Friday, March 20, 2009

Glenlake Park Renovation Information

Above is a detour map for Clairemont Elementary and Glennwood Academy families who normally travel to and from school through Glenlake Park.
From Deputy City Manager of Decatur, Hugh Saxon:

Major renovations will begin on Glenlake Park during the week of March 23rd. This is the first comprehensive improvement to Glenlake Park in over 50 years. Work should be completed by the end of this year and will include new walking trails, pedestrian bridges, improved athletic fields, a new multi-purpose pavilion and an expanded dog park. Streambed restoration will improve water quality reduce downstream flooding and allow the stream to become an integral part of the park experience. A new bathhouse is currently underway and should be completed in time for the pool to reopen this Memorial Day.

While the swimming pool and tennis courts will remain open during construction, access to other areas of the park will be closed beginning the week of March 23rd. Significant excavation and the use of heavy construction equipment make it impossible to safely allow pedestrian access into and through the park. We understand that this work creates an inconvenience but to assure your safety and that we complete the park renovation as quickly as possible, access into the park must be closed.
To provide an alternative parking option during construction, we will close one lane of travel in each direction on Church Street and create on-street parking for residents who cannot walk to the Tennis Center and Glenlake Pool. Safe Routes to School detours around Glenlake Park have been outlined and can be viewed on the city's website at
These detour maps will also be shared with principals at Clairemont Elementary and Glennwood Academy for distribution to parents and students.
To view a copy of the park renovation plan, the Church Street parking diagram and the Safe Routes to School detour map, visit If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 404-553-6507 or at
Hugh Saxon
Deputy City Manager

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