raised will be used to improve the aesthetics of the pool. Entry is free! Come enjoy the extended hours of the pool and help support our neighborhood Park          bpark-tree-logo1.jpg

Sponsors: Haven Insurance Group – DrewValleyNeighbor.com by Stacey Miller Morris Realtor – 360 Venture Law

Hosts:  Michael Sussman, Rob Turner, Stacey Morris, Gina Gianfagna, Kay Spencer, Kirk Martin, Steve Walker, Briarwood Park Conservancy, Briarwood Barracudas. Briarwood Barracudas logo

 

 

 

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Parks Conveyance

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, June 25, the DeKalb Board of Commissioners approved the conveyance of ten parks to the City.  After nearly a year of legal discussions, property appraisals, and maintenance transfers, the City of Brookhaven finally has the license of the following parks:

 

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2. Blackburn Park

3. Briarwood Park

4. Clacks Corner Park

5. Georgian Hills

6. Lynwood Park

7. Murphey Candler

8. Parkside Park

9. Perimeter Trail Park

10. Skyland Trail Park

“I am glad that the City finally can move forward on the promises made to our citizens and develop some great projects around our parks & green spaces,” says Council  member Rebecca Williams.

By the end of 2014, the City will have acquired 14 parks and green spaces from DeKalb County.  An official ceremony will be held in the fall to celebrate the acquisitions.

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Briarwood Barracudas Welcome Statement

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Welcome to our inaugural season and thank you for being a part of the greatness!

As part of the Brookhaven Recreational Swim League, our dedicated coaches and volunteers are here to help swimmers learn, practice and refine freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly during the season.

We are here to promote sportsmanship, team spirit and FUN during practices and swim meets.

The swim team welcomes all swimmers who can complete 1 length (25 yards) of strokes determined by age group; ages 5 and above.

Go Barracudas!
Gina G.

ginattv@yahoo.com

Briarwood Barracudas
Swim Team Project Lead

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Briarwood Barracudas Gallery

Barracudas ladies checking on their times!

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The funnest management job ever.

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Coach Averya getting her lanes ready for free style. Terrel enjoying the fun.

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Richard giving stroke clinic tips and techniques.

 

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