The pavilion and other areas of Briarlake Forest Park are available to the community for private events on a first come, first served basis. We have welcomed birthday parties, small weddings, scout troop meetings, school visits, yoga classes and many other group activities.
Certain events may require permits from DeKalb County.*
Planning The Friends of Briarlake Forest Park should be notified of private gatherings to prevent scheduling conflicts with Friends Group activities and other community requests. Please email us at email@example.com as you are planning your event and please check here for a calendar of public events at the Park, which take priority over private events.
Briarlake Forest Park is a public park, so any event that occupies the pavilion will also share the grounds, parking, and the bathrooms with the public during the event. The Park is subject to County rules, which include Park hours of dawn to dusk. Serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages requires a permit from the County.
Children We request that children be supervised at all times for their safety and for protection of cultivated areas and gardens. Please be aware that the large tree structure that we call the "elf house" located near the top of the central trail is made of concrete with a plexiglass roof, and is actually a storage shed for garden tools. It is not a climbing structure. Please do not allow children to climb that structure.
The birdbaths provide water for birds and small mammals, and the Park is a wildlife sanctuary, we take care of their habitat. Please do not allow kids to put rocks, sticks and dirt in the birdbaths. It is not a sanitary place for kids to play.
Set Up and Clean Up We request that set up and cleanup be included in the details for any special event since the Park is maintained by community volunteers. Decorations to the pavilion must be attached with putty or painter’s tape—rather than with nails or staples.
*Event details that may require permits from DeKalb County include: Large parties Entertainment Catered food (food trucks), or alcohol
For further information please contact LaShanda Davis at DeKalb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org or # (404) 371-2711
Briarlake Forest Park is a public park managed by the DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs, and as such, the county is responsible for Park management. Our Friends of Briarlake Forest Park consists of neighbors who volunteer their leadership skills, time, creativity, and energy to support and sustain the Park and to encourage good stewardship of this community asset.
Park Address: 3330 Briarlake Road Decatur, Georgia 30033