Next park clean-up Saturday April 14

Come show your park some love on Saturday April 14 from 9:00 am- Noon. We need YOU to volunteer for 1-3 hours during that time. This is a family-friendly event. We’ll pick up trash, cut vines off trees and pull up privet AND we’ll provide coffee, doughnuts, tools and gloves. PLEASE let us know you’ll be there (by emailing so we’ll have enough of everything.

Follow-up to developer removing trees from the park

Wow! Parks Arborist Chris Kallio received emails from 2 dozen of you about the developer next to the park cutting down trees in the park in order to install a pipe to send storm water overflow from the property into the creek! If you haven’t received a response from him,  or want an update, contact Chris @; 404-546-6813.

Betty,  Chair, Friends of Peachtree Hills Park




Help save the trees and the creek in Peachtree Hills Park

The developer next to the park is planning to cut down trees in our park in order to install a pipe to send storm water overflow from the property into the creek. Parks arborist Chris Kallio believes this is not necessary, but needs your support to get the developer to consider alternatives. To save the trees, contact Chris at or 404-546-6813. Emails matter-without your support the trees will soon be gone!

Great news — the new mural has been installed!

Thanks to everyone who contacted the Parks Department (Sarah J, Janice H. & Atlanta City Council Rep. Mary Norwood, etc.). The mural was installed Wednesday morning January 18 and it looks great!  I was hoping to have an unveiling event, but we didn’t have time to put that together.  Anyway, many thanks to all who are posting pictures of the mural on Facebook.  Here’s a sample:

New mural installed on the rec center Wednesday morning January 18

Betty, Chair, Friends of Peachtree Hills Park

Mural & Books in Peachtree Hills Park

The pet mural has been finished for months.  I got the Parks Dept. to agree to install it on the Rec. Center (which they have done in other parks). When they assessed the building, they decided it needed to be painted first. That was weeks ago & when I asked for a status update, they said that now they need to “find the money” to paint the building.  I’ve done all I can. If you’d like to see the mural installed in your lifetime, contact Parks Director Doug Voss ( If he can’t help, contact Parks Commissioner Amy Phuong (  PS- if you’ve been following local news, you’ll see that other Atlanta parks are enjoying significant investment from the City…


The Little Free Library is a hit! So much so, that we need YOU to donate books. So, stop by & share!


Betty Hanacek, Chair, Friends of Peachtree Hills Park