ABOUT WALKER PARK
Walker Park is an eight-acre park in the Edgewood community in Atlanta, Georgia. Walker Park sits on a plateau, which was once a civil war vantage point during the Battle of Atlanta. Its elevation offers park customers a unique perspective of open space and sky, which is a refreshing change from the urban environment of Atlanta’s Edgewood community. Nestled between Interstate 20 and Memorial Dr Highway, Walker Park is the only official park zoned in the historic intown neighborhood of Edgewood. Presently, Walker Park bleakly consists of one uneven regulation size soccer field, a tarnished tennis court, one antique water fountain and no operable lighting.
The Edgewood community is located in the center of so many “bedroom” neighborhoods, it is odd how over-looked its only park has become. The implementation of the proposed projects will significantly increase interest and use of Walker Park by providing amenities and functional space for park customers. The projects described in this proposal involve much-needed improvements and long overdue renovations to Walker Park.
“Our park could become a gathering center for both physical activity and an educational green space exercising both body and mind. Walker Park could be a focal point of Edgewood, attracting new and diverse neighbors that are looking for a community that’s passionate about its parks, schools, and neighborhood. Edgewood’s only park is a hidden gem. The untapped potential is abounding!” Brandon Ross, Edgewood neighbor & former Friends of walker Park Chairperson, 2009.
Click here to learn more about the proposed plans to renovate Walker Park.