The Historic Brookhaven area has many different organizations and groups in which one can get involved. Below is a list of some of the most prominent groups in and around the neighborhood. These groups are not affiliated with HBNA.
Brookhaven bible study
Did you know there is a group of women in Brookhaven who meet weekly for Bible study, fellowship, prayer and service?
The Brookhaven Bible Study has been in existence for over eight years. We enjoy enlightening discussions, sharing prayer requests and serving at ministries such as Covenant House, Trinity House and Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. We also enjoy celebrating the season with an annual Christmas brunch, and we enjoyed a fabulous retreat at Lake Burton last fall (pre-Covid).
We also seek to be a source of support and encouragement for one another during difficult times. We love welcoming new members!
Are you craving community more than ever? Please join us as we kick off another wonderful year of Bible study, fellowship and service.
In order to honor both those who are anxious for a socially distanced "in person" meeting as well as those who need to be more cautious, we are rotating our meetings between in person and Zoom. We will be covering Jackie Hill Perry's Jude Bible Study.
We meet each Thursday morning of the school year from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Our first meeting with be in person on Thursday, September 10th! We would love for you to join us! For more information, please contact Suzy Brister at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brookhaven park conservancy
Brookhaven Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, enhance and beautify Brookhaven Park as a recreational green space and cultural venue.
Brookhaven Park is a 20.8 acre passive neighborhood park located along Peachtree Road with an entrance off of Osborne Road. Prior to serving as a park, it was the home of the Veteran’s No. 48 Hospital and later became home to the DeKalb Services Center. The park is loved for its expansive natural open spaces, unstructured playing fields, mature wooded areas with walking trails and an enclosed off-leash dog park.
The Conservancy’s founders include Historic Brookhaven residents and HBNA Board Members who were also involved in its predecessor organization, the Friends of Brookhaven Park. They came together in 2007 to restore the park which had fallen into disrepair and discuss how the park could be improved to better serve the community. Since that time, the organization has partnered with community volunteers, Oglethorpe University, Park Pride and others to repaint the park’s benches, picnic tables and picnic pavilion and install 22 trees saved from development. It worked with Lovett’s Girl Scout troop 28300 to install over 600 daffodils, a bench, and a Little Free Library in the park. It also continuously sponsors volunteer days to remove invasive plants, spread mulch on tree beds, and engage in other beautification efforts.
Since the formation of the City of Brookhaven, it has worked with the City to promote its vision for the park, facilitate community input for a park Master Plan which is currently being finalized for construction and will be partially funded under the recently passed Parks bond.
For additional information, please visit the BPC website. If you have an interest in volunteering or becoming involved in our mission, please contact Thad Ellet, BPC’s President, through the website contact page.
Brookhaven security association
The Brookhaven Security Association (BSA) is a separate organization from HBNA. Their mission is to enhance security in the neighborhood by hiring off-duty police officers to make additional patrols to the neighborhood outside of standard patrols from City of Atlanta and City of Brookhaven Police Departments. These patrols are handled in both officially marked police vehicles and personal vehicles for the off-duty officers but are marked with BSA decals. Annual dues are only $325/year. For more information, see the Safety section of our web site.
Historic Brookhaven Foundation
In 1986 part of our neighborhood was designated the "Brookhaven Historic District" in the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Brookhaven Foundation was started in 1991 as a vehicle for funding of the Brookhaven Guidepost Project. (Click here to visit the National Park Service's web page regarding the Brookhaven Historic District.) The Foundation was closed in 2021.
Historic Brookhaven also solicited contributions for a landscape beautification program for public areas in the neighborhood and for the maintenance of the guideposts. With the leadership and financial assistance of the Brookhaven Foundation, we currently have 11 of the new style monuments in place around the neighborhood.
The Historic Brookhaven Foundation was a non-profit organization set up in 1991 to allow neighbors to make tax-deductible donations to the Brookhaven Guidepost Project. It was administered in conjunction with the HBNA’s Beautification Committee. Eleven Guideposts were installed at entrances to our neighborhood. Projects included plantings around the Guideposts and in public areas like the Davidson Lakehaven Triangle, Club Drive and Davidson triangle, and the ends of Vermont Park. Efforts also included maintenance of public areas that are not well kept by the city and county, grass cutting, weeding, trimming, etc.
