News & Events

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April 2017

Read AMPC’s April Update (04.24.2017)

Northside Neighbor reports, “New Atlanta Memorial Park playground opens” (04.17.2017)

Neighbor Newspapers reports, New Atlanta Memorial Park Playground Opens (04.14.17)

Read the Department of Watershed Management’s Update on Atlanta Memorial Park playground

Read the Department of Watershed Management’s advisory on Atlanta Memorial Park playground

March 2017

February 2017

Read AMPC’s February Update (02.28.2017)

Buckhead Reporter reports, “Several Buckhead parks benefit from recent Park Pride grants” (02.24.2017)

The Week in Review from Coxe Curry & Associates reports on Memorial Park opening (02.03.2017)

The Friends of Bitsy Grant Tennis reports, Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Cuts the Ribbon on New Playground (02.02.2017)

January 2017

AJC reports, “Atlanta’s Memorial Park now has new playground” (01.30.2017)

BuckheadView reports, “Higher, drier $400,000-plus Memorial Park playground dedicated” (01.29.2017)

Atlanta INTown reports, “News Briefs: City official fired; restaurateur dies; new playground” (01.27.2017)

Reporter Newspapers reports, “Officials celebrate opening of new Atlanta Memorial Park playground” (01.27.2017)

Watch the Department of Watershed Report’s on the Memorial Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (January 2017)

CBS reports on the Memorial Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (01.27.2017)

Fox 5 News reports on the Memorial Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (01.27.2017)

WSB reports on the Memorial Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (01.27.2017)

WXIA reports on the Memorial Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (01.27.2017)

The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy issues press release on the Memorial Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (01.27.2017)

The Mayor’s Office of Communications issues the following Media Advisory, “Mayor Kasim Reed to Unveil New Playground at Atlanta Memorial Park” (01.26.2017) 

Buckhead View reports, “Park Pride large and small grants benefit projects at several Buckhead parks” (01.24.2017)

City Parks Alliance reports on “Why Urban Parks Are Essential Infrastructure” (01.24.2017)

Join the AMPC and the City of Atlanta on January 26, 2017 for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Memorial Park Playground

Atlanta Intown reports, “Events announced to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day” (01.10.2017)

December 2016

Read AJC’s article, “Trees Atlanta plans Day of Service events throughout the city” (12.21.2016)

Read AMPC’s December Update (12.07.2016)

November 2016

Read AMPC’s update on the city/state transfer completed on November 1, 2016 (11.17.2016)

Read AMPC’s November Update (11.03.2016)

October 2016

Review the Department of Watershed Management’s slide presentation from the October 24, 2016 DWM/AMPC Open House (10.24.2016)

Atlanta InTown reports, “News Briefs: Grant Park parking deck; more apartments; new sidewalks” (10.11.2016)

Northside Neighbor reports, “City, conservancy co-hosting open house on Atlanta Memorial Park sewer overflow issue” (10.07.2016)

Buckhead View’s reports, “Councilwoman Adrean gets $5M funding for sidewalks, trail, pedestrian bridge” (10.05.2016)

The Marietta Daily Journal reports, “$5 million secured for Buckhead sidewalks, trails” (10.06.2016)

September 2016

AJC reports, “Atlanta to lease back historic Bobby Jones clubhouse” (09.23.2016)

Northside Neighbor reports, “Playground project to kick off Buckhead park’s overhaul” (09.21.2016)

GDOT – Responses to Open House Comments on New Northside Drive Bridge (09.09.2016)

AJC reports, “Robert ‘Bob’ Cupp, 76: Artist, designer was ‘Golf’s Renaissance man” (09.06.2016)

August 2016

Read AMPC’s 2016 Summer Update

July 2016

AJC reports, “Atlanta golf course manager may stay on month-to-month”  (07.25.2016)

AJC reports, “Underground redo could expand to Peachtree Street” (07.07.2016)

June 2016

Read AMPC’s 2016 June Update

Northside Neighbor reports, “City, state in negotiations on Bobby Jones Golf Course sale” (06.30.2016)

AJC reports, “AJC reports, Bobby Jones Golf Course deal wins initial OK from state” (06.23.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “Guest Commentary: Bobby Jones GC swap cloaked in mystery, secrecy” (06.16.2016)

Reporter Newspapers reports, “Bobby Jones course: A junior golf Mecca?” (06.10.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “AMPC issues statement on city transferring part of Memorial Park to state” (06.08.2016)

Cherokee Tribune and Ledger-News reports, “Land swap makes room for Underground Atlanta redevelopment” (06.07.2016)

