Beautiful green spaces dot the map of Brookhaven, offering outdoor activities like tennis, basketball, soccer, swimming, and hiking in addition to an abundance of playgrounds. Some favorites include the following:

Ashford Park
In addition to traditional playground equipment, Ashford Park is home to the "island of misfit toys" donated by local families.  The community building and the first-come, first-serve picnic shelter are perfect for birthday parties and other small gatherings.

Blackburn Park
This 50-acre park includes walking trails, baseball fields, community gardens, and a tennis center with lighted hard courts. Their natural-looking playground features a large spider web structure with climbing ropes, cables and ladders without a drop of plastic in sight.

Visit Blackburn to launch the holiday season Light Up Brookhaven on December 8th from 6–9 pm. The fun-filled event will be packed with food, music, holiday movies and giveaways leading up to the dramatic arrival of Santa on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta helicopter.

Briarwood Park
The brand new swimming pool and sprayground at Briarwood Park delight visitors of all ages. The park also offers a large playground with a treehouse structure, tennis courts, and wooded trails. The community center and first-come, first-serve pavilions are perfect for small-to-medium size gatherings.

Murphey Candler Park
The largest park in the city of Brookhaven at 135-acres, Murphey Candler includes multi-use fields, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a playground, picnic areas, a lake with fishing, and trails. The park runs youth sports leagues for baseball, softball, and football.

Peachtree Creek Greenway

This 12.5 mile multi-use path connects nature and communities along North Fork Peachtree Creek from the Atlanta BeltLine trail to Doraville. Cyclists, hikers, joggers and dog-walkers enjoy the trail all year long crossing through Brookhaven along the way.

Skyland Park
Near Dekalb Peachtree Airport, this park has sand volleyball courts, a dog park, and wooded climbing structures at the playground. Lightweight "Solar Sails" not only provide shade and solar energy, but also LED lighting and mobile charging stations for park visitors.

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