Atlanta's Piedmont Park has been named a “Frontline Park” by the national urban park advocacy organization City Parks Alliance.
City Parks Alliance acknowledges two “Frontline Parks” to promote and highlight as inspiring examples of urban park excellence, innovation, and stewardship each month. The program also seeks to draw attention to examples of the challenges facing our cities’ parks as a result of shrinking budgets, land use pressures, and decaying urban neighborhoods.
On selecting Piedmont Park, Catherine Nagel, Executive Director of City Parks Alliance, said in her press release that "it was selected because it exemplifies the power of public-private partnerships to create and maintain urban parks that make our cities sustainable and vibrant.”
Piedmont Park will be featured on CPA’s website, www.cityparksalliance.org, during the month of January.
San Jose, CA's Guadalupe River Park and Gardens was also selected as a "Frontline Park” in January. The “Frontline Parks” program is made possible with generous support from DuMor, Inc. and Playcore.