May 14, 2018 News

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.

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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.

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“As we celebrate the park’s 135th anniversary 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.

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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. The lot 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 25th and 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.

Furthermore, for more information, visit www.gpconservancy.org/park-pride-visioning-grant

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