Updated Park Event / Cleanup Schedule

Due to rain, we have rescheduled this weekend’s two events from 7/9:

  • Adair Park I – Tiffany Chen – 7/16 – 9AM – 11AM
  • Murphy Ave (between Brookline & RDA) – Jordan Daniell – 7/23 – 9AM – 10AM
  • North AP: Tift, Oakhill, Lillian, Gillette, Hugh, Lowndes & Shelton – Sarah Lawson – 7/30 – 9AM – 10AM
  • Adair Park II – Kevin Fink – 7/30- 12PM – 2PM
  • Metropolitan (between University & RDA) – Katie Maxwell – 8/21 – 9AM – 10AM
  • South AP: Catherine, Mayland, University & Lexington – Katie Maxwell – 8/25 – 6PM – 7PM

Meet the Artist – 7/24 in Bonnie Brae Park *NEW DATE*

Please stop by in Bonnie Brae Park on July 24th from 12:00PM – 2:00PM to say hello to Claire Collar, local artist, as she paints our playboxes! Claire is a former neighbor who lived a block from Bonnie Brae Park and was a resident of the artist community at Academy Lofts. Claire will also be sharing draft designs for the Park plaza which we will paint as a community on a future date.

About Claire:

Claire Collar earned a degree in Fine Arts from Georgia College, and currently lives in Atlanta GA. Her watercolor and acrylic landscapes serve as instants to reflect on exploration and humility. Her photography is centered in documenting her time in the food industry and the loving community that is behind it. With a background in Printmaking and Gallery Curating, her work is inspired by processes and techniques in these fields. More at: https://clairecollar.format.com/

Questions about the event? Email us at parks@adairpark.com

Middle Adair Park Cleanup – WEDNESDAY (6/22)!

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.

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

Last Call for Sponsors – Adair Park I Playground!

We are beyond grateful to our amazing neighbors, donors, and sponsors (see below) for supporting the renovation of the playground in AP1! We are so close to finishing our fundraising for this project, so please make your final pledges or contributions by July 15th!

Based on our vendor, we expect to install the playground in September or October of this year. We will keep everyone updated – as we all know sometimes suppliers can be delayed and there is a labor shortage, so stay tuned!

If you would like to make a larger gift or pledge to the project, please email us at parks@adairpark.com.

Our friends at CreateATL have pledged up to $10,000 toward the playground *IF* three additional Adair Park small businesses contribute $2,500 each to the project. Thanks to La Bodega & J.Rich, we are almost there! We just need ONE MORE Adair Park Business to support at the $2,500 level to meet our goal.

If this is you, please email us today at parks@adairpark.com!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Adair Park I – Court Refresh Project

SCAD Serve has offered to renovate the tarmac in Adair Park I and reinstall a basketball court with mural at no cost to Adair Park. You can learn more about SCAD Serve here: https://scad.galaxydigital.com/

The 2022 Parks Survey indicated that the majority of respondents want the tarmac in Adair Park I to be remain, but to be used and not left empty. The plurality of respondents wanted the space returned to a basketball court.

At the June Adair Park Today meeting, members voted to approve the project as a concept, but to vote on final design during July meeting.

The designs presented below are from artist, Alex Waggoner, Atlanta-based muralist. Please indicate which design(s) you prefer via the survey. Please note this is *not a final vote*. Based on the recommendations received here, they will be presented at the July Adair Park Today meeting, scheduled for July 5, 2022. You can become a member to vote at that meeting, or re-up your membership here: https://adairpark.com/adair-park-today/

NOTE: The designs for Adair Park 2 will be shared separately once SCAD Serve submits them to APT.

Bonnie Brae Workday THURSDAY! (6/16)

Please join the Parks Committee this Thursday, June 16th from 5PM – 7PM in Bonnie Brae Park for a workday!

We need volunteers to help us cleanup trash, weed, and remove some large bushes. Come with gloves ready to work!

Contact: parks@adairpark.com

Want to lead your own cleanup? We need volunteers!

Please email us letting us know if you are willing to lead a cleanup for one or more of the following locations between June 20 and August 30. If so, please send your preferred location and TWO dates (primary and rain date), and 2-hour time slot for the cleanup. Leaders will receive bags, grabbers, gloves, sanitizer, snacks and volunteer list and be the point of contact on the day of the cleanup.

