DUNWOODY, Ga. — There will be an open house for the new North Shallowford Annex, an indoor recreation facility, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The annex is at 4470 N. Shallowford Road at the intersection of Peachford Road. The facility will provide indoor classroom space for Dunwoody Parks & Recreation programming. It will also serve as a new training center for the Dunwoody Police Department.
During the open house, community members will be able to tour the state-of-the-art firearms simulator and defensive tactics training room.
“The annex will also allow us to bring in instructors and courses from around the country to train our officers in various specialized programs instead of having to send our officers out for training,” Dunwoody Police Sgt. Robert Parsons said. “We will also use the training annex to host numerous community classes such as CPR, Mental Health First Aid, the Citizens Police Academy and others.”
In 2011, Dunwoody paid $1.4 million for 5 acres of land and a 12,000-square-foot building, which was recently renovated to serve as the annex. It is equipped with a new AED donated by the Dunwoody Homeowner’s Association.
“We’re excited about the new programming we can provide in this space. We’re already working with several nonprofit partners to use the Annex for programs and classes,” Dunwoody Recreation Program Supervisor Rachel Waldron said.
The apartment is accepting instructor applications by email at Rachel.Waldron@DunwoodyGA.gov.