2ND ANNUAL EARTH DAY BIRD PHOTO / I.D. CONTEST

April 21 (Sat) –  9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

  • Attend Information Session and register at Jennie Drake Park
  • Located next to 681 Waterford Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • To register in advance send e-mail to jenniedrakepark@gmail.com with phone # & e-mail info, name of student, name of parent/guardian who will accompany the student.        with phone # & e-mail info, name of student, name of parent/guardian who will accompany the student.
  • 1st to 12th grade students may participate.
  • Students must come with a parent/Guardian, receive instructions, & take pictures.
  • Parents/Guardians must sign consent forms.
  • Students must bring their own Cameras/phones.
  • Light refreshments available

Join us for a Free Workshop on Invasive Plant Identification & Removal

Sponsored by Trees, Atlanta

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

9:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon

Jennie Drake Park

645 Waterford Rd. NW

Atlanta, GA 30318.

Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt,

 and closed toe shoes or boots.

To register by phone contact: Pauline E. Drake at 404-691-0853, or register on-line at:

http://treesatlanta.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2300721&OrgKey=3594

Ribbon Cutting and Proclamation

At 8 AM on Saturday, September 16, Collier Heights neighbors and friends were on hand for a ribbon cutting at the Jennie Drake. The ribbon cutting signaled the opening of the new trail in the park.  After the ribbon was cut, everyone celebrated by taking a walk on the trail.

In her remarks, District 9 Councilmember Felicia Moore acknowledged the role that the late Jennie Drake played in taking the initial steps to make it possible for the four acres of wooded lots on Waterford Road to become a park.  CM Moore surprised the group, when she presented a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council to Pauline Drake, daughter of Mrs. Drake and current chair of the Friends of Jennie Drake Park steering committee.  In the proclamation, Pauline is recognized for continuing “to dutifully carry out her mother’s dream . . .”

The Friends of Jennie Drake Park is one of more than 100 local Park Pride Friends of the Park groups. Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is active in greenspace advocacy and educating both civic leaders and the general public about the benefits of parks. Park Pride helps communities realize their dreams for neighborhood parks that support healthy people, strong neighborhoods, a healthy environment, and more.

To fund the installation of the trail and other improvements, Jennie Drake Park received financial support from a number of sources, including a Community Building Grant from Park Pride and supported by The Home Depot Foundation; the discretionary funds of District 9 Council Member Felicia Moore; donations from other elected officials and corporations; and also contributions from neighbors and friends.

The Friends of Jennie Drake Park are enthusiastic about the opportunities that the new trail will provide to connect more neighbors, support better health and highlight another resource which makes the Collier Heights community a desirable place to live.

Join Us for a Walk in the Park

The Friends of Jennie Drake Park invite you to take a walk on the new trail on Saturday, September 16, between 8 and 10 AM. The park entrance is across from 668 Waterford Road NW, near the corner of Waterford Road and Oldknow Drive.

The first 50 persons who pre-register and arrive between 8 and 10 AM will receive a gift. Light refreshments will be provided for walkers. Pre-register by September 9, by emailing jenniedrakepark@gmail.com. 

The Friends of Jennie Drake Park is one of more than 100 local Park Pride Friends of the Park groups. Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is active in greenspace advocacy and educating both civic leaders and the general public about the benefits of parks. Park Pride helps communities realize their dreams for neighborhood parks that support healthy people, strong neighborhoods, a healthy environment, and more.

We are enthusiastic about the opportunities that the new trail will provide to connect more neighbors, support better health and highlight another resource which makes the Collier Heights community a desirable place to live.

To fund the installation of the trail and other improvements, Jennie Drake Park received financial support from a number of sources, including a Community Building Grant from Park Pride and supported by The Home Depot Foundation; the discretionary funds of District 9 Council Member Felicia Moore; donations from other elected officials and corporations; and also contributions from neighbors and friends.

Contact person:

Pauline Drake

404 691-0853

jenniedrakepark@gmail.com

Photo Contest Winners!

The Jennie Drake Park Photo Contest for Kids winners were announced Saturday at the monthly work session.  Participants were to take pictures of birds in the park, and correctly identify the birds they photographed.

First Place:  Jadae Rashid

 

Second Place:  Syjae Rashid

 

Third Place:  Maci Lauren Wyatt

 

Winners were presented with prizes and framed photos of their entries.

Earth Day Photo Contest for Kids

The first annual Jennie Drake Park Earth Day photo contest for Kids is underway!  Participants in the contests will take photos of birds in the Park, and correctly identify the birds they have photographed.  Best photo wins a prize!  Registration was Saturday, and the winner will be announced on May 20th at Jennie Drake Park.

Registration Day