2019 Photo Contest

 3rd Annual Bird Photo / I.D. Contest

May 18, 2019 (Sat) – 10:00 to 12:00 a.m.

attend Information Session and register at Jennie drake park

Located next to 681 Waterford rd., nw, Atlanta, GA 30318

*1st to 12th grade students may participate.

*Students must come with a parent/Guardian, receive instructions, & take pictures.

*parents/Guardians must sign all consent forms for students under 18.

*Students must bring their own Cameras/phones for a session with a photographer.

*Light refreshments available  

*to register in advance send e-mail to jenniedrakepark@gmail.com with phone # & e-mail info, name of student, school, grade of student, &  name of parent/guardian who will accompany the student.


June 5 (Wed)

e-mail photos to jenniedrakepark@gmail.com


June 15 (SAT) – 10:30 a.m.

Students and parents return to park

Photos will be exhibited and prizes presented in these categories:

                                              1st to 5th Grade          6th to 8th Grade     9th to 12th Grade


For more information, contact Gerald Evans @ 404-402-1796

Angkor on Bankhead at Jennie Drake Park by Anthony DuBose

Artist Anthony DuBose is a member of the Jennie Drake Park Steering Committee, and created the art on the stones found in Jennie Drake Park.  Anthony explains his inspiration for the work:

“Between the 9th and 14th centuries the Khmer civilization created the largest Hindu temple complex at Angkor Wat, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The many temples are decorated with thousands of Bas-Reliefs, depicting vivid scenes of life and battle. All of the work was shaped from stone.

Angkor on Bankhead, is partly inspired by the work at Angkor Wat. But it’s also inspired by Moorish Nationality and Hinduism as a science. The stones at Jennie Drake Park are all inspired by the science of the third eye, Vedic tradition and the indigenous people that practiced it.

The stones at Jennie Drake Park have been waiting for many years to be discovered. There are thousands of stories on the forest floor.”


Initiation of the Balasanth


The Light and The Throne 



September Work Session

Jaden Beasley and Akeem Scott, North Atlanta High students, received t-shirts in recognition of their completion of three (3) community service sessions at the Jennie Drake Park. The Friends of Jennie Drake Park recognize middle and high school students in this manner.

Crown Castle Workday

Fifty employees from Crown Castle www.crowncastle.com spent several hours in Jennie Drake Park on Wednesday, May 9th.  The enthusiastic group removed sections of a fallen tree, built a path to one of the seating areas and planted wildflowers.

The volunteer effort was organized by John Ahern, volunteer coordinator for Park Pride.  Helping John was Ellen Bruenderman, program assistant.  The mission of Park Pride is “to engage communities to activate the power of parks.”

Thanks to Crown Castle Atlanta and team leaders:  Elise Bennett, Gerald Evans, Bryan Jenkins, Eugene Miller, Millicent Norman, and Stanley Riley.

Also, thanks to our two City Council Members, Dustin Hillis, District 9, and Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At Large, who stopped by and took a walk through Jennie Drake Park.