Category Archives: Fitness & Exercise

Freedom Park Flow

Join Freedom Park Conservancy as we stretch and flow into fall with an hour of yoga during autumnal equinox! Together we will embrace change, get grounded, and find balance as we set intentions for the new season amidst Freedom Park’s trees and sculpture.

Certified instructor Amanda Burtch will lead this one hour vinyasa session outside in the park. Bring your mat and water. All levels welcome.

Suggested donations of $10 can be made ahead online and contribute toward Freedom Park Conservancy’s work to improve and preserve the park for a diverse public. RSVP here:

Amanda Burtch teaches Vinyasa yoga with a focus on alignment and breath guided movements that uplift and strengthen the body and the mind. She began teaching yoga in 2017 and has been practicing yoga since 2013. Amanda was inspired by the physical and mental healing qualities of yoga and knew she wanted to bring that feeling into the lives of as many people as possible. Her classes bring lightheartedness into the flow combined with supportive assists and feel-good vibes. Amanda is an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. She completed her YTT certification through CorePower Yoga in 2017.

Hike Freedom Park on December 8th

Join Freedom Park Conservancy on a brisk urban hike and explore one of Atlanta’s largest green spaces!

On the morning of December 8th, Freedom Park Conservancy Board Chair Harriett Lane, an experienced tour guide, will lead attendees on a < 5 mile trek on the Freedom Park PATH trail. Attendees will learn about the history of Freedom Park and FPC’s plans for its future while enjoying the sites and sounds of this urban oasis, sipping hot chocolate along the way!


Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Families welcome.

This event is free but donations to Freedom Park Conservancy are welcome! You can donate by clicking below or in person at the event.

Click here to join and share this event on Facebook.

FPC’s Radiant Ride – December 16th

Light up Freedom Park on our Radiant Ride!

Join Freedom Park Conservancy at 6pm on December 16th as we create a sparkling spectacle through one of Atlanta’s largest public parks.

The Radiant Ride is free and open to all to participate, no registration necessary. Bring your friends and help us highlight what Freedom Park has to offer! Decorate your bikes (and yourself) in lights for this night time event.

We will gather at Condesa Coffee at 6pm. Attendees are encouraged to bike to Condesa, but there is limited street and deck parking on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue.

Click here to join the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

The Ribbon Run 5k to run through Freedom Park

The Ribbon Run 5k – Benefitting the Atlanta Dream Center

Start: Saturday, May 4, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Registration Closing Date
Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 11:59 PM PST

2013 Ribbon Run






Brief Description

What if by running a race, you could carry someone’s dream? Get ready for the most meaningful 5k you might ever meet – The Ribbon Run. Before the race, each runner will receive a ribbon with the dream of a neighborhood child or family written on it. After you run, tie your ribbon to a giant dreamcatcher behind the finish line. Congratulations, you’ve carried someone’s dream!!

Additional Information
In the heart of the Old Fourth Ward, the Atlanta Dream Center serves some of Atlanta’s neediest people. The folks at the Dream Center hear the hopes and dreams of O4W children every day, and work hard to make them come true. Now you’ve got a chance to help! Change someone else’s life. Change the neighborhood. Stretch yourself. And while you’re at it, run an awesome race. See you May 4th.

the route
The Ribbon Run 5k 2013 Route

Greening Away the Girth

reposted from HuffPost Healthy Living

Losing weight is America’s most popular New Year’s resolution. And many people stick to their resolutions — well, at least for the first month or so. With more than one-third of adults and nearly 20 percent of youth considered obese in the United States, it’s no wonder we all want to shed a few pounds. We know that eating better (more fresh fruits and veggies) and getting a minimum of 30 minutes (60 for kids) of exercise each day can help us reach a healthier weight, but how does our environment impact our health and wellness plans?

Read the rest here,there are lots of great links and information in the article – good news for neighbors of Freedom Park!