Friday, October 10, 2014

Dunwoody News: New Weather Sirens, City Council Meeting, and Run Dunwoody

Photo from City of Dunwoody

Weather Warning System 

Installation & Testing

At Brook Run Park & Dunwoody Park

The City of Dunwoody installed severe weather warning sirens at Brook Run Park and Dunwoody Park. The sirens are designed as an outside warning device to assist in alerting individuals, in the immediate area, of imminent severe and dangerous weather.
The sirens are capable of being heard by anyone outdoors within a one mile radius. In many instances, sirens can be heard indoors near the vicinity of the siren locations.
The sirens will be activated under imminent threat of:
  • tornadoes
  • thunderstorms with winds 70 mph or greater (potential to uproot or snap large tree limbs)
  • golf ball sized hail or larger (potential for windows to break)
During the week of October 13, the city will test the new sirens at Brook Run Park. The exact date and time of the test will be announced next week. Please be advised it will only be a test, not an actual alert.

If you have questions about the sirens and early warning system please email

City Council 2014Monday, October 13: City Council Work Session and Meeting
The City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. with the City Council Meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Both are held at Dunwoody City Hall, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite #103.  Click here for the meeting agendas.

Food Truck ThursdayThursday, October 16: Food Truck Thursday
Put the pots and pans away and come out to Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, and enjoy a fun evening out and feast on some of the best food truck cuisine in Atlanta.
This foodie event, complete with live music, takes place  from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and features a variety of new and different offerings each week. This event is scheduled to run every Thursday through October. The last Food Truck Thursday will be held on October 30, with a special "Truck or Treat" event, sure to be spooktacular!

Peachtree Charter Middle School’s Drama Club is hosting its seventh annual fall festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the school. The event will be held rain or shine.
Activities will include inflatables, games, face painting, fair hair, crafts and live music, including Missing Cat playing at 1 p.m. Look for concessions, a book sale, bake sale, cake walk, photo booth, silent auction, vendors, and art sale.

Island Ford ParkSaturday, October 18: Bird & Nature Walk
Join fellow bird watchers and nature lovers at Island Ford Park, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
Led by naturalist and birder, Marshall Weber. Island Ford is a National Recreation area park off Roberts Drive. in Sandy Springs.
Serious birders and brand new birders welcome. Cost:  $3.00 Vehicle parking fee. Please call Bobbi Sedam at 770-986-7776 for details and directions.

Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier 2015, the Run Dunwoody 5K begins and ends at Perimeter Mall. The course is designed for runners—a fast and challenging course with spectacular views of the premier central perimeter location. Fast times in a fabulous setting await each runner. The 1M Fun Run and Tot Trot (ages 2-5) offer family fun for all.

Dunwoody Events Coming SOON!

Looking for special and unique holiday gifts?! Come purchase beautiful and unique ceramics pieces at the Spruill Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. 

Apple Cider Days is the newest fall community event to come to Dunwoody, presented by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust!
Apple Cider Days 2014 will feature a family friendly carnival atmosphere, new rides, a broad selection of food options, live music and fun activities outside Perimeter Mall - Find out more at

Join us for Dunwoody’s annual volunteer day at Brook Run Park on Saturday, November 1. We will be planting trees in the park as well as taking care of some general park maintenance.
Volunteers can meet at Brook Run Park in front of the children’s playground at 8 a.m., 4770 North Peachtree Rd. Click here to register.

1 comment:

Max said...

Just think, a few more strategically placed sirens and we would be just like Milton and Sandy Springs.