Decatur residents care most about schools and pets, according to Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd.
Saturday, Floyd officially dedicated the Glenlake Park renovation, which cost $3.27 million and took about a year to complete and includes a dog park and playgrounds.
"I don't get to declare much, but I declare the renovated Glenlake Park to be dedicated," quipped Floyd. Saturday was National Kids to Parks Day, a movement organized by the National Park Trust to encourage kids to get out and play in the nation's parks.
Landscape architectural firm jB+a, Inc., of Atlanta designed the renvoation which included a new dog park, a new picnic pavilion, two multi-use athletic fields, a new bridge over the park's creek, a .46 mile walking path, and resurfacing the tennis courts.
According to the city's master plan, the Glenlake Tennis Center will be relocated to another site within the city, because the Glenlake courts are within city and state stream buffers, are on an existing natural spring, and, because they're on unstable soils, are consequently unsustainable. However, the two courts in the best condition will remain.