Laura Hennighausen, Executive Director

Laura Hennighausen is the Executive Director of Freedom Park Conservancy. Although not an Atlanta native, she has lived inside the perimeter since 2007. Laura has spent her career working for Atlanta-based nonprofit organizations including the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Historic Oakland Foundation. She recently purchased her first home in historic Grant Park.

Laura joined FPC as the first Executive Director with a passion for community space and public art. She sees Freedom Park as the perfect marriage of the two and is eager to help realize a shared vision of Freedom Park as a leading cultural amenity. One of her favorite things about the park is how a short walk through the space can take you through so much of Atlanta’s history.