The purpose of the May 5th open house is to allow the community to provide DPR and the Steering Committee with input, comments and feedback on the proposed plans for the Atlanta Memorial Park playground. The open house format provides an opportunity to join the conversation, review plans and comment regarding the playground plans anytime from 6pm-8pm at the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center on May 5th 2016.
Background: On April 21, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation met with a Steering Committee to analyze and discuss plans for the Atlanta Memorial Park Playground. This steering committee consisted of neighbors, individuals, professionals and leadership. The discussions provided input for future planning of the playground at Atlanta Memorial Park. Discussions revolved around the strengths and weaknesses of the existing playground and the committee shared their ideas, expertise and aspirations for the proposed playground at Atlanta Memorial Park.
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When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9 – 11 am
From EcoAddendum’s website: Atlanta is quite special among major US cities because of its unusual urban forest, some of it is even old growth! Another special quality is that Atlanta’s forest lies right in the middle of the flyway for the eastern North American songbird migration. During migration season, many of our most colorful songbirds, especially the wood warblers, may be seen or heard in our parks, greenspaces and backyards. These often tiny birds travel thousands of miles (twice a year) from tropical winter homes to summer nesting habitat from the Appalachian Mountains to the Canadian tundra.
Atlanta is of course also home to many species of birds who live here year-round, or who may just come to nest in the spring and summer.
And some more northerly-oriented birds actually spend their winters with us.
We may have a better chance of seeing more birds in Memorial Park since it is located along Peachtree Creek, which at this location is really a small river, likely being used as a migration corridor. On our walk we’ll look and listen for local nesters as well as the migrators. There may be more rare songsters in our neighborhoods than we realize!