Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Neighbors weed and mulch.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
On July 14th members from surrounding neighborhoods got together and weeded and mulched the Freedom Park Bird and Butterfly Garden. The event was organized by Barry Atwood, volunteer coordinator for the Park Improvement Committee of the Freedom Park Conservancy. Neighborhoods represented included Candler Park, Lake Claire and Old Fourth Ward. — Carol Vanderschaaf
Monday, June 25, 2012
Freedom Park Conservancy's Park Improvement Committee wants to hear your ideas.
Any given summer afternoon, you can find scores of walkers, cyclists, joggers and dog owners using the paths and trails of Freedom Park. With 210 acres of linear green space, the park — born out of the defeat of what was to have been part of the Stone Mountain Freeway — Freedom Park is the city's largest public park. But Freedom Park — which opened in 1992 and links the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Candler Park, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland and Little Five Points — needs a little TLC. As park regulars will attest, some parts of the park suffer from graffiti, broken or not enough lighting and a lack of seating. The Freedom Park Conservancy's Park Improvement Committee is …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Drink, shop, cheer, staycation for the cause
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, but if walking 60 miles or donating your next paycheck to the cause isn’t in the cards for you, try one of these things around the ‘hood and make a difference. Every little bit helps. Tin Lizzy’s Grant Park: If you’re already daydreaming about your next margarita happy hour, plan to give back while you throw ‘em back. Through October, Tin Lizzy's will donate $1 from every Veev Superfruit Margarita or Veev Pink Lemonade cocktail to It's The Journey, a 501(c)(3) non-profit which raises funds and awareness for Georgia's breast cancer organizations and offers support to women and men affected across the state. 415 Memorial Dr.; 404-554-8220 (active at other Tin Lizzy's locations as well) …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Fiber artists and crafters yarn bombed part of Freedom Park near the Carter Center Saturday morning
Yarn, fabric, ribbon and other recycled materials weave and wrap trees, light poles, trash cans and more in a section of Freedom Park down the road from the Carter Center. The Sixfold Collective put up work that stayed up for one day on Saturday, while the rest of the yarn bomb will stay up for one month.
Friday, June 10, 2011
On June 11—World Wide Knit in Public Day and International Yarn Bombing Day—a public display of yarn will challenge people’s beliefs about knitting.
Yarn is seen as cozy and comforting. A soft-hued baby blanket. A matching hat and mittens to keep you warm when snow threatens. Knitting is seen as something old women do for their grandchildren and little girls make for their playthings, something that’s only for women. Well, welcome to 2011. Yarn is no longer girly or tucked away indoors. A global movement fueled by indie crafters want recognition for their art, and they are experimenting in new ways. One such experiment will happen this weekend. The site of the drop will be a sitting area in Freedom Park. The people will be fiber artists and others who want to brave the heat and join them from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11. The method will be yarn, string, ripped up t-shirts and other …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Show your community support by lending or donating a ladder to Rise Up Atlanta
You may have had a “what the heck?” moment if you drove by Freedom Park yesterday, as you noticed a giant structure going up made entirely of ladders. Ladders of all kinds stick out from every angle, leaving passersby wondering what’s going on and how that thing isn’t collapsing. It’s Rise Up Atlanta, a public art installation by artist Charlie Brouwer, designed to not only give us something cool to admire, but to bring the community together. And you can be a part of it. But what does it all mean? “The idea behind the project is simple,” Brouwer said. “Think about if you need a ladder. You could go to Lowe’s and get one or you could go down to a neighbor’s house and borrow his or hers to get the Frisbee off of your roof. It’s all about …