What's happening in the park? Projects starting and underway...
Atlanta Memorial Park Sidewalk Project (1Q 2019 - 3Q 2019): The Atlanta Memorial Park Sidewalk Project kicks off this month! The sidewalk project will complete the 5' wide concrete sidewalk system along the perimeter of the park on Wesley Drive and Woodward Way, west of Northside Drive. Click here for the schedule and more details.
Park Pride Legacy Grant - Beautification and Nature Trail Project (1Q 2019 - 2Q 2019): Rain gardens, improved drainage, landscaping and an enhanced nature trail are some of the elements of this project, kicking off in March 2019. Click here for the schedule and more details.
Howell Mill Road Outfall Realignment (1Q 2019 - 3Q 2019): The Department of Watershed Management will eliminate the sewer aerial that crosses over Peachtree Creek at the Howell Mill bridge. Construction is expected to last approximately 6 months and will involve partial/temporary lane and road closures beginning in mid-March. Click here for more details.
Oldfield/Woodward Outfall Realignment (1Q 2019 - 3Q 2019): The Department of Watershed Management will eliminate the sewer aerial that crosses over Peachtree Creek between Woodward Way and Wesley Drive. Click here for more details.
Peachtree Creek Trunk Stabilization Project (2Q 2018 - 4Q 2019): While the project will not be complete until 4Q 2019, the contractor will be finished with its work in Atlanta Memorial Park in May 2019. Click here for the schedule and here for additional details.
101 GDOT Tree Planting along Northside Drive (Phase I completed): Thanks to the collaboration of the City of Atlanta, GDOT, Astra Group, HGOR, AMPC, Springlake Civic Association, and the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, 82 trees were planted on the east side of Northside Drive along the PATH in January 2019. The remaining 19 trees will be planted in the City's ROW on Northside Drive between Wesley Drive and Peachtree Creek after the new Northside Drive bridge is completed in 2020.
Memorial Park Tree Planting (completed January 2019): Thanks to AMPC's partnership with Trees Atlanta and the many volunteers that helped prep and plant the site, a total of 129 trees have been planted in Memorial Park, along the nature trail south of Peachtree Creek.
What's coming up? How can I get involved?
Saturday, March 9, 2019: AMPC/Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Project: Join AMPC and Trees Atlanta green t-shirt volunteer and certified tree keeper, Aaron Bose, for our monthly forest restoration volunteer day from 9 am to noon. On this day, we will be working in a new section of the park removing kudzu along the nature trail. Please meet in the park next to the home located at 811 Wesley Drive. From there, the group will walk to the site where the kudzu is located. Please wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and closed-toe shoes for the work day. Trees Atlanta will provide tools and gloves. Email email@example.com to let us know that you can join us!
Saturday, March 23, 2019: AMPC/Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk: Join AMPC and the Atlanta Audubon Society for a Bird Walk with leader, Bill Lotz from 8 am to 10 am. We will gather at the entrance to the Atlanta Memorial Park playground before heading out for the Bird Walk. No registration required but, if you know you can join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we will know to expect you.
Saturday, April 6, 2019: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Sweep the Hooch: Atlanta Memorial Park is proud to be a cleanup site for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s (CRK) Sweep the Hooch from 9 am to 12 pm. Sweep the Hooch is an annual day of service to the Chattahoochee River watershed mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, or kayak/canoe paddlers to remove trash at locations throughout the watershed. To register, click here (after clicking on the registration link, select walker or wader, then choose Peachtree Creek).
Department of Watershed Management (DWM) Green Infrastructure Challenge - community input needed: Atlanta Memorial Park has been selected as one of six sites for DWM's Green Infrastructure (GI) Challenge. To learn more about the Challenge, click here. Community participation is a required part of the GI Challenge. If you are interested in participating, please email email@example.com.