One of the pillars of the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy is protecting, preserving and enhancing Atlanta Memorial Park’s greenspace. The purpose is to restore and sustain the urban forest and surrounding greenspace in Atlanta Memorial Park. The scope is inclusive of the area west of Northside Drive, north and south of Peachtree Creek and the area to the east of Northside Drive north of Peachtree Creek. The goal is to enhance the user experience, safety & enjoyment of all park goers including, children, walkers, joggers, and other visitors.


Work Accomplished to Date:

– Worked with City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks & Recreation and the Mayor’s Office to relocate and replace the playground in Memorial Park

– Served as a catalyst for the City of Atlanta to provide $2.8M of funding for sidewalk installation along Wesley Drive continuing along Woodward Way on the north of the creek to complete an entire loop around the western portion of the Park

– Worked with Department of Watershed Management to address sewer overflows within the western side of the Park

– Commissioned Brookwood Tree Consulting to conduct a tree study noting location and condition of the trees within the boundaries of planned sidewalks

Future Plans and Goals:

– Continue working with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Councilmember Matzigkeit’s office, landscape design firm HGOR and permitting agencies for the 2018 installation of sidewalks around the Park

– Continue working with Trees Atlanta and volunteers to remove invasive species in the Park

– Kick-off the Tree Canopy Management Plan for the Park thanks to a generous grant from the Peachtree Garden Club Community Fund to complete the tree study in Memorial Park, develop a planting schedule for native trees, and formulate a tree maintenance and care plan necessary to sustain the aging tree canopy

– Partner with AMPC’s Connectivity Committee to facilitate installation of nature trails with consideration given to overall connectivity to trails, sidewalks, and PATH on the east side of Atlanta Memorial Park

– Provide ongoing educational programming to citizens to further inform park goers about sustaining an urban forest, the importance of invasive species removal, watershed highlights, Peachtree Creek walks and other programming

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