iSWAT Development Day on September 20th

Keep-It-Local-Logo-ConceptsAre you a resident of Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Pittsburgh or one of the other surrounding neighborhoods? Then this day is for you! On September 20th, a variety of restaurateurs, developers, and entrepreneurs will tour southwest Atlanta. They will meet at 884 Murphy Ave at 9am and head out from there. The purpose of this bus tour is to welcome the visitors into our community, visit multiple sites, introduce them to residents and inspire them to invest their businesses in our iSWAT neighbor-hoods. They will be shown many areas that are prime for redevelopment.

From now until September 15th, please take the iSWAT survey to give your views on what you like and would like to see in SouthWest Atlanta.

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Atlanta Beltline Southwest 5k on July 16th

Attention Adair Parkers, this run through the historic West End will show off some of the cool trails available for anyone for some exercise! This run/walk event will take place on Saturday, July 16th, starting at 7:30am. The race includes not only the paved sections of the Beltline, but a 3/4 mile stretch on the hiking trail!

If you have not checked out the Beltline trails, this is a great way to do it. There are some Adair Park residents that have already signed up for this event. Please check out the website for full details, an FAQ, and post race event activities at Space Atlanta on White Street.

Kroc Center Summer Day Camps!

Kroc Center LogoSummer is upon us, it is getting warmer, and the Kroc Corps Community Center has a ton of affordable activities for the little ones in your home!

  • Kiddie Day Camp, ages 5 & 6, June 6 – August 5
  • Music Day Camp, ages 7 – 12, June 1 – 17
  • Theatre Day Camp, ages 7 – 12, June 20 – July 1
  • Camp Grandview Away Camp, July 5-9
  • Dance Day Camp, ages 7 – 12, July 11 – 22
  • Visual Arts day Camp, July 25 – August 5
  • Recreation Day Camp, June 6 – August 5

For any of these camps, call Miranda Douglas at 404-638-7215. For teen camps and volunteer opportunities, please call 404-638-7254.

Reminder about Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday!

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 FlyerJoin your neighbors and their youngsters in Adair Park I this Saturday from 11am-1pm for some pre-Easter fun. We will have hard boiled eggs for dyeing, some snacks and an Easter Egg Hunt!

This event is open to children ages 2-12. We have received many donations of eggs, candy, dye and snacks, but the more the merrier! Please contact Chenee’ Joseph at vicepresident@adairpark.com if you wish to donate or want to help out on the day of. We hope to see you there!

Southwest Atlanta Peace Bike Ride This Saturday

Join the Pittsburgh Revitalization Initiative, neighborhood youth and ABC members and volunteers for a bike ride highlighing the community assets and resources in Southwest Atlanta. This pleasant ride will meet at 1136 Metropolitan Parkway and progress from there. The ride will be a casual 4 miles and will be from 11am to 1pm.

Parents, please visit this page and get your permission slip. This event is co-sponsored by the Global Empowerment Center and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Bike Ride



Committed To Communities this Saturday

Derrick DuckworthAdair Park Today President Derrick Duckworth is hosting his 3rd Committed to Communities event this Saturday, March 26th from 10am to 1:30pm. Below is a note from Derrick. We hope you can make it out to support our Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods!

I am excited to announce our third quarterly Committed to Communities event and wanted to share the following press release with you. As we did in August and November, we will be showcasing homes for sale along the Atlanta BeltLine in southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. My goal as a resident of Adair Park and as a Realtor is to join together with other neighbors, Realtors, businesses, and more to help reclaim formerly vacant homes. How are we doing this? We are working with organizations that specialize in renovating homes and making them livable and affordable so that they can be occupied by owners instead of rented out by investors. We all understand the impact homeownership can have on a community, which is exactly why we’re committed to this event.Beltline Team Logo

Please visit our website at Committed to Communities and check out photos of our last events on The BeltLine Team’s facebook fan page! This event will take place next weekend on Saturday, March 26th from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. In conjunction with the open houses (you can see the list at www.CommittedToCommunities.com), we will have a neighborhood BBQ in Perkerson Park. Please join us – everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

Adair Park Neighborhood Cleanup, Saturday, March 19th

Spring is in the air! And it’s time to do a little cleaning on our streets. We all see the trash in the streets, maybe occasionally we pick some up, but it can be a bit overwhelming at times. So, we are getting together as a neighborhood, with some outside help, to clean our streets! Spring 2010 Adair Park CleanupThis cleanup will cover the southside of Adair Park from Lexington Ave to Elbert St. The next one will cover the northside. We will meet in Adair Park I under the pavilion by 9am to get into groups and have a little breakfast. We will split up into teams, each one taking a street, and head out. This should wrap up by at least noon, where we will come back, turn in tools (provided by Atlanta ToolBank) and head home. This is such a great time to meet neighbors and hang out with those you know. Sure, picking up trash isn’t the most glamorous job and is hard work at times, but the joy in seeing clean streets plus the people you meet make it so worthwhile. Check out pictures from previous cleanups and park renovations here.

Please RSVP by emailing communications@adairpark.com or calling Chenee Joseph at 678-463-6315. We need to get a headcount. All you need to bring is gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will provide breakfast, trash bags, tools and water.

Not to mention, since we cannot do a cleanup without a party, we are having a meet-n-greet from 2pm-5pm that same day! This gives everyone time to head home, grab a bite to eat, shower and come back. This will take place at 830 Brookline Street. Light refreshments will be provided. Even if you can’t make the cleanup, come visit with some neighbors at the meet-n-greet!

Atlanta Antique Auction Friday, March 11th at 6:30pm!

If you have never been, this event is awesome, and within the borders of Adair Park! If you are in the need for some furniture, knick-knacks or other types of antiques, check out the auction held the 2nd Friday of every month at 556 Tift Street. March’s auction is this Friday at 7pm. Food and drinks are provided, 13% buyer’s premium, APD officer on duty for parking and security, and lots of great items up for auction. Auction website is here, and features pictures of some of the items up for sale. There are always at least 15-20 Adair Park neighbors there and we always have a good time. This auction gets a lot of love from Adair Park!

Atlanta Auction Gallery

Kickball in Adair Park I Sunday February 20th at 3pm

Adair Park Kickball GameThe weather is looking like it is going to be mighty fine this weekend! Take that opportunity and come to Adair Park I for some kickball on Sundasy, February 20th at 3pm. Last time we had people of all ages and skill levels, and had so much fun the score wasn’t even kept! There will be frisbee tossing, football throwing and ladder toss as well. Come down, enjoy the sunshine and have fun with your neighbors.

Check out pictures of last month’s fun in the park here. We hope to see you outside!

Adair Park Yard Sale February 26th

Yard SaleHave some things you need to get rid of? Want to see if you can get a little cash for it? Need some things around the house and don’t want to spend a lot of money or travel far for them? Then the Adair Park yard sale is just what the doctor ordered! A few Adair Park neighbors are working together to have a yard sale big enough to attract some people.  This event will take place on Saturday, February 26th from 8am-12pm.

You can check out the ad on Craiglist here. If you are interested in selling your wares, please email communications@adairpark.com for more information and to get put in touch with the right people spearheading this effort. Or, simply hop on over to the Adair Park Social Club on Facebook for full details if you are an Adair Park resident. We hope to see you there!