Northside Neighbor reports, “Council approves Atlanta Memorial Park’s sale to state” (06.07.2016)

AJC reports, “Land swap makes room for Underground Atlanta redevelopment” (06.07.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “City Council Oks transfer of Bobby Jones Golf Course to state ownership” (06.07.2016)

Atlanta Business Chronicle reports, “Atlanta City Council OKs golf course swap tied to Underground Atlanta deal” (06.06.2016)

Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, “Atlanta council swaps Bobby Jones Golf Course for Underground parking” (06.06.2016)

SaportaReport reports, “Underground Atlanta sale enabled by golf course swap; continues sale of city assets” (06.06.2016)

CBS46 reports, “Atlanta City Council approves land swap deal involving Bobby Jones Golf Course” (06.06.2016)

11alive reports, “Atlanta City Council approves land swap for Bobby Jones course” (06.06.2016)

Reporter Newspapers reports, “City Council approves Bobby Jones Golf Course land swap” (06.06.2016)

WABE reports, “Residents Debate Atlanta’s Bobby Jones Golf Course Transfer” (06.06.2016)

Creative Loafing reports, “Buckhead Golf Mecca details start to emerge ahead of vote” (06.05.2016)

Atlanta INTown reports, “Mayor defends Bobby Jones Golf Course transfer to state” (06.04.2016)

SaportaReport reports, “Atlanta’s swap of Bobby Jones Golf Course for a state parking deck rife with complexities” (06.02.2016)

Friends of Bitsy Grant Newsletter reports, “What the Potential Land Swap Means for Bitsy Grant” (06.01.2016)

May 2016

Reporter Newspapers reports, “Bobby Jones Golf Course meeting Friday will be at E. Rivers Elementary” (05.31.2016)

Read AMPC’s May Update.

The Brunswick News reports, “In State, 5.27” (05.27.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “City transfer of Bobby Jones course to state advances after public hearing” (05.26.2016)

Northside Neighbor reports, “Legislation on planned sale of Atlanta Memorial Park to state heads to council” (05.26.2016)

Reporter Newspapers reports, “Public meeting on future of Bobby Jones Golf Course set for June 3” (05.25.2016)

Atlanta INTown reports, “Proposed transfer of Bobby Jones Golf Course brings out enthusiasts, doubters” (05.26.2016)

AJC reports, “Bobby Jones Golf Course-Underground deal moves forward” (05.25.2016)

Atlanta INtown reports, “Underground Atlanta sale hinges on golf course land swap” (05.19.2016)

Curbed Atlanta reports, “Buckhead Deal Could Mean Underground Moves Ahead” (05.19.2016)

WABE reports, “Atlanta Could Swap Bobby Jones Golf Course For Parking Deck” (05.18.2016)

Reporter Newspapers reports, “Atlanta City Council considering transferring Bobby Jones Golf Course to state” (05.17.2016)

AJC reports, “Atlanta to consider land swap involving Bobby Jones Golf Course” (05.17.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “Council gets bills to swap Memorial Park land to state for parking deck” (05.17.2016)

Northside Neighbor’s reports, “Legislation on proposed sale of Atlanta Memorial Park to state going before council committee” (05.17.2016)

Read AMPC’s response to Bobby Jones Golf Course announcement (05.17.2016)

Read Buckhead Reporter’s coverage on the Open House for the new and relocated playground at Memorial Park (05.05.2016)

Buckhead View reports, “City discharged 82M gal. of CSO into Peachtree Creek in 3 months of ’16” (05.04.2016)

Buckhead View reports, “Public invited to open house May 5 on Memorial Park playground’s future” (05.03.2016)

April 2016

Read AMPC’s April 2016 Update.

BuckheadView reports, “105 volunteers help clean up trash from Peachtree, Tanyard creeks” (04.10.2016)

March 2016

BuckheadView reports, “No rain, but manhole behind Brookwood Hills spills sewage to Clear Creek” (03.24.2016)

Reporter Newspapers reports, “Residents, officials disagree on how to fix Buckhead park’s floods, spills” (03.18.16)

BuckheadView reports, “Activist: Don’t forget Tanyard Creek pollution in addressing sewage spills” (03.17.16)

BuckheadView reports, “Claim permit limits city’s CSO pollution discharges rated ‘pants on fire’ (03.16.16)

Read AMPC’s March 2016 Update.

