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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.