Thank You for Our New Playground!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday for the grand opening of our new playground! It was a huge success and we had such a great time. You can find the photos here.

If you use these photos, please credit: Yantay S. Villain

And tag us at – 

Facebook: @adairparktoday

Twitter: @adairparkatl

Instagram: @adairparktoday

Special thank you to the following folks for making this playground happen:

  • Becky O’Mara, Justin Vogel, Jaqai Mickelson, Melissa Kruse & Elise Blasingame – our committee of neighbors who worked diligently to raise the needed funds, choose our fabulous new equipment, and engage neighbors throughout the process.
  • Alyssa Thys – our neighbor and incredible Events Chair who not only runs Porches and Pies, but also lends her expertise and time to making all of our playground events successful!
  • Lindsey Trinkle – our neighbor and a talented designer who made our beautiful fundraising website.
  • Kayla Altland, our partner at Park Pride who has been incredibly supportive and engaged throughout this process. A truly collaborative funder who we greatly appreciate for believing in our project!
  • Aaron Weiner at the Department of Parks & Recreation who truly does the job of at least ten people and has been a consistent friend of greenspaces and parks in our communities.
  • Michael Hinson at Playground Creations (and Stephanie and Brandon – our wonderful installers) for their high level of professionalism throughout the process and genuine dedication to making safe and fun spaces for our children (and adults!) to play.
  • Ken & Jeannette at La Bodega – not only for sponsoring, but for showing up and feeding us delicious, delicious pupusa snacks!
  • And of course, our amazing funders and sponsors for making this project a reality. We could not have done this without you.

We hope you will stay engaged in our park efforts, especially as we continue our efforts to complete the Muscogee Park at Brookline Triangle Project. If you would like more information about that project or how you can lend support, please reach out: parks@adairpark.com.

AP1 Playground Grand Opening – This Thursday!

The Parks Committee of Adair Park Today, Inc. would like to invite you to join us for the grand opening celebration of our brand new Playground in Adair Park I!

What: Adair Park I Playground Grand Opening Celebration

Where: Playground at Adair Park I (Catherine St SW & Lexington Ave SW) – use 742 Catherine St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 for GPS

When: November 3, 2022, 4:30PM – 6:00PM

*Ribbon cutting will take place at 4:45PM*

Thank you for your support of this important community project!

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Muscogee Workday + October Greenspace Gathering (10/13)

Please join us for a short work session in Muscogee Park at Brookline Triangle on Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 4:30PM – 6:00PM as we finish up the sidewalk stenciling project! This is how we are displaying the 16 family clan icons from the Muscogee Nation. They are being painted on the sidewalk in the colors of the Adair Park flag (see below):

EMAIL PARKS@ADAIRPARK.COM to RSVP FOR THE WORKDAY!

After the work session, please join Park Pride as they host a Greenspace Gathering in Muscogee Park starting at 6PM with refreshments and a chance to learn more about the project! See registration information for that event below.

Greenspace Gatherings are a chance to meet with clusters of Friends Groups in different parks across the metro area for networking and skills sharing.

“This month, we’ll meet in Muscogee Park at Brookline Triangle with Adair Park Today, who will share about the renovation and renaming of this park in collaboration with the Muscogee Nation Office of Historic and Cultural Preservation. The new design incorporates important symbols from Muscogee tradition to honor both the history of the Nation and its modern culture.”

Cleanup Captains Wanted for Fall Cleanups!

Please consider signing up to lead a community cleanup in Adair Park neighborhood! You may indicate your preferred location(s) and date(s) using the form below. Email parks@adairpark.com for questions. You will receive an email confirming your date & time. Please fill this form out by October 14th.

Please note – we will be putting these events on the Hands On Atlanta platform which will likely get us up to ten additional volunteers per cleanup.

The Committee would like to thank the following Cleanup Captains who have stepped up thus far in 2022 to lead a community cleanup – we greatly appreciate you!

Lauren & Matt Bigger
Tiffany Chen
Jordan Daniell
Kevin Fink
Sarah Lawson
Katie Maxwell
Cece Page
Michelle Potter

Muscogee Workdays: 10/8 & 10/9

Join us on Saturday (10/8) and Sunday (10/9) to help finish the first phase of renovating Muscogee Park at Brookline Triangle!

  • On Saturday, we will install the garden beds and put in plants.
  • On Sunday, we will paint the sidewalks with Muscogee Family iconography. 

Both events are rain-dependent. You must register at the links below and sign the liability waiver to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Adair Park I Playground Rebuild is Underway!

Playground Creations, the vendor selected for the Adair Park I Playground renovation began demolition last week.  Install will take approximately 2-3 weeks. Please be careful around Adair Park I during the time of construction. 

SAVE-THE-DATE: November 3rd
On Thursday, November 3 starting at 4:30PM, we will host a community celebration at the playground to celebrate the completion of the project. Please join us! More information to follow soon.

We Have Room for One More Bench Sponsor!
We will be ordering (4) new benches for the playground this week. Three of these have been sponsored. The sponsorship amount is $1,500 and you can pay by check or online. Email parks@adairpark.com ASAP if interested!

Adair Park I Cleanup – 9/23- Please Join Us!

Please join Adair Park Neighbors for this community cleanup! All are welcome. Gloves, trash bags and some grabbers will be provided along with hand sanitizer, water and snacks.

This cleanup will take place on Friday, September 23rd from 5PM – 6PM. This is to make sure the park is nice and clean for Porches and Pies the next day!

You can find the Facebook event here.

Thank you for your commitment to keeping our community clean! Questions? Want to lead a cleanup? Email parks@adairpark.com. 

Proposed Mural: Adair Park 2 Halfcourt

Thanks to our friends at SCAD Serve and Art in the Paint, we have the opportunity to get a second court resurfaced and covered in a mural in Adair Park 2. This time, SCAD Serve has worked with their alum and our neighbor, Joe Veazey, to create a playful and energetic work of art for the uncovered half-court in Adair Park 2. Please see the feedback link and proposed design below. The design will be voted on at the next APT meeting (September 6) where this feedback will be shared.

“Our SCAD POP design captures the excitement and energy of the game through vivid colors and sinuous trails of lines. This colorway offers a sense of whimsy and reflects the Adair Park community’s positivity and exuberance. The intertwined arms and legs bring a playful surrealist element into the design and encourages viewers to be creative and open-minded, even when playing basketball.” — Joe Veazey (B.F.A., graphic design, 2009), Founder of Creative Library  

Muscogee Park at Brookline Triangle: Community Workdays

Please join us as we install our flower beds, steps, educational signage and finish installing our park! This is the first City of Atlanta park that will serve as a community gathering space focused on learning about the Muscogee Nation who are the original stewards of the land upon which Atlanta was built. Join us for learning and some outdoor volunteer work! The workdays will take place on Friday, August 19th and Saturday, September 3rd both from 9AM – 11AM. FYI: We have a big group on the 19th, but still need more volunteers for the 3rd.

**You must pre-register and sign the waiver to join these workdays**