AJC reports, “Atlanta council committee wants report on sewage spills” (03.15.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “DWM Commissioner’s Peachtree Creek Tunnel cost rated ‘Pants On Fire’” (03.15.2016)

Buckhead View reports, “Council of Neighborhoods airs Memorial Park flooding, sewage spills” (03.14.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “BV checks DWM Commissioner’s claim raising manholes will solve problem” (03.14.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “Council unit reviews Memorial Park sewage issue; no consensus on fix” (03.10.2016)

Press Release: Mayor Kasim Reed and Watershed Experts to Visit Memorial Park in Effort to Find and Fund Flooding Solutions (03.07.2016)

AMPC update: “Georgia DOT wants to hear from you re: Northside Drive Bridge Replacement” (03.02.2016)

AMPC Update: “City Utilities Meeting POSTPONED Until March 9” (03.01.2016)

February 2016

AMPC Notice of Meeting – Be a part of the sewage discussion and solution! (02.29.2016)

Northside Neighbor reports, “Mayor vows to fix Buckhead park’s sewage problem” (02.24.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “No plan yet, but big city commitment to stop park sewage spills” (02.24.2016)

Reporter Newspapers reports, “Mayor promises action on Atlanta Memorial Park flooding” (02.23.2016)

The Office of the Mayor issues the following press release: Mayor Kasim Reed Pledges to Find, Fund Solutions for Atlanta Memorial Park, Peachtree Creek Basin Flooding

WABE reports, “No Answers Yet On Sewage Contaminated Buckhead Playground” (02.23.2016)

Atlanta INTown reports, “Reed promises fast action on Atlanta Memorial Park flooding” (02.23.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “‘Off-Line’ CSO plant in July caused 100M gal. sewer overflows” (02.22.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “Conservancy, Trees Atlanta ask help to restore Peachtree Creek banks” (02.18.2016)

BuckheadView reports, City Council seeks halt to sewage spewing into creeks, parks, backyards” (02.18.2016)

BuckheadView reports, Jason Holland lives on the edge with Memorial Park sewage (02.18.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “3 thoughts for solving sewage in Peachtree Creek, Memorial Park” (02.15.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “Flint lessons: Save Memorial Park from sewer overflows now” (02.15.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “Mayor Reed: Commit to plan to fix Buckhead sewer pollution by Feb. 29” (02.15.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “Memorial Park flooding, sewage pollution aired at BCN meeting”  (02.14.2016)

Atlanta INTown reports , “Norwood calls for action in ongoing sewer overflows at Buckhead park” (02.12.2016)

WSB-TV: Craig Lucie reports, City council members address sewage spill issues

CBS46: Will Frampton reports, “Atlanta watershed leaders seek solution to raw sewage in popular park”

FOX 5: Morse Diggs reports, “Residents say sewage leaves Buckhead park unsafe”

AJC: Katie Leslie reports, “Buckhead residents up in arms over polluted park” 

Read “AMPC – Update on City Utilities meeting concerning sewage in Memorial Park” (02.11.2016)

BuckheadView reports, “Norwood acts to ‘fix sewage-filled’ discharges into streams, neighborhoods”. (02.08.2016)

Read “AMPC’s list of important events to attend in February and March

Read AMPC’s February update

January 2016

Read NRPA’s January 2016 Parks & Recreation Magazine

Read Northside Neighbor Thornton Kennedy’s article, New Year’s wish list is fairly straightforward.

AMPC Response to AJC Article

December 2015

Read AMPC’s December Update.

November 2015

Join AMPC and the Friends of Bitsy Grant Tennis for a Holiday Party on December 9, 2015.

Read AMPC’s Press Release on The Georgia Trust’s Places in Peril listing.

Read AMPC’s Press Release on the Memorial Park Walkways Project Feasibility Study Presentation, presented to the community on November 5, 2015.

Coxe Curry & Associate’s Week In Review covers AMPC’s announcement that AMPC exceeded its fundraising goal for the Legacy Grant awarded by Park Pride.

Read Editor Everett Catt’s review of the November 5 Feasibility Study Presentation, “Residents sound off at park’s feasibility study meeting”.

Curbed Atlanta discusses connectivity plans in “Plan for 3 Miles of Beltline-Adjacent Trails Draw Joy and Rage“.

Read the Buckhead Reporter Joe Earle’s article, “Plan for trails in Atlanta Memorial Park draws mixed reactions”.

Atlanta Intown reports on the November 5 Feasibility Study Presentation here.

October 2015

Join AMPC and landscape design firm, HGOR, for a presentation on the findings and recommendations for the Memorial Park Walkway Project.

Read the Buckhead Reporter article, rain doesn’t deter those seeking champion trees.

September 2015

Read AMPC’s thank you email to Trees Atlanta for co-sponsoring AMPC’s Champion Tree Tour.

August 2015

Read “Too Many Green Groups?”, an article written by Michael Halicki of Park Pride which addresses the growing number of groups supporting parks and greenspaces in Atlanta.

Read AMPC’s August eblast to learn more about the Atlanta Memorial Park Champion Tree Tour and AMPC’s Legacy Grant fundraising goal.

July 2015 

Read AMPC’s July eblast about supporting the Legacy Grant Challenge.

Read the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s article titled “Who needs roads: Ga. trail network envisioned“.

June 2015 

Read Creative Loafing’s article discussing the two proposals presented during the COA’s Community Engagement meeting on June 1st.

Read BuckheadView’s report on the City of Atlanta’s 2nd Community Engagement meeting

Read the Northside Neighbor’s article, “Groups Present Plans for Bobby Jones Golf Course”

Reporter Newspapers continues the conversation on the City of Atlanta’s 2nd Community Engagement meeting

Read AMPC’s press release on the City of Atlanta’s 2nd Community Engagement meeting

Read Reporter Newspapers review of the City of Atlanta’s June 1 Community Engagement meeting

May 2015 

Read an update from AMPC’s Parks Committee Chair on the Memorial Park Walkways Project and the tree surveying underway

Read the AMPC May 2015 Update

Read Northside Neighbor’s interview with Executive Director, Catherine Spillman

Read BuckheadView’s article on AMPC endorsing the reversible 9 hole concept

April 2015

Read an update from AMPC’s Parks Committee Chair on the Memorial Park Walkways Project and the tree surveying underway

Read the AMPC April 2015 Update

Bobby Jones Golf Course future dominates Atlanta Memorial Park meeting

Buckhead residents, golfers pack meeting to discuss changes to Bobby Jones Golf Course

Atlanta’s Bobby Jones Golf Course Could Go From 18 Holes To 9

Community Engagement Meeting on AMPC’s draft Master Plan Proposal 

Eco-Briefs: Earth Day on BeltLine, big recycling event and more

March 2015

Read the AMPC March 2015 Updates

3 organizations seek volunteers for Peachtree Creek cleanup

Peachtree Creek Cleanup Needs Volunteers

February 2015

Read the AMPC February 2015 Updates

Legacy Grant AMPC was awarded from Park Pride

Local parks honored by Park Pride

January 2015 

Park Pride Awards $800,000 to 15 Community Groups in Atlanta & Dekalb

Buckhead View, January 28, 2015

Read the AMPC January 2015 Updates

A Message from Rick Parham, Office of Communications, Georgia Department of Transportation, regarding the Northside Drive Waterline-Sidewalk Improvements

December 2014

Read the AMPC December 2014 Update.

AMPC partners with Park Pride and Bennett Thrasher Volunteer Work Day in Memorial Park.

November 2014

November 2014 Update

October 2014

Read the AMPC October 2014 Update.

Operational Capacity Building Campaign (OCBC) – Roxanne Smith, AMPC Board President and Chair of this fundraising committee, and the OCBC committee members have put in countless hours on the OCBC effort. This committee, with assistance from Coxe Curry, has done an outstanding job and has already secured a third of the funds needed to reach the goal read more…

September 2014

Read the 2014 Annual Membership Drive Campaign Fact Sheet here.

September 2014 Update

June 2014

Read the AMPC – June 2014 Update.

See the Buckhead Patch’s June 18, 2014 article  Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Update.

Check out the Buckhead View’s June 18, 2014 article Memorial Park Conservancy Closing In on Phase I ‘Vision’; Raises Operating Funds.

May 2014 

90.1 WABE, May 1, 2014: Millions in Renovations Planned for Atlanta Memorial Park

Atlanta Business Chronicle, May 1, 2014: Atlanta’s Memorial Park hires director, eyeing millions in renovations

April 2014

Atlanta INTown, April 23, 2014: News Briefs: Civic Center sale, park director, clean ‘Hooch

Buckhead Patch, April 23, 2014: Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Hires Executive Director

AMPC April 23, 2014 Press Release: Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Hires First Executive Director

Neighborhood Newspaper, April 18, 2014: Sewage problem in Buckhead could end soon

Neighborhood Newspaper, April 18, 2014: Sewage problem in Buckhead could end soon

AMPC Welcomes New Executive Director!
Please join us in welcoming the first Executive Director of Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy, Catherine Spillman!  She is a founding member of our board of directors and has moved into the position effective April 1, 2014.  We are thrilled to have her as our first director and hope you will have a chance to meet her and share your ideas for the Conservancy in the coming months.

Read AMPC Quarterly Report April 2014

March 2014

AJC, March 24, 2014: Doing Good: Volunteers clear tons of trash from local creek

Buckhead Patch, March 7, 2014: Cleanup Pulls 2.3 Tons of Trash from Peachtree Creek

BuckheadView, March 5, 2014: 80 clean 2.3 tons of trash from Memorial Park creeks

Buckhead Patch, March 5, 2014: Buckhead Volunteers Help Clean Peachtree Creek

AMPC March 4, 2014 Press Release: 2.3 Tons of Trash Pulled from Peachtree Creek Saturday –

2013 AMPC Annual Report released!  Read it here: 2013 AMPC ANNUAL REPORT

2.3 Tons of Trash Pulled from Peachtree Creek Saturday – Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Holds First Annual Cleanup Day. Read more here: Eblast 3.5.14.

February 2014

Buckhead Patch, February 25, 2014: Register Now for Saturday’s Peachtree Creek Cleanup

BuckheadView, February 25, 2014: Sign up for Memorial Park creek cleanup by Feb. 26

Register by 5:00pm Wednesday, February 26, 2014 to participate in the Peachtree Creek Cleanup with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper!  More information & registration details: here.

January 2014

Reporter’s Newspaper, January 24, 2014: Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy in for the long haul

Buckhead Patch, January 13, 2014: Preserving Atlanta Memorial Park Could Cost $15M 

BuckheadView, January 12, 2014:   Conservancy shows graphic Memorial Park concepts for changes to golf course, tennis center & park areas

Northside Neighbor, January 10, 2014: Conservancy to release draft master plan for Atlanta Memorial Park 

Reporters Newspapers, January 10, 2014: Plans unveiled for major renovations at Atlanta Memorial Park

See the Draft Master Plan here.

Save the Date! Presentation of the Draft Master Plan will be held Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Bobby Jones Club House from 6-8p.m.

Results from Workshop Three are in! The full HGOR summary of comments can be read here.

December 2013

Memorial Park Civic Association held an AMPC membership drive Thursday, December 12, 2013.  Special thanks to Mark & Stacey Kessler for hosting a successful event at their home!

Special thanks to Springlake Civic Association for hosting their first Saturday Cocktail Party w/the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy this past Saturday night, December 7, 2013. Hosts included Allyson & Scott Delius, Katherine & Jeff Hederick, Marianna & Todd King, Katie & Greg Mauldin and Catherine & John Spillman! Festive merriment and great information regarding the potential for the park were enjoyed by all! Pictures here.

Wildwood Civic Association hosted their AMPC membership drive December 5, 2013.  Special thanks to the Connolly, Griffin, Norwood, Owings & Widmaier families for hosting!

November 2013

Third & Final Strategic Planning Workshop held November 21, 2013  The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy held the Third Strategic Planning Meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bobby Jones Golf Course Clubhouse. Standing room only! Photos here.

AMPC’s neighborhood membership drive continued November 13, 2013 at Bonneau & Jennifer Ansley’s home in Peachtree Battle.  Hosts included Bonneau & Jennifer Ansley, Roxanne & Carl Smith, Eli & Julia Green, Reed & Brad Roberts, Paul Raulet, Reid & Molly Knox and Susan & Hunt Dunlap.  85 plus neighbors stopped by to learn more about the park’s potential. A special thanks to those in the Peachtree Battle Alliance who have become new members. Check out photos here.

AMPC’s neighborhood membership drive kicked off Saturday, November 2, 2013 at John & Valerie Egan’s home in Castlewood. Hosts included John & Valerie Egan, Josh & Charlotte Goldfarb, Erin & Scott Mayo, Elizabeth & Bill Jump, Pat & Bill Lummus, Lee & John McColl and Erika & John Montag.  70 plus neighbors stopped by for a beverage and to learn more about the park’s potential. Check out photos here. Thank you to everyone who came out to learn more. A special thanks to those in Castlewood who have become new members.

September 2013

The Second Strategic Planning Workshop Results are in- Second Strategic Workshop Results.

Like us on Facebook! We’ll post regular updates on progress, volunteer opportunities and park events.

July 2013

Workshop One Summary Results are in… Atlanta-based planning and design firm HGOR reveals the community feedback and Workshop One Summary Results held in June.

Bobby Jones Golf Course & Park Conservancy receives $30,000 contribution from City of Atlanta.


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