Date/Time: Monday, May 20th from 10am - 1pm
Day-of Contact: John Ahern, Park Pride - 404-723-3112
Location: Washington Park - approximately 102 Ollie St NW #30314, Atlanta, GA 30314
Parking: Washington Park natatorium parking lot. Overflow street parking available within the park along Michigan Ave.
Where to Meet: Volunteers will meet in at the small picnic pavilion in front of the natatorium.
Bathroom: Bathroom will be available inside natatorium.
Project Description: Built in 1919, Washington Park was the first park built by and for African American residents of Atlanta. Kicking off the workday, volunteers will learn about the history of this historic greenspace and dynamic community from neighborhood leader and Executive Director of the Conservancy at Historic Washington Park, Ms. Christi Jackson. Following Ms. Jackson's remarks, the workday will begin.
For this project, volunteers will focus their efforts on improving and expanding the "edibles" planting bed adjacent to the picnic pavilion. Project tasks include moving existing bed edging, digging up grass in expanded bed area, removing overgrown ornamental shrubs, planting new herbs, planting native flowers, weeding and mulching the expanded bed and adjacent trees.
What to Wear:
-Please wear closed toe shoes (boots or sneakers) -- sandals are NOT appropriate
-Please wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty
-Long pants and long sleeves are recommended -- this limits small bumps and scratches from working with the tools and vegetation
What to Bring:
-Please bring water for yourself in a reusable water bottle
-Please bring any snacks for yourself that you would like to eat
-If you have a comfortable pair of work gloves, feel free to bring them along
What is Provided:
-All tools and gloves will be coordinated by Park Pride