Thanks to your input and feedback, the community-led Park Visioning process for Loridans Greenspace, facilitated by Park Pride, has been completed. The outcome is a new, community-supported vision plan, which was presented at St. James United Methodist Church on October 2.
Park Pride, the North Buckhead Civic Association, and Livable Buckhead are now working on understanding which projects should be given highest priority.
Will you give input on your priorities for the Vision Plan?
Final Vision Plan
This park vision includes the following features: An entry plaza, with shade structure, benches, and bike rack on Loridans Drive. A new sidewalk with tree plantings on the south side of Loridans Drive along the park boundary.
- An entry plaza, with shade structure, benches, and bike rack on Loridans Drive.
- A new sidewalk with tree plantings on the south side of Loridans Drive along the park boundary.
- An archeological survey to determine the locations of graves in the Lowery-Stevens cemetery.
- Trails from the entry plaza and PATH 400 to the Lowery-Stevens cemetery.
- A wrought iron boundary fence around the cemetery, along with a small plaza on the western edge of the cemetery with signage providing historical information.
- Plantings within the cemetery area as well as the addition of simple headstones to mark graves determined by archeological survey.
- Selective clearing and invasive plant removal throughout the full area of the park.
- Soft surface (woodchips or slate chips) nature trails winding through the park, with a split rail fence along the eastern side of the primary trail.
- A wayside entrance to the nature trail off PATH 400 in the southwestern corner of the park.
- Native plantings along the nature trail with signage providing information on the species.
- A perimeter fence along the eastern and southern boundaries of the park, along with buffer plantings of native, evergreen shrubs and trees.
- A new oval-shaped, flat grass lawn, approximately 90 x 60 feet, bisected by PATH 400, with a few existing trees maintained for shade.
- The potential for art (likely sculpture) or artistic play structures in the western area of the grass lawn.
- Boulders forming a stream bed for stormwater management and recreational climbing in the southwest corner of the park where there is a drainage channel.
Review the vision plan carefully and then give feedback through the survey below. The survey will be accepting responses through Friday, October 26th.
Download and print this priorities worksheet to help you establish your priorities.
What can you do to help?
After finalization of this vision plan, the North Buckhead community will begin fundraising to bring the vision to reality! Now is a great time to get involved with the North Buckhead Civic Association to ensure that your voice and ideas are heard!
- Follow the North Buckhead Civic Association and the Friends of Loridans Park on social media or subscribe to the email list if you’re interested in volunteering and learning more.
- Follow Livable Buckhead on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date with the latest developments on PATH 400.
- Continue to advocate for Loridans Greenspace with your friends, neighbors, and elected officials!