Freedom Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization and operates entirely on donations from individuals, foundations, and companies. You can help us maintain and improve Freedom Park today!
Dwelling would not be possible without:
Alice Franklin and Dennis Hawk
Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
Dwelling Project Team:
Creative Directors: Victoria Walsh, Nancy Boyd
Freedom Park Conservancy, Executive Director: Laura Hennighausen
Artists: Mark Wentzel, Robert Henry
Writer: Michael Ross
Dwelling Graphic Artist: Anna Ladson, Gensler
Location Map Graphic Artist: Emma Ming Kayhart
Printer: Tower Press
City of Atlanta, Parks: Doug Voss, Daniel Calvert, Bretta Hunnicut, and crew
Special thanks to:
Emory Center of Digital Scholarship (ECDS)
Wayne H. Morse Jr., Co-Director ECDS
Michael Page, Geographer, Geospatial Specialist
Randy Gue, Curator, Modern Political and Historical Collections, Rose Library
Kim Collins, Art History/Classics Librarian and Research Engagement Services,
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Joanna Mundy, Digital Project Specialist
Anandi Knuppel, Senior Digital Scholarship Specialist
Melanie Kowalski, Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian,
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Thanks to thirty-four generous donors, Freedom Park Conservancy exceeded our first Georgia Gives Day goal of $5,000, raising $5,420 in the twenty-four hour day of giving!
This funding is dedicated to several park improvement projects FPC has identified for 2019, including:
– Eight volunteer work days in the park to remove invasive plants, mulch trees, and address erosion issues
– Enhancement of, and Audubon Society Certification for, our Bird and Butterfly Garden (located at the corner of North Avenue and Candler Park Drive)
– The addition of at least two small native pollinator gardens
– Identifying and preserving snags for woodpecker habitat
Although $5,000 may seem like a small amount, these projects will propel FPC into 2019 as we begin to work with our surrounding communities to enhance Freedom Park for a diverse public. Successful projects will allow FPC to demonstrate our ability to tackle much larger projects in the future and target larger funding amounts from private foundations.
Thank you to our Georgia Gives Day supporters and the many others who have supported FPC financially in 2018. If you would like to make a difference, please consider making a donation today using our secure web portal below.
As 2018 comes to a close, Freedom Park Conservancy is preparing for an eventful new year. We look forward to sharing details of an upcoming public art project in March, plans for new pollinator plantings, and opportunities for public engagement through out the year.
If you’re a fan of Freedom Park and want to help enhance one of Atlanta’s largest public green spaces, please consider making a year-end contribution!
Freedom Park Conservancy is participating in Georgia Gives Day on November 27th – and we need YOUR help to make tangible improvements to Freedom Park!
Your support will help FPC:
– Hold eight volunteer work days in the park to remove invasive plants, mulch trees, and address erosion issues
– Work toward Audubon Society Certification of our Bird and Butterfly Garden
– Add at least two small native pollinator gardens
– Identify and preserve snags for woodpecker habitat
Freedom Park Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded as C.A.U.T.I.O.N. in 1982 and renamed to Freedom Park Conservancy in 1997, FPC has been a steward of Freedom Park before the park even existed.
Now, with our first even Executive Director and a fully engaged board, we are ready to make bigger strides toward the improvement and maintenance of one of Atlanta’s largest green spaces.
FPC wants to see trees pruned and mulched, invasive plants and graffiti removed, signage cleaned and updated, trash picked up, and lighting fixed. We want to encourage more public art (we are, after all, Atlanta’s Art Park) and public education, and passive recreation.
FPC wants to be Your advocate for Your park. But we can’t do it without You.
Freedom Park is, of course, free and open to the public. As it stands right now there is no earned income stream to support our operations. That means we rely on support from individuals like you as we establish programming and a plan for how to accomplish for what the community would like to see over the next several years.
If you love Freedom Park, if you use its paths to travel to work or get some exercise, if you appreciate public art, and if you want to see Freedom Park realize its full potential, please support Freedom Park Conservancy today.
Remember, Freedom is YOUR Park, but it needs YOUR support!