The Historic Brookhaven Foundation arranged the installation of a time capsule during the 1998 Street Party. It is to be opened in 50 years and includes items representative of our time as chosen by neighborhood children. The time capsule is in the Lakehaven/Davidson triangle and is marked with a brass marker. The Beautification Committee has also created a Gardens of Memories throughout Brookhaven designed to encourage a moment of pause and contemplation. Benches and special landscaping have been placed in these Gardens in honor and in memory of neighbors, family, and loved ones. They are:
A Memory Garden in honor of Bill and Sudie Hanger, Beverly Pritchard, and Margaret Snowber Martin - Davidson Avenue/Lakehaven Drive.
The Memorial Benches and plaques are as follows:
In memory of neighbor Joe Carey - Brookhaven Drive/East Brookhaven Drive
In memory of Claude Weddington (neighbor Laura Matthews’ father) - Brookhaven Drive/East Brookhaven Drive
In honor of Mary Schroeder (neighbor Toni Rhetts’ mother) - Brookhaven Drive/West Brookhaven Drive
In memory of neighbor Patricia Sheahan (neighbor Marie Mclkanes’ mother) - Vermont Park
In memory of neighbor Mildred Barnes (donated by neighbors John and Ethel Knox) - Vermont Park
In celebration of the life of neighbor Liz Bloodworth (donated by neighbors and friends) - Club Drive/Davidson Avenue
In memory of The Shaws (neighbor Chris Shaws’ parents) - Club Drive/East Brookhaven Drive
In memory of Earl T. Leonard, In honor of Earl T. Leonard Jr. (neighbor Elizabeth Leonards’ father and grandfather) - Lakehaven/East Club Lane.
In memory of neighbor Alicia Stonecipher (by family, friends and neighbors) Vermont Park
In memory of Roberta Byce. We remember her with gratitude for her many contributions to Brookhaven as both a neighbor and as of president of HBNA. Roberta spent many years working with her neighbors, the city, the county and the utility companies to install underground utilities and erect the attractive Street lights on E. Brookhaven Drive along the golf course. We will always be grateful for the improvements she made to our neighborhood - Brookhaven Drive/East Brookhaven Drive.
Thanks to all our neighbors who have contributed to the Historic Brookhaven Foundation through the years.
Little Nancy Creek Park
Little Nancy Creek Park is located at 3984, 3994 and 4012 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, across from Winall Down Road. It has 375 feet of frontage along Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and is almost 600 feet deep (about the length of two football fields). The land for the park purchased by the City of Atlanta in 2007 and was given its name in 2008. The Friends of Little Nancy Creek Park are a group of neighbors who share an interest in promoting and improving LNCP. Members receive email notice of park workdays, volunteer opportunities, and social events. As the Friends group grows, committees that focus on different aspects of the park are being created – for example, the community garden, the playground, and landscaping/trails. The web site for for the Friends of Little Nancy Creek Park can be viewed by clicking here.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
The mission of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities is to nurture the health and well-being of children and families. They provide housing for families during lengthy hospital visits for children. There are currently two houses in Atlanta, one near Egleston and one near Scottish Rite (CHOA). However, a new house will also be constructed on CHOA's new campus at N. Druid Hills and I-85. Neighborhood volunteers coordinate several events throughout the year to benefit the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. In the Fall, the Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes raises funds through ticket sales to tour several homes in Historic Brookhaven. In 2019, the event will be held on October 3rd with five homes to tour (https://armhc.org/tourtickets/) Additionally, there is a Dine In event hosted by families in Historic Brookhaven along with a local chef who prepares a meal for guests.
Women of historic Brookhaven
The Women of Historic Brookhaven (formerly known as the Brookhaven Mom's Club) is a great opportunity to get to know other women in the neighborhood. In the Fall of 2019, the group merged with the Friends of Brookhaven group and will be both a social and service focused group. Upcoming social events include a ladies night out on Tuesday, September 3rd as well as the annual Halloween Party on 10/31/2019. “Friends” is the community volunteer organization of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (fondly referred to as CHoA) where neighborhood groups plan fundraisers and events that provide an opportunity to interact with friends and neighbors while supporting the patients at Children’s. The Brookhaven Friends Group invites all neighbors to join and get involved! There are numerous fun activities planned over the next few months, including the upcoming Buy a Boo which kicks off September 9th. Neighbors can buy “Buddy Boo” yard signs and pick friends to “boo” by placing the yard sign in their front yard . Booing is a holiday tradition and an exciting way to spread cheer while raising money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. For each Boo sign purchased, a patient at Children’s will receive a Boo on their door. Over the last two years, this fundraiser has raised over $200,000 for Children’s. Click the link to purchase your Boo sign!