On Thursday November 8, from 7:30 a.m. (yup- a.m.) until 9am, Park Pride is hosting it’s monthly park enthusiast meeting at the Peachtree Hills Recreation Center. Stop by (it’s OK if you’re a little late), enjoy coffee and doughnuts, meet park supporters from other parks and have a chance to talk to Atlanta Parks Department staff about our park.
Volunteers Were Amazing!
On Sunday October 7, volunteers from Butler Tobin Law firm, joined by other fine folks, spread wood chips on the trail behind the Recreation Center. See pics here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Friends-of-Peachtree-Hills-Park-1886263368265932/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2691120257780235
Over a year ago the Parks Department let the developer next to the park remove trees to make it easier and cheaper for them to install a storm water overflow pipe through the park. In addition to other requirements, the developer was to repave the parking lot and paint the Recreation Center. If you’ve visited the park lately, you know that hasn’t happened. Contact Parks Department architect Keith Hicks (404.546.6865, firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out when this will finally happen.
Lauren (Peachtree Hills Park Recreation staff), is leading kids in planting Fall vegetables in the children’s garden near the tennis courts. If you can donate plants, please contact her at: email@example.com to coordinate your delivery.
On Sunday October 7, from 9am-noon, a small group of volunteers are coming to the park to spread wood chips on the trail behind the Recreation Center. We need YOU to come help. Please let me know if you’ll be there: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren (Peachtree Hills Park Recreation staff), helps kids she works with maintain the children’s garden near the tennis courts. Stop by and see what’s growing! And if you have plants to donate contact her at: email@example.com to coordinate your delivery.
We’ve reported this wall for two years and it’s still broken. Our Recreation Center offers no programs for neighbors and if we want to meet there we are charged a fee (while folks from other counties use the gym for free). The Parks Department let a developer remove multiple trees.
But there’s hope! The City of Atlanta will soon hire a new Parks and Recreation Commissioner. This is OUR opportunity to advocate for our park, but to be taken seriously we need to have a large active membership. So, PLEASE be a hero and join/renew today!
Correction: As of June 2, 2018, over a year since it was reported, the wall still hasn’t been repaired!
After over a year and multiple requests, the Parks Department has hired a contractor to fix the playground wall. If YOU notice an issue, contact Parks Customer Service at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 546-6813. Put the # in your phone; if after hours you can leave a message.
… of wood chips.
In response to a call to action from Betty to “Save your shoes!” from the mud that, of late, starts from the Hurst entrance of the park and extends to the parking lot, 7 Friends of Peachtree Hills Park spread wood chips from the twin peaks of mulch behind the rec center along the trail to Hurst.
Check out the Facebook photo album for pictures of these Friends in action.