By Alisa Chambers
Hello! The Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) is the non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, enhance and preserve historic Grant Park. We work hard to help make Grant Park the world-class greenspace it deserves to be.
Summer is upon us and that means a lot of people from all over the region will be visiting the park. We welcome each and every person to enjoy Atlanta’s most historic park, but this also means a lot of wear and tear on our lovely greenspace.
That is why we are so thankful for our friends at Deloitte! They brought 120 volunteers to the park for their company-wide Impact Day and worked for several hours mulching, weeding, planting, picking up trash and removing invasive species throughout the park. It’s amazing what a lot of volunteers and several hours of hard work can do to transform an area.
We hope their hard work inspires you to help the Conservancy on a work day, or even to just pick up trash as you’re walking through the park. Grant Park is, after all, the People’s Park! Let’s show everyone what that means and we’ll keep working hard to keep it clean and beautiful for everyone who visits.
With help from Zoo Atlanta, GPNA and Friends of Grant Park Pool, the Conservancy hires off-duty officers to patrol the park during peak-season hours and on holidays through the Grant Park Ambassadors program. Please say hello when you see an officer on bike, on foot or on the golf cart and let them know you appreciate their assistance.
The GPC is a community organization that looks to you, the park user, to help us further our mission. Your support through membership allows us to continue bringing you programs such as the Grant Park Farmers Market, volunteer work days to beautify the park, additional trash cans and added security. Please become a member today by visiting our website: www.gpconservancy.org. You can also find additional information about work days, programs and events and contact information for the GPC, plus updates on what we’re working on now to improve your favorite park.
And don’t forget- our largest fundraiser of the year, the eleventh annual Summer Shade Festival, is coming up on the last weekend in August (the 24th and 25th). We hope to see you there!