Since 2011, the Friends of Johns Homestead and DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs have worked together with a number of partners to make improvements at the park.
Homestead - Friends of Johns Homestead Park, Tucker Civic Association and Tucker Historical Society have hosted numerous workdays to protect and repair the historic homestead as well as clean up and remove invasive plants from the surrounding property. Volunteers have removed several later additions from the homestead that were in disrepair, have painted the homestead and have made repairs to protect it from the elements and dissuade vandalism and trespassing.
Trails - The Marsh Trail was blazed by Eagle Scouts Sam Wiley and Alex Schultz from Troop 77 BSA. Sam also constructed and installed the two benches along the trail. Volunteers from Oglethorpe Power have also created a trail that will eventually connect the lake loop trail to the Marsh Trail. Residents of Zemory Drive have blazed another trail that connects Lawrenceville Highway to Edinburgh Dr. This trail is not open to the public yet. The Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District is also currently working to secure funding for a multi-use paved trail at the park that will connect the Homestead to Emory Spine and Orthopaedic Hospital.
Orchard - The Friends of Tucker Parks Orchard Guild is working to create a fruit orchard at the Edinburgh Drive entrance to the park. Volunteers have planted fig trees, blackberry bushes, and raspberry bushes. For more information about the Orchard Guild, click here.
Rivers Alive - Friends of Johns Homestead Park is proud to participate in the Rivers Alive program. Twin Brothers Lakes has been the site of two Rivers Alive cleanup events. Volunteers have removed thousands of pounds of trash from in and around the lakes and surrounding woods. One of the cleanup events even resulted in a statewide award from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.