Monthly Archives: January 2016

2015- The Year in Review

2015 was a busy and very productive year for Jennie Drake Park.  Our Park Entrance was finally completed, bricks were set and benches in place.   In October, the Bennett Thrasher Volunteers completed a large part of our vision by building a bridge across the creek and a path on the other side.  We now have walking trails throughout the Park, benches to sit on and, in the spring, lots of new plants to see.

None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for:

  • The volunteers who gave up their Saturday mornings to spread mulch, pick up trash, clear land, and plant flowers
  • Those individuals who bought bricks, benches and t-shirts
  • The Atlanta City Council members
  • Neighborhood Planning Unit I
  • Park Pride and the guidance from Walt, John and Becky
  • Support from the Historic Collier Heights Neighborhood
Thank you,
The Jennie Drake Park Steering Committee


January- Entrance to Jennie Drake Park is completed!


February- T-shirts go on sale.  Water main break in the Park.


April- Tire Roundup

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May- Dedication of the Jennie Drake Park Entrance

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June- Department of Corrections builds a path to Oldknow Drive

Looking up the path to Oldknow

Looking up the path to Oldknow

July- Grant received from NPU-I for plants and planting materials

August- National Night Out.  Jennie Drake Parks brings the King of Pops!

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September- Cookout for the volunteers

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October- Bennett Thrasher Work Day


November- North Atlanta High School volunteers

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