  • Murphy (between Brookline & RDA)
  • North AP: Tift, Oakhill, Lillian, Gillette, Hugh, Lowndes & Shelton

Please note that there will be a cleanup scheduled for Adair Park I on September 23rd to prepare for Porches and Pies on September 24th. If you would like to lead that specific cleanup, please let us know. [parks@adminadairpark]

Cleanups Scheduled:

  • Bonnie Brae – Elise – 6/16 – 5PM – 7PM
  • Middle AP (Brookline, Elbert, Pearce, Allene & Bonnie Brae) – Cece Page – 6/22 – 5PM – 7PM
  • Bonnie Brae Paint Project – Claire Collar – 7/9 – 8AM – 11AM
  • Adair Park II – Kevin Fink – 7/9- 12PM – 2PM
  • Adair Park I – Tiffany Chen – 7/16 – 9AM – 11AM
  • South AP: Catherine, Mayland, University & Lexington – Katie Maxwell – 7/28 – 6PM – 7PM
  • Metropolitan (between University & RDA) – Katie Maxwell – 8/21 – 9AM – 10AM

Adair Park Photo Session Fundraiser – FREE Shoot

Get beautiful photos with your loved ones at this hidden treasure of a park – your session will automatically raise money for Adair Park!

Book your FREE 30 minute personal photo shoot.

You’ll be assigned a photographer from our hand-picked team of friendly, talented pros.

Social distancing friendly! Attend your photo session – your photographer will wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance at all times.

Your digital gallery of 40+ photos will be available in 3-5 business days after your shoot. Pay only for the pics you love, with no minimum order size!

  • $30 per photo
  • $15 per photo with purchases of 10+ photos + 1 retouched photos
  • $15 per photo with purchases of 20+ photos + 2 retouched photos
  • Full gallery: $295 for your entire gallery + 2 retouched photos

2022 Parks Survey

Important insight on green spaces and parks

Hello Park Friends,

This is to share that our 2022 Parks Survey is live! We would very much appreciate your feedback. This survey allows us to gain important insights and prioritize projects in our greenspaces and parks. It also helps us identify new volunteers and project leads to sustain the work.

https://tinyurl.com/AdairParkParks

We have several important questions on the survey, including feedback that Watershed Management needs to move forward on the AP1 Rain Garden Refresh and potential blacktop removal; renaming ideas for AP1 and AP2, and much more!

Please take time between now and April 15th to share your responses. Also if you can help get the word out/disseminate to neighbors we would be very appreciative! To that end, a graphic you may share is attached. 

Very best,

Elise–

Elise Blasingame, Parks Chair

Adair Park Today

parks@adairpark.com

Muscogee Park at Brookline Triangle

Between January and February, neighbors were invited to submit feedback on the proposed new design for Brookline Triangle Park. Thanks to a grant from the Transformation Alliance, the park will be renovated with new seating, plantings and educational components recognizing this land as the ancestral homelands of the Muscogee Nation.

“As a neighborhood dedicated to racial justice, it’s important that we honor the fact that Atlanta, including Adair Park, and much of Georgia rests on lands that the Muscogee Nation stewarded and were forcibly removed from,” shared Elise Blasingame, Parks Chair. The Parks Committee and the Muscogee Nation have worked closely to design elements that will honor the culture and legacy of the Muscogee Nation, which is now based on reservation land in Oklahoma. Representatives from the Muscogee Nation will be with us during the April Adair Park Today meeting to discuss the meaning behind elements selected for the park. Any questions can be sent to parks@adairpark.com.

Porches & Pies Festival Returns, Presented by MET Atlanta

Atlanta’s first and favorite (and only!) pie festival is back on Saturday, September 24, from 12-5 p.m. The event is free, and includes family and kids activities, a pie bake-off and tasting, artist market, and more.

Calling all Atlanta Bakers

The bake-off is open to pastry chefs and home cooks presenting sweet and savory pies.

Entry fees start at $10 and both home bakers and professional pastry chefs can visit www.porchesandpies.com for details and to enter.

Pies entered in the bake-off will be judged by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin, authors of The New Pie: Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert. Taylor and Arguin are winners of more than 500 baking awards (including the 2017 Best of Show Award at the National Pie Championships). Additional judges will be announced throughout the year.