Project updates from around town

Parks for Everyone, Everywhere

Chapel Hill Park

On a soggy April morning, neighbors, DeKalb County commissioners, representatives from the county’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs, police officers, and Park Pride huddled under the pavilion at Chapel Hill Park to celebrate the completed construction of the park’s new fishing pier.

Ms. Linda Cotten Taylor, leader of the Friends of Chapel Hill Park and Atlanta’s 2016 Cox Conserves Hero, delivered passionate remarks. “Parks,” she exclaimed, “are one of the few places you can go with the whole family for free and find something for everyone.”

With the addition of this beautiful fishing pier, funded in part by a Park Pride Community Building Grant (supported by The Home Depot Foundation), her sentiment is truer than ever.

Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park

Since ground broke at Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park in August 2018, anticipation and excitement for the completion of this new park in English Avenue continues to rise.

Incorporating several green infrastructure amenities, this park will manage up to 3.5 million gallons of rainwater per year, mitigating the impact of flooding from stormwater runoff in the neighborhood. The park will also include a playground, fitness station, and greenspace for games of soccer or flying kites.

Once completed in the fall of 2019, English Avenue residents will have another safe place to relax, exercise, play with their families, and meet their neighbors! Enjoy a sneak preview of the nearly completed park below!



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