SUMMERHILL — The neighborhood's signature greenspace, Phoenix Park, is getting a community boost.
The neighborhood has formed the Friends of Phoenix Parks to advocate for and to work for improvements at the 11.3-acre site.
The Organized Neighbors of Summerhill has partnered with Park Pride to form the "Friends of" group, joining other neighborhoods such as Candler Park, East Atlanta and Old Fourth Ward which have formed their own associations around their park spaces.
ONS leaders discussed the initiative Monday at the neighborhood's monthly meeting.
Phoenix Park is broken into two parcels with 7.3 acres — Phoenix Park II — bounded by Georgia Avenue and Martin, Little and Connally streets.
The remaining 4 acres — Phoenix Park III — are bounded by Georgia Avenue and Connally, Glenn and Grant Terrace streets and straddle the Summehill and Grant Park border.
ONS' president, Suzanne Mitchell, spoke with East Atlanta Patch after the meeting to explain why the effort is important what the neighborhood hopes to accomplish.
Please click on the video to hear our interview.