Volunteer Opportunity: King Day 2014

Freedom Park Conservancy (King Day 2014)
The mission of Freedom Park Conservancy is to promote the improvement and preservation of Freedom Park for the benefit of a diverse public.

During Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers are needed to help with landscaping projects and general park cleaning. Volunteers will also be painting over graffiti under bridges at Randolph St NE, Highland Ave along the Freedom Park Trail.

Please park at the Carter Center and Presidential Library on the easternmost end of the parking lot (furthest end from the main entrance toward Highland Ave – click here for a map). Signs will direct volunteers to this end of the parking lot.

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Please be prepared to walk throughout the park and to cross a street or two to get to the various portions of the park.

Let us know you are coming to volunteer – sign up at Hands on Atlanta

Questions? Email Jay the FPC Park Improvement Committee Chair at pic@freedompark.org

Bird and Butterfly Garden Volunteers

Thank you to the volunteers that spent hours Saturday morning working and weeding the Freedom Park Bird and Butterfly Garden! Stop by and see the garden at the corner of North Ave and Candler Park Dr just down the hill from Mary Lin Elementary.

Lauren Sanoval, Carol Gregory, Meta Larrson, and Carol Vanderschauf.

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One Woman Rising sculpture unveiled on Thursday

Atlantans joined activists around the world in a global movement called, One Billion Rising on Thursday. The goal is to demand an end to violence against women and girls. A sculpture in support of the movement was unveiled in Freedom Park on Thursday, atop the hill east of Moreland Ave. The sculpture is a 12-foot tall, female figure intended to represent a woman rising in dance, which is the whole idea behind the one billion rising initiative.

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The Chelko Foundation came up with the concept and enlisted the help of sculptor Phil Proctor. He says a project like this would usually take 6 weeks, but they’ve been asked to do it in a little. The sculpture will be on display at Freedom Park until March 30.

See a video report of the making of the sculpture from FOX5 here.

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The Tree of Life Scuplture by Yvonne Domenge – Have you seen it yet?

The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs was able to secure the donation of a permanent sculpture installation – The Tree of Life by Yvonne Domenge (click to read more about the art and artist). It is now installed near the intersection of Oakdale Rd and North Ave in the eastern section of Freedom Park. Watch for updates, there is a dedication of the sculpture with the artist tentatively scheduled for March. Watch the Freedom Park Facebook or Twitter feeds or check back here for updates.The Tree of Life

New Board Members

Last night the Freedom Park Conservancy Board of Directors welcomed a number of new members to the board. After many years of service Bob Haness of the Poncey Highland neighborhood stepped off the board and the position is now filled by Edward Holifield as our new representation from PHNA.

Carol Gregory has been serving on the FPC board as a Regional Director and as of this month is now our Candler Park representative to the board. With Carol’s move from Regional to Neighborhood Representative and the exit of a few other board members at the end of their terms, the FPC board is very excited to welcome four new Regional Directors:

Ed Dreistadt
Jaimie Johnson
Becca Ramler
Jay Wozniak