Since 2011, the Friends of Tucker Nature Preserve and DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs have worked together with a number of partners to make improvements at the park.
Featured Projects Include:
Picnic Area- Thanks in part to grants from YP, Park Pride and Tucker Civic Association, we were able to repair the foundation of the former house on the property, add stairs, handrails and landscaping, and purchase picnic tables to create a group picnic area.
Parking Lot- The Preserve now has a seven-space parking lot thanks to generous donations from YP, Marjean Selby Contracting, and All Star Fencing, as well as a grant from Park Pride.
Kiosk- The Preserve has a beautiful new kiosk located at the head of the walking trail thanks to Eagle Scout Forrest Logan of Troop 129 BSA.
Trails- The newly completed half-mile trail loop was a labor of love that took four years of volunteer labor to complete. The first segment was completed by volunteers from Friends of Tucker Nature Preserve. Eagle Scout Ben Hensley from Troop 876 BSA and Eagle Scouts Merlin Larsen and Noah Cline from Troop 814 BSA completed the remaining segments.
Dog waste Station- Thanks to a generous grant from the Neighborhood Fund, Tucker Nature Preserve now has a Dog-i-Pot station so that our trail stays free of pet waste.
Native Tree and Shrub Plantings- Trees Atlanta and Nalley Nissan provided 135 native trees and shrubs that now adorn the front of the Preserve, attracting birds and other wildlife.
Camellia Plantings- Tucker Nature Preserve is home to over 50 camellias of a number of different varieties, donated by Jim Pruckler and the North Georgia Camellia Society.