The past two weekend have afforded me the opportunity to help beautify 2 urban green spaces that until recently I didn't even know existed. I invite you all to visit these spaces and explore them on your own!
Reynolds Park- Kirkwood:
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This park is owned by city of Atlanta and thanks to the efforts of KNO volunteers and a large group of Emory volunteers we have reclaimed this forgotten green space as a usable park! To access it, you can park in the back of the lot across from the DeKalb Health Center or the adjacent senior center.
removing invasive species from Reynolds Park
creating a new trail
Reynolds Park Plan (from the Kirkwood Neighborhood Organization website):
Artichoke Bliss- Old Fourth Ward:
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This space was "discovered" by one of our urban hikers (Hayley). With the help of facebook we have pulled together over 30 community volunteers on 2 work days and converted this empty lot into a welcoming green space with a bench, 3 trails, and a swing! It's right beside Dynamic Dish on Edgewood between Boulevard and Jackson.
pictures from Artichoke Bliss:
If the weather cooperates we're looking at having our last urban hike of 2009 on Saturday, December 5th. I'd like to hike some of the newly renovated (and accessible) trails along the Beltline and also visit Artichoke Bliss!