Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Phase 1 will add 12.5 acres of green space to the park.
The planned Piedmont Park expansion has begun. The work is part of the Piedmont Park Conservancy's ongoing plan to incorporate the master plan for the signature greenspace. The construction work continues Phase 1 of the expansion and will bring an additional 12.5 acres of green space in the are of the park that's closest to where the park hits Piedmont Avenue, as well as Monroe Drive. It will add nearly 100 trees, a mulch path in the Walker Woods section and foot bridges along the Clear and Orme Creeks, Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, whose district includes Midtown, said in an update to constituents. The development plans also includes adding three pedestriam entrances to the park. The work is expected to be complete in June, Wan said.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO gifts a cleaner, more efficient tractor for park projects.
The Piedmont Park Conservancy (PPC) received a late 2012 gift when the Duluth-based agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO delivered a new Massey Ferguson tractor, valued at nearly $50,000 to Piedmont Park. The new tractor joins the Conservancy’s current tractor, a Massey Ferguson 1180, which is used for maintaining, beautifying and improving the park. “We are thrilled to receive such a generous donation from AGCO,” said PPC President and CEO Yvette Bowden in a news release. “Support from Atlanta companies is crucial to the continued growth and maintenance of Piedmont Park. Great cities need great parks, and we are happy to have a partner like AGCO that understands the importance of Piedmont Park to this great city.” With this …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
This 1.5 mile hiking adventure will connect children with nature through five adventurous Stop & Study stations.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Staff Report Experience a fantastic fall adventure with your friends and family by participating in Saturday’s National Wildlife Federation’s Hike & Seek at Piedmont Park. A cross between a nature hike and a scavenger hunt, Hike & Seek brings families and friends together for fresh air and fun. It doesn’t matter if you have not hiked in years or have no experience at all – adventurers of all ages are welcome. The 189-acre Midtown park will host its second annual Hike & Seek on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 9 a.m. This 1.5 mile hiking adventure will connect children with nature through five adventurous Stop & Study stations. By trading screen time for green time, this go-at-your-own-pace event will surely create a lasting impression and …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Dine at any Atlanta-area Chipotle on Wednesday this week and 100 percent of the proceeds, up to $10,000, will benefit the Education Garden at Piedmont Park.
In celebration of this week’s National Food Day, Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Piedmont Park's Education Garden. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, dine at any Atlanta-area Chipotle from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 100 percent of the proceeds, up to $10,000, will benefit the Education Garden at Piedmont Park, which is sponsored by the restaurant. With 17 locations across the city, Chipotle is committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients that are raised responsibly and grown sustainably with care for the land, the animals and the farmers that make the food. Chipotle locations near Midtown Patch readers include 718 Ponce de Leon Ave., 3424 Piedmont Ave., and 2020 Howell Mill Road. To find the Chipotle nearest to you, see …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Midtown restaurant, The Lawrence, is offering gourmet picnic baskets for sale with a portion of the sales going to benefit this weekend's 22nd annual event at Piedmont Park.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, Piedmont Park will again be the site for what has become the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast, the 22nd annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run. Produced by AID Atlanta, the AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run raises funds for organizations in the metro-Atlanta area that provide imperative programs for more than 25,000 people infected or affected with HIV/AIDS. With the support and dedication of teams and corporate sponsors, the 2011 AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run raised $1 million during its campaign. To register to walk or run please click here, and to register to be a part of the volunteer crew click here. Another way to give to the event is to purchase a creative, gourmet picnic basket from the Midtown …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge promotes the awareness of childhood obesity and will take place Sunday in Piedmont Park
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Staff Reports In support of a national initiative to promote the awareness of childhood obesity, All-Star Active invites metro Atlanta residents to Piedmont Park on Sunday, Oct. 7 for the Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge. The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At the Ultimate Fitness Challenge, kids of all ages get the opportunity to demonstrate their physical fitness by participating in a time-based obstacle course that includes sprinting, jump roping, wall crawls, hurdles, jumping jacks, sit ups, tunnel crawls and to finish off the course - a 20-foot inflatable confidence climb and 60-meter dash to the finish. See a video of such here. The event features lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy including sports …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A Passion for Piedmont, the 8th annual fundraiser for the the Piedmont Park Conservancy, promises this week to be an evening of great entertainment in Atlanta’s most beloved greenspace.
Hey Music Midtown fans, now that you’ve spent two glorious music-filled days at Piedmont Park, here's your chance to really give back to Atlanta’s most cherished greenspace. A Passion for Piedmont, the 8th annual fundraiser for the the Piedmont Park Conservancy (PPC) promises this week to be an evening of great entertainment in Atlanta’s most beloved greenspace. A Passion for Piedmont returns to Piedmont Park on Thursday, Sept. 27 with an international flair. For the first time, this year’s fundraiser will be held at Greystone, overlooking Atlanta’s favorite pool and beautiful Lake Clara Meer. “We are thrilled to host Passion at Greystone this year,” said PPC President and CEO, Yvette Bowden. “The renovation of Greystone is a part of our …
Friday, August 31, 2012
With the recent contribution to the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Breaking New Ground closure campaign, PPC now needs only $484,000 before Phase 1 construction of an ultimate 53-acre expansion can be completed.
Piedmont Park Conservancy has announced its latest enhancement to historic Piedmont Park with the installation of new fitness equipment to the Active Oval, Atlanta’s busiest sports fields. The purchase and installation of the equipment was made possible by a generous donation from the Mary Alice & Bennett Brown Foundation. "We are thrilled to enhance our fitness offerings in the Active Oval," said Conservancy President & CEO Yvette Bowden in a release. "Providing more opportunities for accessible, free fitness is directly in line with our mission to preserve and enhance the Park experience for all." In addition to the donation of fitness equipment, the Mary Alice & Bennett Brown Foundation also made a contribution to the Conservancy’s …