Events, Meetings & Announcements


Public Meeting on MARTA + TSPLOST Referendum

May 26 - Adamsville Rec. Center - 6:30pm

The City of Atlanta will host a series of public meetings on Senate Bill 369. Senate Bill 369 authorizes the City of Atlanta to hold a referendum to approve or reject an additional sales tax up to a half-penny for MARTA expansion. It also authorizes the City to hold a TSPLOST referendum to increase the sales tax by up to an additional half-penny for (non-transit) transportation projects. Input will be gathered for a proposed project list that will be used to guide transit & transportation investments. The second of these meetings will be held Thursday, May 26th at Adamsville Recreation Center (3201 ML King Jr. Dr. NW, Atlanta 30311) from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come and let your voice be heard!

Grant Park Community Engagement Meeting

May 28 - Grant Park Rec. Center - 6:30pm

Join the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation to discuss the parking study for Grant Park. This meeting will be held at the Grant Park Recreation Center (537 Park Avenue SE, Atlanta 30312) from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

Public Meeting on MARTA + TSPLOST Referendum

June 1 - Rosel Fann Rec. Center - 6:30pm

The City of Atlanta will host a series of public meetings on Senate Bill 369. Senate Bill 369 authorizes the City of Atlanta to hold a referendum to approve or reject an additional sales tax up to a half-penny for MARTA expansion. It also authorizes the City to hold a TSPLOST referendum to increase the sales tax by up to an additional half-penny for (non-transit) transportation projects. Input will be gathered for a proposed project list that will be used to guide transit & transportation investments. The third of these meetings will be held Wednesday, June 1st at Rosel Fann Recreation Center (365 Cleveland Ave. SE, Atlanta 30354) from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come and let your voice be heard!

 

Public Meeting on MARTA + TSPLOST Referendum

June 2 - Helene Mills Senior Center - 6:30pm

The City of Atlanta will host a series of public meetings on Senate Bill 369. Senate Bill 369 authorizes the City of Atlanta to hold a referendum to approve or reject an additional sales tax up to a half-penny for MARTA expansion. It also authorizes the City to hold a TSPLOST referendum to increase the sales tax by up to an additional half-penny for (non-transit) transportation projects. Input will be gathered for a proposed project list that will be used to guide transit & transportation investments. The fourth of these meetings will be held Thursday, June 2nd at Helene Mills Senior Center (512 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta 30312) from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Come and let your voice be heard!

Candler Park Music & Food Festival

June 3 & 4 - Candler Park

Tickets are now on sale for the Candler Park Music & Food Festival! A portion of ticket revenues will support the festival's philanthropic beneficiaries including Atlanta Parks Department, Candler Park - Lake Claire Security Patrol & the Candler Park Conservancy. The 5K race associated with the festival will benefit Atlanta ContactPoint. More information and ticket sales at the festival website.

Park Pride's Community Garden Tour

June 4 - Truly Living Well - 9am

Join us and be inspired by what's growing in Atlanta and to network with local garden enthusiasts! Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, or simply interested in learning more about community gardens in Atlanta, this tour will provide plenty of insight and inspiration! This tour will visit four community gardens and urban farms on Atlanta's westside. Members of each garden will be on site to provide an overview of their garden and to answer your questions. Come fall in love with our growing community and our city! Register today ($20/person).

Park Pride's Friends of the Park Monthly Meeting

June 8-Historic 4th Ward Skate 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 different 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 the Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park (830 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30312) from 7:30am-9:00am.

Johns Homestead Park Grounds Workday

June 11 - Johns Homestead Park - 9am

Come join Friends of Johns Homestead and Tucker Civic Association to clean up the grounds of the historic ca. 1829 Homestead! This event will be June 11th, from 9am-12pm, and lunch will be provided by Mellow Mushroom. They ask that you please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Parking will be available at Rehoboth Baptist Church (2997 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA 30084). For more information email parks@tuckercivic.org

Atlanta Streets Alive!

June 12 - 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, June 12 will run from 2-6pm, down Peachtree St from Downtown to Midtown. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.

Nature Photography Walk

July 16 - Morningside Nature Preserve - 8:30a

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, click HERE, and trip details and directions will be sent to registered participants.

Lullwater Preserve Naturalist Walk

June 18 - Lullwater Preserve - 9am

Join EcoAddendum for a 1.5-2 mile naturalist walk in the Lullwater greenspace. Nancy Seideman, Associate President of Media Relations at Emory, and author of a soon-to-be-published book about Emory's signature greenspace, will be sharing her transformative story and insights inspired by her many years of walking and reflecting along the park's trails through all seasons. Register HERE - details and directions will be sent to registered participants.

Park Pride's Play Day at Rev. James Orange Park!

June 18 - Rev. James Orange 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 Reverend James Orange Park on June 18 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 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!  For more information, visit the Play Day website.

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.

Oct. 8 - Boulevard Crossing

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 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.