Piedmont Park is the Green Heart of Atlanta. And today our Park has an even greater purpose, as an indispensable urban greenspace that brings value to businesses and homeowners, helps to clean the air and cool the city, and provides meaningful experiences for park patrons to become directly engaged with preserving and maintaining the Park.
As the Conservancy celebrates our 30-year anniversary, there is so much to celebrate. In 2019, we worked to continue to make the Park more accessible and improve how we serve our community.
Enhancing educational opportunities for youth: We are passionate about outdoor experiential learning programs that strength education. In 2019, our biggest priorities included increasing our reach to Title I schools and increasing our public education initiatives (Homeschool Day and Naturalist Booths). In addition to fostering the importance of environmental stewardship, we believe growth in these areas is assisting with changing the narrative of outdoor exploration and address issues of representation and access.
15th anniversary of the Green Market- We are proud to commemorate 15 years of Green Market at Piedmont Park. The Conservancy first introduced the Green Market on April 17, 2004 in partnership with the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs. Since its debut, the program has influenced the diet and lifestyle of millions of visitors in the heart of Atlanta.
Preserving Piedmont Park’s waterways - The Conservancy’s water stewardship program includes the preservation, maintenance and educational programming efforts involving Lake Clara Meer, Six Springs Wetland, and Clear Creek. These natural resources are essential to the overall well-being of the Park by serving as its primary irrigation source, providing water and habitat for plants and wildlife, an opportunity for community recreation and enjoyment, and hands-on learning experiences for youth, K-12. Generous donor support is assisting to minimize the trash reaches our waterways, in addition to utilizing public assistance to test with water testing sampling throughout the Park.
Public parks are important places for building a sense of community and social belonging. They are spaces that belong to everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or income. Your continued engagement will help us preserve the Park for the Atlanta community, and keep it accessible for everyone.
Thank you for your support!