Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dunwoody Celebrates Grand Opening of Brook Run Multi-use Trail Phase 1

Festivities highlighted by “Wheel-A-Palooza and Pedal Parade” event --
A decorative wheel competition full of family fun, treats and awards for top contestants!
Dunwoody, GA – July 19, 2013 – The City of Dunwoody Department of Parks and Recreation celebrates the grand opening of Phase I of the Brook Run Park multi-use trail with a “Wheel-a-Palooza and Pedal Parade.” The special grand opening event and parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Brook Run Park trail entrance, between the playground and skate park, on Saturday, August 3, and includes a bike/vehicle decorating contest judged by local celebrities.

This roll and stroll event celebrates the grand opening of the 0.7 mile “Phase I” section of the Brook Run multi-use trail with an extraordinary parade competition followed by prizes, giveaways and tempting frozen treats provided by King of Pops.  The decorative wheel parade and contest is open to both children and adults and distinctive trophies will be awarded in select categories for the top non-motorized decorated wheeled vehicles.

Children ages 12 and under are invited to decorate their bike, wagons, scooters, or wheelchairs to compete for the top prize in the following children’s categories: Most Colorful; Most Creative, and; Best Theme.  Teens and adults can also join in the competitive vehicle decoration and one award for the Most Creative entry in this age group will go out to one lucky participant.

The decorative wheel competition is free to enter and participants within both age groups must register on-site or by emailing prior to the event. Entry in the decorative wheel competition is not mandatory to be part of the parade but all drivers and riders of wheeled vehicles are required to wear bike and safety helmets. An adult must accompany children participants.

“Wheel-a-Palooza and Pedal Parade” competition event participants should gather in the pre-event corral area between the Brook Run playground and skate park at 10:00 a.m. Contest winners will be announced at the close of the parade and all first place category contestants will receive a distinctive trophy.  Following the parade, official judging and award ceremonies participants can cool down with a delicious frozen gourmet popsicle and celebrate with friends and family.

The three-quarter mile “Phase I” section of the Brook Run multi-use trail will eventually connect with Phase II, a one mile, 12-foot wide multi-use concrete trail which will complete an approximate 2 mile loop within the park.  The City is currently in the final design stage for Phase II of the trail and anticipated trail construction is planned to begin in the fall.
For more information, rules and a details schedule of events please visit the City website at or contact Edie Damann, Marketing and PR Manager, at 678-382-6712 or

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