The Park Needs Your Help!

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!

Wall finally to be fixed…not!

crumbling playground wall

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: or (404) 546-6813. Put the # in your phone; if after hours you can leave a message.

Mission accomplished: Friends of Peachtree Hills Park move mountains …

… 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.

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