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Preserving an Atlanta Treasure for Future Generations...

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At the turn of the century, Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. gave an incredible gift to our city, our environment and our quality of life. OLPA's mission is to preserve and protect this unique, historical landmark and horticultural asset. Your support will ensure that our beautiful park will continue to thrive today and for furture generations. 

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Upcoming Events:

October 9, 16, 23, 30    
Arts in Emory Village
Presents Repurposed Pathways. Every Thursday in October 6:00 - 8:30 pm join the celebration of local artists, food and music. www.emoryvillage.org


November 1, 2014    10a.m. 
A Talk in the Park 
A Talk in the Park is a guided tour of all six segments of the linear park in two parts. The tour will begin at the playground on the corner of S. Ponce de Leon and Clifton Road. The tours are $10 for non-members of OLPA and free to members.  To register or for more information email us at sandy@atlantaolmstedpark.com
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February 15, 2015  (Sunday) 
Party for the Parks on Ponce
Help celebrate OLPA's 11th Annual Gala

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April 23 - 26, 2015

The Inaugural Olmsted Plein Air Invitational
The Plein Air invitational is a 4-day event featuring thirty of the world’s greatest collectible artists producing beautiful paintings for public purchase. Atlanta celebrates the renovated Olmsted Linear Parks through the artistic legacy and plein air heritage of landscape painting. The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is a plein air first for Atlanta and is a rain or shine event.
www.olmstedpleinairatlanta.com

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Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you want to work in the park, volunteer for the gala, or plein air event we invite you to join us. Contact sandy@atlantaolmstedpark.com

The Alliance Has Led Efforts to:

  • Plant hundreds of trees and shrubs, referencing the Olmsted plan of 1902.

  • Bury overhead utility lines, lay stone curbing and erect historically appropriate lighting fixtures for the length of the park along Ponce de Leon and North and South Ponce de Leon avenues.

  • Install walkways and paths to increase access, enhance vistas and improve drainage.

  • Build a new playground for young children in a safer location in the park.

  • Correct erosion and storm water problems throughout the park and rebuild the stream bed and catch basin in the Deepdene segment

  • Improve sidewalks and crosswalks bordering the park to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, in addition to laying a new sidewalk along the main Ponce de Leon side of Deepdene Park

  • Install signs which identify each park segment and explain the historic importance of the park


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