GRANT PARK CONSERVANCY AWARDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF PARK PRIDE’S ESTEEMED VISIONING PROG


Dates Announced for Community Input Sessions to Kick-Off

Visioning Efforts and Master Planning for the Park’s Future

Atlanta, Georgia (June 5, 2018) - Grant Park Conservancy is one of two organizations in the City of Atlanta that have been awarded the opportunity to be a part of Park Pride’s esteemed Park Visioning Program centered around community-supported design, education and open dialogue. Led by professional landscape architects on Park Pride’s staff, the Park Visioning Program will guide the Conservancy and Grant Park stakeholders and residents through a process that will turn the community’s vision for approximately eight acres of the southeast corner of the park into a conceptual master plan.

“As we celebrate the park’s 135thanniversary this year, we could not think of a better time to officially kick-off our efforts with Park Pride and its Visioning Program. The process will enable everyone to work together and present a unified voice as we plan as a community for the park’s future,” says Michelle Blackmon, Grant Park’s Conservancy Executive Director.

The Conservancy, along with a steering committee of community members assembled to help guide the process, has announced the dates for the community input sessions for those interested in being a part of this exciting project.

Community Input Sessions:

  • Sunday, June 10th, 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Walk the project site and discuss “big ideas” for the area. The site includes the section of the Boulevard parking lot that is not part of the Grant Park Gateway Project through Ft. Walker and down to Atlanta Avenue.

  • Meet at Ft. Walker, intersection of Boulevard and Atlanta Ave. Rain location: The Circus School, 575 Boulevard SE.

  • Wednesday, July 11th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participate in a design workshop. The Circus School, 575 Boulevard SE.

  • Saturday and Sunday, August 25thand 26th- all day. Stop by the visioning booth at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival to give feedback on preliminary design proposals.

  • Saturday, September 22nd, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Participate in a review of the final concept design. The Circus School, 575 Boulevard SE.

For more information, visitwww.gpconservancy.org/park-pride-visioning-grant.

About The Grant Park Conservancy:

The Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization committed to the restoration, beautification, and maintenance of historic Grant Park. Created in 1883, Grant Park is the oldest park in Atlanta and covers 131 acres. The Conservancy’s role is to spearhead and supplement projects in the park that could not otherwise be undertaken by the city due to staff and budget limitations. Visit www.gpconservancy.orgfor more information.

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