Category Archives: Nature

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: https://tinyurl.com/FPFlow

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.

Second Saturday Volunteer Day – October 12

Roll up your sleeves and help Freedom Park Conservancy spruce up the park for all to enjoy! Each month we will tackle a necessary project such as planting flowers, mulching, removing invasives, or pruning.

On Saturday, October 12th beginning at 9am we will gather to help the Poncey-Highland Neighborhood Association pick up litter and debris in Freedom Park as part of Peachy Clean Poncey! Afterwards, PHNA will host volunteers at New Realm brewing on the patio at 1pm.

Please meet at 9am at the playground near the corner of North Avenue and John Lewis Freedom Parkway.

There will be bugs and there will be dirt, so plan accordingly. Please wear closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and bring water. Gloves and bags will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have a preference.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

Great Georgia Pollinator Census – August 23 and 24

On August 23 and 24th it’s your chance to be a citizen scientist! Grab a timer and a friend and in just 15 minutes outside you can contribute to this statewide pollinator census.

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is an historical initiative where Georgians will record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during late summer.  You do not have to be an entomologist to be part of this important project!   The census was designed for individuals, families, garden clubs, school groups, friends – ALL Georgians to participate.

Click here to access our free pollinator identification packet and census form!

Or come visit us at the Freedom Park Farmers Market the morning of Saturday, August 24th to pick up a hard copy.

 

Visit GGaPC.org for more information.

Rescheduled! Second Saturday Volunteer Day August 24

Roll up your sleeves and help Freedom Park Conservancy spruce up the park for all to enjoy! Each month we will tackle a necessary project such as planting flowers, mulching, removing invasives, or pruning.

On Saturday, August 24th beginning at 8:30am we will gather at the corner of North Avenue and Candler Park Drive to tackle several projects including creating a path through the Bird and Butterfly Garden.

There will be bugs and there will be dirt, so plan accordingly. Please wear closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and bring water. Gloves and bags will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have a preference.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

Announcing Second Saturday Volunteer Days!

Freedom Park is one of the largest public parks in the city of Atlanta, and it takes an army to keep it looking its best!

It’s our duty to contribute to the upkeep of our public spaces, so beginning in June, Freedom Park Conservancy will host a monthly volunteer work day on the second Saturday of the month.

You can see upcoming volunteer dates and projects on our events page by clicking here, or join our volunteer list to receive email alerts about upcoming work days.

Let’s do this!

Compete in the Atlanta City Nature Challenge

Spend some time in Freedom Park the weekend of April 26th and help Atlanta compete in a nation-wide challenge! It’s simple. Just:

  • Download iNaturalist: Click here or search for iNaturalist in the app store.
  • Find Wildlife: Any plant, animal or fungi in Atlanta counts.
  • Take a Picture: Your picture will be automatically geo-tagged and date stamped by your smartphone.
  • Share Observations: Upload your observations through the free iNaturalist app.

Visit Fernbank’s website for more information by clicking here!