Monthly Archives: May 2017

Briarlake Forest Featured in Saporta Report: Thought Leadership on Parks and Public Health

John Steward, M.P.H., a faculty member of the Georgia State University School of Public Health, recently published an article in the Saporta Report about the public health benefits of parks and greenspace. Some beautiful photos of the Briarlake Forest are included in the article, which discusses the results of a recent online survey conducted by the Friends of Briarlake Forest Park. The results of this survey confirm the results of a focus group study the Briarlake Community Forest Alliance conducted in January 2015. Information from the 2015 focus group study is included in this video linking the public health needs in the area of the Briarlake Forest to the Georgia Conservancy‘s 2006 LaVista Road Corridor Study: