Wedding Flair Runs through Piedmont Park

If you were in Piedmont Park on Sunday, May 21 and thought you saw a bride running away from you, your eyes did not trick you!

Whether you saw a white tutu, bright dresses or tuxedo-like attire, you were spotting participants of the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s first Run Away Bride 5K. Atlantans came together to raise money for the Conservancy and to show off their creative running costumes. Thank you to the vendors and race participants for making this event a success!

Congratulations to the top winners!
Top Male: Thomas Geeker 23:48.41
Top Female: Meave Kelly 24:12.43
Top Couple: Meg and Doug Brooks 22:55.42

 

See more photos in our Facebook Album!

Greystar Donates $25,000 to Piedmont Park Conservancy

Announcement of New Preserver Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Greystar and their valued clients in Atlanta have joined together to donate $25,000 to Piedmont Park Conservancy. The Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor funded nonprofit working in partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain and enhance historic Piedmont Park.

“Sponsors like Greystar are vital to the $3 million of funding needed every year to provide maintenance and services for the park,” said Mark Banta, President & CEO of the Piedmont Park Conservancy. “From beautification and repairing amenities to managing the Active Oval and hosting thousands of youth in environmental programs, the Conservancy can continue to grow with this new sponsorship.”

The Conservancy is responsible for 60% of the support required to operate the park and its programs and oversees 90% of its daily maintenance. The Conservancy relies on philanthropic donations and does not receive funding from festivals or events permitted in the Park.

“We are proud to work together with our clients to support the work of Piedmont Park Conservancy,” said Lisa Taylor, Senior Managing Director of Real Estate for Greystar.  “The efforts of the Conservancy will ensure Piedmont Park remains a vital, urban green space that enhances the quality of life for all Atlantans.”

 

About Greystar Real Estate Partners

Greystar is a leading, fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment management, development and property management of rental housing properties globally.  Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America, Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, managing over 400,000 units in over 150 markets globally.  Greystar also has a robust institutional investment management platform dedicated to managing capital on behalf of a global network of institutional investors with nearly $16 billion in gross assets under management including more than $7 billion of developments that have been sold or are underway.  Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 with the intent to become a provider of world class service in the rental housing real estate business. To learn more about Greystar, visit www.greystar.com.

 

Waterfall Foundation donates $100,000 to Piedmont Park Conservancy

The Piedmont Park Conservancy is delighted to receive a $100,000 grant from the Waterfall Foundation to improve and repair the Park’s water fountains. Due to heavy park use, the water fountains are in frequent need of repair and it is one of most common complaints from park visitors.  The grant will allow the Conservancy to replace the internal supply and drainage system for all 27 drinking fountains throughout the park. The project is scheduled to begin in April and is estimated to take four weeks to complete. More information to follow.

A big thank you to the Waterfall Foundation for this generous contribution to enhance the Piedmont Park experience.

Piedmont Park Provides Tranquility at SAMSKY Advanced Heart Failure Center

The Piedmont Park Conservancy and Piedmont Healthcare collaborated to display Piedmont Park photographs throughout the SAMSKY Center. The Conservancy is delighted to know that patients of the Center will be able to view serene photographs of Piedmont Park during what might be a stressful time in their lives. Thank you to Julie Webster for working with the Conservancy to make this vision come to life!