Friday, April 19, 2013
In partnership with the Piedmont Park Conservancy, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will play two free concerts in the Midtown park next month for the first time in six years.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Piedmont Park Conservancy announced this week that the Orchestra will return to Piedmont Park as part of the Bank of America presents “Performance on the Promenade” concert series, Friday, May 17, and Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra’s two free concerts will take place on The Promenade — located in the northwest corner of the park. The May 17 concert will mark the first performance in this new public space at Piedmont Park, and the orchestra’s first appearance in the park since 2007. The first concert on May 17 will be led by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles and will feature Concertmaster David Coucheron playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto; the second …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Join Piedmont Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta on Saturday to plant 100 trees at the Midtown park.
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Thursday, January 10
Saturday's weather looks to be great with temperatures reaching as high as 73 and just a 20 percent chance of rain in the forecast. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to get out and plant a tree! Join Piedmont Park Conservancy and Trees Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., to plant the first 100 of 250 donated trees in the new Northwoods Expansion of Piedmont Park. This event is open to the public and all volunteers 13 years and older are welcome. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Piedmont Park Maintenance Facility, located at the end of Westminster Dr. accessed from Piedmont Ave. NE. For more information contact the manager of volunteer services at email@example.com. Since its beginnings in 1985, the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Agricultural equipment manufacturer gifts a cleaner, more efficient tractor for park projects at the Midtown greenspace.
The Piedmont Park Conservancy (PPC) received a late 2012 gift when the Duluth-based agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO delivered a new Massey Ferguson tractor, valued at nearly $50,000 including accessories, maintenance and training, to Piedmont Park. The new tractor joins the Conservancy’s current tractor, a Massey Ferguson 1180, which is used for maintaining, beautifying and improving the park. “We are thrilled to receive such a generous donation from AGCO,” said PPC President and CEO Yvette Bowden in a news release. “Support from Atlanta companies is crucial to the continued growth and maintenance of Piedmont Park. Great cities need great parks, and we are happy to have a partner like AGCO that understands the importance of …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thanksgiving day brings with it skating's return to Park Tavern, and the horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday lights and carousel of Piedmont Park's, 'Season of Magic.'
Season of Magic returns to historic Piedmont Park on Thanksgiving day with nightly horse-drawn carriage rides through the elegantly lit park. The family-favorite, holiday carousel moves to the Meadow, next to Park Tavern, which has its own brand of happy holiday fun, but more on that in a moment. The Season of Magic celebration continues through January 6, 2013 as visitors are also welcome to stroll through the park and enjoy the festive lights and ornaments. The Piedmont Park Conservancy will offer corporate cocktail party packages throughout the season, hosted in Magnolia Hall. “We think we have created the perfect destination for families to celebrate the season. I don’t think there’s a more beautiful place in Atlanta to create lasting …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Southwest Airlines and Piedmont Park Conservancy celebrate the launch of the new "Southwest Porch at Park Tavern."
Southwest Airlines announced this week a gift in support of the Piedmont Park Conservancy (PPC), the organization dedicated to preserving and improving the popular Midtown park. And to celebrate the announcement of a new, multi-year investment in the park, Southwest also launched the "Southwest Porch at Park Tavern," a new outdoor space that will provide visitors with a relaxing spot to enjoy a year-round panorama of nature, events, and festivals, including a skating rink that will open on Thanksgiving Day. Southwest did not reveal how much it is paying for the partnership. The porch reinvigorates Park Tavern's patio with 200 new outdoor chairs and 50 tables, awnings and an expansive pergola. “We strive to be involved in the fabric of the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
This 1.5 mile hiking adventure will connect children with nature through five adventurous Stop & Study stations.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Staff Report Experience a fantastic fall adventure with your friends and family by participating in Saturday’s National Wildlife Federation’s Hike & Seek at Piedmont Park. A cross between a nature hike and a scavenger hunt, Hike & Seek brings families and friends together for fresh air and fun. It doesn’t matter if you have not hiked in years or have no experience at all – adventurers of all ages are welcome. The 189-acre Midtown park will host its second annual Hike & Seek on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. This 1.5 mile hiking adventure will connect children with nature through five adventurous Stop & Study stations. By trading screen time for green time, this go-at-your-own-pace event will surely create a lasting impression and …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Dine at any Atlanta-area Chipotle on Wednesday this week and 100 percent of the proceeds, up to $10,000, will benefit the Education Garden at Piedmont Park.
In celebration of this week’s National Food Day, Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Piedmont Park's Education Garden. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, dine at any Atlanta-area Chipotle from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 100 percent of the proceeds, up to $10,000, will benefit the Education Garden at Piedmont Park, which is sponsored by the restaurant. With 17 locations across the city, Chipotle is committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients that are raised responsibly and grown sustainably with care for the land, the animals and the farmers that make the food. Chipotle locations near Midtown Patch readers include 718 Ponce de Leon Ave., 3424 Piedmont Ave., and 2020 Howell Mill Road. To find the Chipotle nearest to you, see …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Some doggone good fun with our pictures of the day
Our Midtown Patch Pictures of the Day come compliments of photograher David Whitefield from last weekend’s Splish Splash Doggie Bash at the Piedmont Park Aquatic Center pool. The dogs-only swim closed out another summer of water fun while also raising money for the Piedmont Park Conservancy (PPC). How cute is that featured picture?! Want to help PPC? Well, it’s one of 20 organizations selected to participate in the Atlanta Track Club’s Adopt A Marathon Mile Program. The event is being held on Sunday, Oct. 28 and PPC needs 100 volunteers to assist at its official cheer and watering station. The more volunteers PPC has, the more money it receives. For more information on how you can help, contact Eli Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A Passion for Piedmont, the 8th annual fundraiser for the the Piedmont Park Conservancy, promises this week to be an evening of great entertainment in Atlanta’s most beloved greenspace.
Hey Music Midtown fans, now that you’ve spent two glorious music-filled days at Piedmont Park, here's your chance to really give back to Atlanta’s most cherished greenspace. A Passion for Piedmont, the 8th annual fundraiser for the the Piedmont Park Conservancy (PPC) promises this week to be an evening of great entertainment in Atlanta’s most beloved greenspace. A Passion for Piedmont returns to Piedmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 27 with an international flair. For the first time, this year’s fundraiser will be held at Greystone, overlooking Atlanta’s favorite pool and beautiful Lake Clara Meer. “We are thrilled to host Passion at Greystone this year,” said PPC President and CEO, Yvette Bowden. “The renovation of Greystone is a part of our …