After a pause to raise more funds, work continues to improve park land located north of the Park Drive bridge and extends to Piedmont Avenue near Ansley Mall.
Lovers of Piedmont Park and followers of the stalled Phase One expansion of Midtown’s favorite green space will be happy to know that park construction has resumed in the northern end of the park near Ansley Mall. “Phase One expansion continues in Piedmont Park in keeping with a promise of adding an additional 53 acres,” Piedmont Park Conservancy (PPC) President & CEO Yvette Bowden recently told local volunteer leaders at the Neighborhood Planning Unit-E meeting. Twenty-six acres of the planned expansion were previously activated including the Legacy Fountain and the Promenade, the wetlands, a re-naturalized Clear Creek, basketball courts, bocce courts, the new aquatic center, the Greystone event facility, an expanded dog park and new …
With the recent contribution to the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Breaking New Ground closure campaign, PPC now needs only $484,000 before Phase 1 construction of an ultimate 53-acre expansion can be completed.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Piedmont Park Conservancy has announced its latest enhancement to historic Piedmont Park with the installation of new fitness equipment to the Active Oval, Atlanta’s busiest sports fields. The purchase and installation of the equipment was made possible by a generous donation from the Mary Alice & Bennett Brown Foundation. “We are thrilled to enhance our fitness offerings in the Active Oval,” said Conservancy President & CEO Yvette Bowden in a release. “Providing more opportunities for accessible, free fitness is directly in line with our mission to preserve and enhance the Park experience for all." In addition to the donation of fitness equipment, the Mary Alice & Bennett Brown Foundation also made a contribution to the Conservancy’s …