Events, Meetings & Announcements


Invasive Removal with South Fork Conservancy

June 25 - Peachtree Creek - 9am

Privet and kudzu have been growing all spring and summer and they are choking out native plants! While the areas they cover look lush, they are really green desert for local wildlife. Your help is needed to get rid of these freeloaders and restore native habitat. South Fork Conservancy is partnering with the Audobon Society to cut, pull, and rip out as many non-native plants as possible from the banks of Peachtree Creek. Volunteers will be gathering at a cul-de-sac and parking on the street. Use this dummy address to find the spot: 2177 Armand Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. Please bring water, pruners and work gloves if you have them. It is recommended that you wear long sleeves, pants, sunscreen and bug spray. Please RSVP so there are enough supplies for everyone. Send your RSVP to Adam Betuel, Director of Conservation for the Atlanta Autobon Society (adam@atlantaaudobon.org or 678-973-2437).

Slide the City

June 25 - Centennial Olympic Park Dr.

Slide the City comes to Atlanta! Slide the City is a festive water slide community event that features a giant water slide placed on Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Andrew Young International Blvd. For more information visit their webiste.

Photos of Atlanta's Old Growth Forest - Series Opening

June 28 - Atlanta City Hall - 5pm

Fine art photographer and naturalist Kathryn Kolb, illustrates the special nature of Atlanta's old growth and original forests in a series of photographs at Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity Ave. Atlanta, GA 30303). The opening reception for this series will be Tuesday, June 28, from 5pm-8pm. If you are unable to attend the reception, the photos will still be on display June 27th through the 30th. Photographs range from artful narraties to more abstract images of giant trees, forest landscapes, and native wildflowers.

Birding Session for Senior Citizens

June 29 - Frazier-Rowe Park - 8:30am

Master Birder, Mary Kimberly will host a birding sit, song identification session, and a short & easy walk on fairly level mulched trails through the woods of Frazier-Rowe Park (2886 Lavista Rd, Decatur, Georgia 30033). This program is specifically designed for senior citizens. Please bring binoculars if you have them. The program will last about one hour, and participants will meet initially near the picnic tables/kiosk area. If interested, please RSVP on their Facebook event.

Screen on the Green at Bouldercrest Park

June 30 - Bouldercrest Park - 8:30pm

Join neighbors of Bouldercrest Park for a fun, festive, and famiky-oriented evening watching a  movie under the stars. The movie will begin at dusk and is FREE for the entire family. Popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy will be served. Bring a picnic blanket, and enjoy the following features every Thursday in June, at 8:30pm! Voting for the movie will take place at the park each week, so plan on arriving early! Bouldercrest Park is located at 4184 Bouldercrest Park Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294.

DeKalb Neighborhood Summit

July 9 - Church of Hope - 9am

All interested constituents and neighborhood groups are invited to the 7th annual Neighborhood Summit. This year's theme is "Working Together for a Cleaner and Safer DeKalb." Participants will have the opportunity to attend workshops, visit exhibits and network with community leaders. The summit will be on Saturday, July 9th, from 9am-noon, at Greater Travelers Rest-House of Hope Church (4650 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur, GA 30034). For more information, and to register, visit the DeKalb Neighborhood Summit website.

Park Pride's Friends of the Park Monthly Meeting

July 13 - Adam's Park - 7:30am

On the second Wednesday of every month, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a dfferent park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current greenspace issues and support eachother in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month, join us at Adam's Park on Atlanta's westside (1620 Delowe Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30311) from 7:30am-9:00am!

Doggie Daze

July 16 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 9am

Join dog lovers all over Atlanta for a morning of canine fun at Blue Heron (4055 Roswell Rd. NE 30342)! Activities include a creek walk. a preserve tour, doggie photography and art, shopping, snacks from Buttermilk Kitchen, and more. The event will be July 16th, from 9am-11am, and admission is FREE! Bring your pup and make new friends!

Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5k

July 16 - West End Park - 7:30am

Now in its sixth year, the first race of the Atlanta BeltLine Run. Walk. Go!, Presented by Delta Airlines, is the Westside 5K. The race will be held at West End Park (located at 111 Oak St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) on July 16th at 7:30am and features a fun team challenge and competition between Atlanta's police and fire rescue departments. People of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate and form teams. You can register at www.beltline.org/races. All procedes from the race support the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

Atlanta BeltLine Play Day at West End Park

July 16 - West End Park

Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun! Join the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint at West End Park on July 16 to play and connect with your community! The play day will begin immediately after the Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K. For more information, visit the Play Day website.

Nature Photography Walk

July 16-Morningside Nature Preserve-8:30am

Join EcoAddendum for a slow, 1.5-2 mile walk through the natural trails of Morningside Nature Preserve. This large park is bordered by the North Fork of Peachtree Creek, and hosts forest types from ridge-top oak-hickory forest to classic bottomland hardwoods: sycamore, elm, and grand eastern cottonwoods. The walking trail goes through mature hardwoods, a wildflower meadow in the power easement, then descends via a long stair and boardwalk to a near-wetland trail and new suspension bridge spanning the creek. This greenspace is great for photographers. To register for this walk July 16th from 8:30-11am, visit the EcoAddendum website, and trip details and directions will be sent to registered participants.

MSRC Intown Family Beach Party

July 16 - GSU Sand Volleyball Complex - 11am

You are invited to join the Mayor's Summer Reading Club for an intown beach party! There will be book readings, music, snacks, arts and crafts, beach games and activities, special guests, and more! This is the perfect summer event for families with children ages birth to 8. This event is at the Georgia State University Sand Volleyball Complex (125 Decatur St. Suite 201, Atlana, GA 30303) from 11am-1pm.

Candler Park Movie Night: The Great & Powerful

August 6 - Candler Park - Dusk

Join the Friends of Candler Park for a FREE movie night in the park! Join us in Candler Park in front of the pool house at dusk on Saturday, August 6 to watch "The Great & Powerful." Blankets and picnics encouraged, though food options are available for sale. For more information, visit the Friends of Candler Park website.

Candler Park Movie Night: Big Hero 6 - RO Credit

August 20 - Candler Park - Dusk

Join the Friends of Candler Park for a FREE movie night in the park! Join us in Candler Park in front of the pool house at dusk on Saturday, August 20 to watch "Big Hero 6 - RO Credit." Blankets and picnics encouraged, though food options are available for sale. For more information, visit the Friends of Candler Park website.

Candler Park Movie Night: McFarland USA

Sept. 17 - Candler Park - Dusk

Join the Friends of Candler Park for a FREE movie night in the park! Join us in Candler Park in front of the pool house at dusk on Saturday, Spetember 17 to watch "McFarland USA." Blankets and picnics encouraged, though food options are available for sale. For more information, visit the Friends of Candler Park website.

Park Pride's Play Day at Collier Heights Park

Sept. 24 - Collier Heights Park - 10am

Park Pride's Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun as we celebrate the "Year of Play!"! Join the Park Pride and Atlanta ContactPoint at Collier Heights Park on September 24 from 10am - 2pm to play and connect with your community! This is a free event, but please let us know if you're coming by registering!

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Sept. 25 - Eastside - 2pm

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way. Streets Alive on Sunday, September 25 will run from 2-6pm,and connect four Atlanta eastside neighborhoods including Virginia Highlands, Atkins Park, Little Five Points, and Poncey-Highlands. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.

Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint Play Day

October 8 - Boulevard Crossing - 2pm

Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun! Join the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint at Boulevard Crossing on October 8, at 2pm to play and connect with your community!  For more information, visit the Play Day website.

Atlanta Streets Alive!

Oct. 23 - Peachtree Street - 2pm

Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way! Streets Alive on Sunday, October 23 will run from 2-6pm, down Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.