Will our area parks become part of the City of Tucker if it passes?

Yes. There are over 260 acres of green space in the proposed City of Tucker map. Our parks and the community commitment to their care are well known throughout the metro area. A multitude of Parks groups, made up completely of volunteers have been giving their time and resources to our Tucker parks for many years. But they cannot sustain this effort alone. Dedicated support, both financial and physical, is much needed and would be provided by a city of Tucker parks and recreation department.

Preserving and protecting our Tucker parks will help build and sustain a healthy, vibrant community. Well-maintained parks improve quality of life and provide environmental benefits.

If Tucker becomes a city, the care and maintenance, along with improvements would be provided and directed by the City of Tucker. The cost to acquire the parks was included in the startup costs in the Tucker feasibility study. The price per acre for parkland is set by law at $100 per acre plus $5,000 for each facility.

Please join Friends of Tucker Parks and Tucker 2015 for the State of Tucker Parks on Tuesday, Oct. 27th,
7 p.m. at the Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 Lavista Road. Come learn about the past, present and future of our parks.

REMINDER: Early voting is available Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DeKalb County Voter Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur.