Very soon, 40.5 additional acres of Park land is set to open in Midtown Atlanta. Piedmont Park is central to the quality of life in our great city
and it will become an even more critical part of our lives once this expansion opens.
To date, the Conservancy has invested $41.25 million constructing the new acreage and once all phase 1 construction is completed, Piedmont Park will offer:
- An interactive fountain that will rival the one at Centennial
- A beautiful new state-of the-art public pool with lap lanes,
children’s splash area, beach entry and ADA accessibility (opened summer 2009)
- Renovated Greystone and transformed it to a beautiful, revenue-generating, LEED-certified, 9,000 square foot event facility (opened summer 2009)
- Approximately 30,000 square feet of outdoor plazas, patios and picnic pavilions and a renovated bandstand (opened summer 2009)
- Nearly 3 miles of new paths and trails
- An expanded Dog Park complex (opened summer 2010)
- Beautiful lakefront green space with bocce courts that was the former asphalt parking lot (opened spring 2010)
- New sports fields
- Two restored creeks and an old growth forest
- 1,000 new trees
- Mapping, classification and cataloging of all existing trees in the northwest property
- Park infrastructure including 115 street lights, irrigation, wells, storm water retention vaults and cisterns for water collection
- Three new bathrooms (two of the three opened summer 2008 & summer 2010)
- Restored Saturn Playground, now the Mayor’s Grove Playground (summer 2008)
- Several new pedestrian entrances including ones off the Prado, across from Ansley Mall and along Monroe adjacent to the old Agnes and Muriel’s restaurant.
The following additional amenities were installed out of necessity during phase 1 construction:
- The arbor at Magnolia Greenway
- The staircase at Park Drive leading to the Dog Park
- A new wetlands area with boardwalks and paths
- Several large retaining walls to prevent erosion and a rock waterfall and drainage pipes to minimize runoff into the wetland area that feeds into Clear Creek.
- A grand, new arbor at the fountain
- Basketball courts
With a goal of $2.5 million set to finish this campaign, Piedmont Park Conservancy will complete the following:
- Piedmont Commons graded and detention pond removed
- Paths paved throughout the expansion area
- Granite curbing installed along paths
- Drip line irrigation system installed on Greensward slope
- Trash containers, benches and water fountains installed at Piedmont Commons
- Paved ADA entrances constructed on Monroe Drive and
- Directional signage plan executed
- Additional landscaping installed
Your help at this time is critical. We hope you will consider a gift to complete the Breaking New Ground campaign which will allow us to expand Piedmont Park by an unprecedented 40%.
Thank you for your consideration!