ABOUT WALKER PARK
A HIDDEN GEM | A COMMUNITY 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. Walker Park, in the last 30 years or so, has significantly suffered from a lack of public interest, a lasting deterioration of its amenities and design flaw that had rendered its space dysfunctional for Park users. The park is in need of some much-needed improvements and long overdue renovations.
Learn more about the proposed plans to renovate Walker Park here.
“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.