YOUR Input Needed on Park Designs for Lang-Carson Park

Young park users give input at the Wheelbarrow Festival, we need yours too!

The Reynoldstown community is working with Park Pride on a vision plan for Lang-Carson Park. Through the Park Visioning  process neighbors are examining their collective and current needs and desires for this beautiful park. The outcome of park visioning is a new, community-supported park vision plan that can be used for advocacy and fundraising.

Thank you to all in the community who reviewed preliminary plans for Lang-Carson Park on October 26, at the Lang-Carson Community Center. The meeting was organized as an open house with two concept plans on display. Community members reviewed the options, selected the options they preferred, and/or made notes about additional needs and ideas.

Steering committee members, as well as the visioning team from Park Pride, the Commissioner of Atlanta’s Dept. of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Dargle, and Councilmember Natalyn Archibong, were on hand to answer questions and listen to ideas, thoughts, and opinions. We received 25 feedback forms and are well on our way to creating a vision plan that reflects the community’s wishes.

For those who were not able to stop by, we have published the plans here and asking for your input.

Review the concept plans below.
Then, record your input by taking
the survey below
about the preliminary concept plans.

Take the Survey
The survey will remain open until November 11.

Park Pride’s vision plans are detailed tools that communities can use to fundraise and advocate for positive change in their parks. Because of the community input that goes into the visioning process, a vision plan reflects broad community consensus for the proposed improvements.

Both concept plans for Lang-Carson Park include:

  1. Park signs at each entrance: Flat Shoals, Manigault St., Weatherby St., and Wylie Street
  2. Upgrades to the connections between the Wylie and Weatherby entrances and the park
  3. A bike/pedestrian trail between Wylie entrance and Flat Shoals
  4. Prioritize pedestrians in the park by limiting vehicles to the Flat Shoals parking lot
  5. ADA accessible entrance into the Community Center from the parking lot
  6. Manigault Playlot improvements with new ADA-compliant walkway
  7. Preservation and maintenance the existing tennis court
  8. Maintain the open multi-use field for T-ball, youth soccer, etc.
  9. Relocating the community garden and include a rainwater tank, composting area, storage shed, and work area
  10. Management of overgrowth on the park perimeter to enhance views into the park
  11. Upgrading the playground equipment, include age-differentiated zones
  12. outdoor fitness equipment
  13. outdoor seating

Refer to the following concepts to complete the survey.

 

Concept 1

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Details of Concept 1 include: 

  1. Buildings reconfigured to allow greater visibility into park
  2. Larger community garden at Flat Shoals entrance
  3. Recreational-sized bocce court next to tennis court (in current parking area)
  4. Dog-run behind building, encompassing existing shelter
  5. New “twin” picnic shelter facing open multi-use field
  6. Continuous connection between Weatherby St. Entrance to main walkway

 

Concept 2

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Details of Concept 2 include: 

  1. Buildings remain in current footprint
  2. Smaller community garden next to tennis courts (in current parking area) with catchment tanks to collect rainwater from basketball court roof
  3. Renovated bi-level courtyard seating area
  4. Regulation-sized bocce courts behind buildings + lawn games area
  5. Trellis-covered seating area along north-facing side of building
  6. Fitness equipment along main path into/out of building

 

Provide Feedback

Review both concepts carefully and then give feedback through the survey. Park features are interchangeable and will be combined based on this feedback to create the most desired option for Reynoldstown.

Take the Survey
The survey will remain open until November 11.

Thank you!

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