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!
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!
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!
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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!
Want to lead your own cleanup? We need volunteers!
Pleaseemail us letting us know if you are willing to lead a cleanupfor 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]