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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 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:

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.

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.

Bryan Jenkins Receives the 2016 Chattahoochee River Keeper’s Volunteer Award


Bryan Jenkins, Vice-Chair of the Jennie Drake Park Steering Committee, received this year’s Chattahoochee River Keepers Volunteers Award.  The volunteers collect water samples from the creeks which feed the Chattahoochee River.  These samples are tested for water quality.  By collecting the samples, any raw sewage can be detected and reported to authorities, keeping the sewage spill in check.

Congratulations, Bryan!

Volunteer Appreciation Day

Vote for Pauline Drake and Jennie Drake Park!

Dr. Pauline Drake is one of three finalists for this year’s Cox Conserves Heroes Award.  Each of the three finalists received $5,000 dollars to be used in improving their outdoor project.  The winner of the Cox Conserves Award will receive an additional $5,000 dollars for their project.  If Pauline wins the award, it would mean a total of $10,000 dollars for improvements at Jennie Drake Park.

Cox Enterprises (WSB-TV) and the Trust for Public Land recognize volunteers that create, preserve or enhance the shared outdoor spaces in their communities. Pauline was nominated for her leadership in bringing her mother’s vision of a neighborhood park to reality.  Pauline will be quick to point out that it’s the volunteers that make it happen.

Jennie Drake Park is located in Historic Collier Heights at the corner of Oldknow Drive and Waterford Rd.

She needs your vote!



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