Dunwoody officials cut the ribbon on Two Bridges Park on May 6, marking the official opening of City of Dunwoody’s first park in Perimeter Center.
The park—located at 50 Perimeter Center East—features an all-ages playground, a pavilion, a nature trail, and Dunwoody’s first splash pad.
“The playground is ADA accessible, it’s 8,000 square feet. It’s a great all ages playground for 2 and up,” said Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Director Brent Walker. “We have Dunwoody’s very first splash pad, which will run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day. We have a pavilion that’s not rentable so … People can come out there and have birthday parties or have lunch … without having to reserve it.”
Mayor Lynn Deutsch was joined by city councilmembers, parks and recreation staff, local children, and other city staff and stakeholders at the ribbon cutting.
“We could not be more pleased to have this opportunity to celebrate a park that was delayed by COVID, and now we get to open it,” said Deutsch. “This park is home to Dunwoody’s first splash pad and it’s a great location for the thousands of people who live in Perimeter Center … and now I think it’s time to cut a ribbon.”
The ribbon cutting came after city officials worked for more than a decade to bring the park to fruition, according to Walker.
“We’ve had the property since 2010 when we took over the park from DeKalb County. It was undeveloped. Originally it was only an acre and a half,” said Walker. “Over the years, the city was able to acquire another three and a half acres.”
City officials touted the importance of the park’s location.
“We have five acres of parkland right here in the middle of Perimeter Center. It’s our densest population area in Dunwoody, so now we have this beautiful neighborhood park for all the folks around this area to be able to walk from their apartments, their condos, their homes. This is a great central location with a lot of great amenities,” said Walker.
The park was a recommended destination for the Dunwoody Trail Master Plan. According to PATH Foundation Executive Director Greta deMayo, “the Dunwoody Trail Master Plan proposes a safe and inviting network of people-oriented trails that connect to key destinations within the city limits and beyond.”