Atlanta takes great pride in historic Piedmont Park. And it should! With the over 200+ acres to explore, the city’s largest off the leash dog parks, a weekly farmers market, spectacular athletic fields, and the best skyline view in town, it’s no wonder that Piedmont Park is the most popular free amenity in Atlanta – hosting more than 4 MILLION people annually!
But it was not that long ago Piedmont Park was on the brink of being “loved to death” after years of overuse and maintenance neglect had taken its toll. Since its inception, the Piedmont Park Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, has invested $66 million in the Park’s restoration, beautification and programming. It is responsible for planting over 2,500 trees; installing 65 park benches and 11 swings, adding 3 miles of new paths and trails, renovating and restoring five historic structures, and expanding the park by a whopping 53 acres!
Yet the work is not done. Every year the Piedmont Park Conservancy invests $3 million in the programming, maintenance, and beautification of Piedmont Park. Many do not realize that the Conservancy relies heavily on philanthropic donations and does not receive funding from festivals or events permitted in the Park.
Contributions from friends like you are vital to maintaining the green space we know and love.
PLEDGE TO BE #PIEDMONTPARKPROUD BY GIVING THIS GIVING TUESDAY AND GA GIVES DAY
Your donation will directly support this green space we all know and love and ensure the promise that Atlantans, today and in the future, will be able to create lasting memories in Piedmont Park for years to come.
Look forward to seeing you in beautiful Piedmont Park!
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