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Brookhaven backtracks on toy policy at Ashford Park

Brookhaven backtracks on toy policy at Ashford Park

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Brookhaven has a toy story with a happy ending, but it was messy enough in the middle that the mayor had to intervene.

The setting is Ashford Park, where people have been leaving and donating old toys for other children to enjoy for years and years.

Even those who love the park call it the "toy graveyard."

"These toys are still in play. They're still in use," said parent Josh Zerkle. "The kids enjoy them. The parents enjoy them. It's a neat place to come and play with a bunch of toys you don't have at home."

The toys are such a draw that parents and caregivers were shocked when city workers came out on Friday and hauled them all away without any notice or warning.

It was part of a new safety screening program that was started after the City of Brookhaven took control of the parks from DeKalb County last week.

Food trucks roll back into Blackburn Park

Food trucks roll back into Blackburn Park

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Brookhaven's immensely popular Food Truck Roundup is returning to Blackburn Park this year.

More than 12 food trucks will roll into the park on May 14 and will return every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. until the end of October.

In addition to local eats, the Food Truck Roundup will feature live entertainment and family-friendly activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs, as space is limited.

An estimated 2,000 people attended each food truck night last fall.

Learn more at the Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup Facebook page.

Summer Movie Series to feature 'Parental Guidance'

Summer Movie Series to feature 'Parental Guidance'

ATLANTA -- Parental Guidance is the next flick to be screened in this year's Chastain Park Summer Movie Series.

The comedy film, which stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, will be shown Thursday, July 11 on the green at Town Brookhaven.

As with all movies in the series, Parental Guidance will start at dusk.

Visit chastainparkmovies.com for more information.

Town Brookhaven is located at 4330 Peachtree Road.

Where is the Mobile Career Center?

Where is the Mobile Career Center?

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb's Mobile Career Center will roll throughout the country all during the month of May.

The county's job bus supports the ONE DeKalb Works initiative, which puts DeKalb residents back to work.

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DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis released the center's May schedule on Monday. More information is available at www.dekalbworkforce.org.

Tuesday, May 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Covington Library (3500 Covington Highway, Decatur)

Wednesday, May 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Decatur Housing Authority Community Center (481 Electric Avenue)

DeKalb Parks and Rec's Department Highlights

You Can Make A Difference!

In an ongoing effort, our deparment invites you to join our "Sponsor a Child" program.  By participating in this program you will assist a child who may not have the opportunity to attend due to financial difficulties.  With your help, a child will participate in a caring, supportive and fun environment.  During Camp Superstars and Camp Funnomenal, we strive to make a difference in someone's life and truly believe

Happy holidays from the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Happy holidays from the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

ATLANTA -- The National Park Service is rolling out videos carrying holiday greetings from parks across the United States throughout December.

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, a metro Atlanta park was the featured location -- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Watch the park's holiday greeting in the embedded video above.

"We welcome more than 280 million visitors to . . . national parks every year," said National Park Service director Jonathan Jarvis. "The videos are a great way to send our best wishes for the holidays to those folks who spent time in a national park this year or may be thinking about a trip in the future."

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)