Thank you, Friends!

The Clear the Trail workday was a tremendous success March 27. Twenty-five friends showed up, and we cleared the trail around the small lake. Jason Woods led the work crew. Jonathan Stegall picked up and shared the work tools we rented from Tool Bank, and he took them back. Patrick Medley and John Deas provided…

Plans for 2021

Number 1 — Watch the pavilion get built! The structure is at a DeKalb Parks warehouse. We’re waiting on a final approval of the permit from the DeKalb Board of Commissioners. Then, cement will be poured and the pavilion will be erected. Other plans for 2021 update the sign in the park and ask for…

Our Friends are Engaged!

Although we had to cancel our planned group activities after the Covid-19 pandemic began, we have continued to actively engage the community in park plans and developments.  Friends of Hairston Park sends out email and text updates. The Greater Hidden Hills Community Development Corporation, which includes Hairston Park in the communities it represents, has sent…

The Mindfulness Project

The Friends of Hairston Park received a $50,000 matched funds grant in December 2020 from Park Pride to realize the Mindfulness Project.  This wonderful project will activate underused parts of the park with inviting amenities. Many thanks to Gwendolyn Stegall and her team for their heartfelt commitment and diligence to our community. The project will:…

Playground Opening

District 4 DeKalb Commissioner awarded Friends of Hairston Park a $142,000 grant in 2017 to build a new playground and a pavilion and to add amenities. The playground opened in 2018. Our special guest, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Sam Gaddy once lived in our community.