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.
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**
Alex Waggoner Mural Completed in AP1!
The SCAD Serve and Art in the Paint team has finished the mural on the full court in Adair Park I. They also painted the new boulders to match – which also serve to protect the space from folks driving into the park without permit. The basketball goals will be installed within the next week.
Thanks to a generous donation, we may also be able to connect the court and pavilion to the rest of the park by adding ADA accessible sidewalks. Please stay tuned!
Thank you to SCAD Serve, Art in the Paint, artist Alex Waggoner, and our many volunteers and neighbors who came out to make this project a reality!
UPDATE: Art in the Paint is in the process of replacing the basketball hoops to meet Parks and Recreation standards. We apologize for the inconvenience – they will be put in soon!
Muscogee Park at Brookline Triangle – Construction Begins!
|You may have seen this week that work began on the project to renovate Brookline Triangle Park. Contractors set the frames for the new sidewalks and plaza which will anchor the site and poured the concrete. Next step will be to add in the benches, flower beds, re-establish little library and put in the signs with information on Muscogee Nation and their history as the ancestral stewards of these lands. Stay tuned for updates!|
Park Events This Weekend!
Saturday (7/23) – Murphy Ave. Cleanup! [9AM – 10AM]
Please join neighbors as we cleanup trash on Murphy Ave between RDA and Brookline. This cleanup is being generously led by Jordan Daniell. Trash bags, gloves, snacks etc. will be provided. Event on Facebook.
RESCHEDULED- Meet the Artist in Bonnie Brae
Due to unforseen circumstances we will have to reschedule the Art in the Park event scheduled for this Sunday in Bonnie Brae with Claire Collar. Please lookout for updated information!
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.