DeKalb County's Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs and the Natural Resources Management Office will hold a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the future of Johns’ Homestead, a county park located at 3071 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker – just east of North Druid Hills across I-285.
The meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker.
The Johns family built the first house on the property in 1827 and also assisted with the construction of the first church building at Rehoboth. The family lived on and farmed the property until the 1980s.
DeKalb County purchased 23 acres from the Johns family in 2004 and another 24 acres containing the Twin Brothers Lakes in 2006, making the park 47 acres in all.
Public involvement to discuss management of the historic house, proposed improvements at the park, and vision of the park’s future is encouraged.
The county has also started work on parks in the North Druid Hills area and is considering land within the community. Here are some links to that previous coverage:
- Oak Grove Land Owner Still Pushing for County Purchase
- County Buys Oak Grove Land for New Park
- County Buys Lavista Land for $1.78M