Public invited to upcoming meetings to discuss trail and greenway plan

DeKalb officials are asking the public to participate in multiple upcoming meetings that are expected to ultimately help shape the future of the county’s trails and greenspaces.

From September through October, the DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Affairs will host four public meetings to discuss the DeKalb Trails and Greenway Masterplan at various recreation centers throughout the county.

“The community is invited to attend and provide input on the results of the masterplan,” stated officials. Last year, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran Johnson introduced “a resolution that stipulates that DeKalb County update the existing Master Trail Plan for the purpose of protecting the natural environment and resources incorporated in existing trails, as well as adding new trails and access points,” according to a news release.

The upcoming meeting dates and locations are as followed (each meeting will be held at 6 p.m.):

  • 18 at Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia.
  • 26 at Tobie Grant Recreation Center, 593 Parkdale Drive, Scottdale.
  • 28 at Exchange Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive, Decatur.
  • 4 at Mason Mill Recreation Center, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur.

“Trails and greenspaces are an integral part of DeKalb’s future,” said Cochran Johnson. “They are of the utmost importance for enhancing the quality of life for DeKalb County citizens by improving health, promoting clean air, protecting the environment, providing an alternative transportation system, stimulating economic development, and creating a renewed sense of community. It is time we have a firm plan and commitment through dedicated, set-aside funds to complete our trails.”

For more information, contact Paige Singer, Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Affairs division manager, at (404) 687-3733 or

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