New parks and redeveloped areas are popping up all over the A, and there’s no sign of it stopping. A brand-new park has just opened (Thursday, October 27) in Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood.
The park is set to “to create a safe gathering space in the English Avenue neighborhood that is inclusive and celebrates the history and diversity of the community.”
This new addition to Atlanta’s Parks & Recreation was first envisioned by Ms. Mattie Freeland, who became a beloved inspiration in the English Avenue community. The park is a symbol of her love and concern for neighbors and the extended community.
According to their website, Ms. Hattie expressed her hope for a flower garden in the once-vacant lot, only one year before her death, stating, “You know, you could make that lot into something pretty to look at…”
In 2008, the project came into fruition, with the park finally open to the public for some much-needed relaxation and fun, as well as being a symbol of hope since Ms. Hattie’s dream became a gorgeous reality. For more information on the project, visit their website.
The brand-new park features a play structure, a vibrant greenhouse installation, murals, and more! Mayor Andre Dickens hosted a ribbon-cutting service and dedication to the new park on the morning of October 27.
So, what are y’all waiting for? Check out this brand-new park in English Avenue, located at 612 Echo St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.
In other news from Parks & Rec., The Atlanta BeltLine recently opened the Westside Trail on Marietta Blvd. The completion and this continuous greater connection of the metro area is with great thanks to valuable partnerships with companies like the PATH foundation. For more information, click the link below.