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2 Southwest Atlanta Parks Get Significant Park Pride Grants

Money will be awarded to Perkinson Park and to Rev. James Orange Park.

Park Pride is awarding $550,000 in grants to 11 Atlanta parks and five DeKalb County greenspaces.  The largest single grant of $100K, went to one of our own parks in Southwest Atlanta, for the demolition of an old pool in Oakland City.

Perkerson Park, 770 Deckner Ave. SW, will receive $46,500 to build a World-class 18-hole disc golf course to add to its newly built splash pad and existing tennis courts.

Rev. James Orange Park, formerly Oakland City Park, located at 1305 Oakland Dr. SW, will receive $100,000 to complete the demolition of the old pool and pool house.  Next they will complete the installation of a brand new playground.

“We are delighted to support a broad range of projects throughout Atlanta and DeKalb County with our 2012 grants,” Park Pride Associate Director Allison Barnett said in a statement.

“The projects vary in scope, budget, location and demographics, but they all share two things: Strong and dedicated Friends of the Park groups, and projects that will make the parks function better for their communities.”

Park Pride is a non-profit organization focuses on beautification and improvement of public greenspaces.

Combined with money given in the spring, Park Pride’s re-granting program for 2012 totals $855,000.

Lola masters December 22, 2012 at 12:31 PM
I appreciate all the great work done by the disc footers at Perkerson Park. But will there still be room for others who just want to walk their dogs or picnic? It seems that the disc golfers need a dedicated course just for them similar to a conventional golf course. Is there no happy medium?

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