On Thursday, February 4, 2016 DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to transfer Dresden Park
to the City of Chamblee.
The DeKalb County Commission approved the IGA in December 2015, and the agreement transfers the 25 acre park to Chamblee at no cost.
The IGA includes three stipulations which are that:
- Chamblee cannot sell the park
- Chamblee must always keep it as a park
- Residents of unincorporated DeKalb are allowed to use the park the same as City residents and at the same cost, if any.
Dresden Park is located in the southeast area of Chamblee which was annexed into the City in 2013. The City has been negotiating the transfer with the county since the annexation.
The City awarded a contract for the development of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan late last year to guide decision-making in the areas of park operations, maintenance, and capital improvements over the next 10 years. The transfer of Dresden Park to the City was contemplated and it is included in the scope of the master plan.