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Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy     
November 2014 Update
Exciting News to Share
  • Amy Phuong, Commissioner for the Department of Parks and Recreation, Yolanda Adrean, Atlanta City Councilmember for District 8, among others, toured Atlanta Memorial Park last month.
  • Repairs are underway to fix the sewage pipe break in Memorial Park's Peachtree Creek. 
  • Improvements to Memorial Park were made by over 150 volunteers from accounting firm, Bennettt Thrasher. Park Pride was instrumental in bringing this group to Memorial Park. The transformation of a large section of our park was amazing!
  • The Conservancy's Membership Drive has received an overwhelming response.
AMPC thanks
the Department of Parks and Recreation and Yolanda Adrean for joining in on a tour of Atlanta Memorial Park to exchange ideas, discuss the proposed Master Plan and the existing conditions of the Park.
Pictured above from left to right - front row: Jill Sluder (HGOR), Roxanne Smith (AMPC Board President), Commissioner Amy Phuong (DPR), Catherine Spillman (AMPC Executive Director), and Dan Calvert (Urban Planner for The Office of Park Design). Back row: Marty Elgison (AMPC Board Vice Presdient), Paul Melvin (AMPC Board past President), Alvin Dodson (Interim Director for The Office of Park Design) and Yolanda Adrean (City Councilmember - District 8). 
The repair to the broken sewage pipe in Memorial Park's Peachtree Creek is underway!  
The Department of Watershed is in the process of repairing the sewage pipe that crosses over Peachtree Creek in Memorial Park. The pump station along Woodward Way has been removed and the second pump station along Wesley Drive is expected to be removed by the end of the week. The temporary pipes and rocks in the creek bed allow for the crews to work in the creek to make the repairs, thereby reducing the impact to the trees along the upper bank. No new footings will go in the creek bed. Instead, the new sewage pipe will be supported by concrete piers along the slope. All repairs should be completed by the end of the month. The Department of Watershed would like to thank all of the residents and users of the Park for their patience during this time. 
 October 30th Memorial Park Clean Up Day
was transformative!
AMPC thanks the 150+ employees of the accounting firm, Bennett Thrasher, for choosing Memorial Park for their company wide service day. All of the volunteers worked tirelessly and with great attitudes to:
  • remove a massive amount of invasive species,
  • install a beautiful planting bed that extends down into the park from the nature trail at Howell Mill, and
  • build 4 park benches along Peachtree Creek.
John Ahern, Volunteer Manager for Park Pride, did an amazing job organizing the volunteer day and coordinating it to perfection. Take a walk along the improved nature trail or stop and sit on one of the new benches along Peachtree Creek to see the improvements for yourself.
Photo - left: View from Howell Mill bridge looking down onto the newly cleared sitting area along Peachtree Creek. Photo - right: Walt Ray, Director of Park Visioning for Park Pride, applying the finishing touches to the planting bed next to the nature trail. 
AMPC reaches 49% of its fundraising goal! 
The Conservancy thanks everyone for donating to our annual Membership Drive. Please click here to donate if you haven't made a financial commitment this year.
 The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy's mission is to make Atlanta Memorial Park a beautiful, environmentally sensitive and sustainable park, accessible and connected to the neighborhoods and the City, by enhancing the Park, tennis and golf experiences through a collaborative process of renovation, restoration and preservation.
Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy
PO Box 11609
Atlanta GA 30355
Phone: 678-871-0612

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