WE ARE OLMSTED LINEAR PARK ALLIANCE
Explore. Inspire. Engage. Give.
Olmsted Linear Park is a 45-acre greenspace and old-growth forest that meanders along Ponce de Leon Avenue from the intersection of Briarcliff Road and Moreland Avenue to the east end of N. Ponce de Leon near Decatur. The Druid Hills neighborhood and the park were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1890’s. The park consists of six picturesque segments that is home to a lush tree canopy and vibrant wildlife habitat. The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance is the 501 c3 charitable nonprofit organization that oversees the management and preservation of the park.
A Park is Saved
In August 1995, local residents and non-profit organizations joined forces to come up with a strategy to stabilize and rehabilitate the Olmsted Linear Park.
The root of all my good work is an early respect for regard and enjoyment of scenery... and extraordinary opportunities for cultivating susceptibility to the power of scenery.
Frederick Law Olmsted 1883
Perserving an Atlanta Treasure
OLPA’s restoration efforts of all six park segments includes the addition of nearly 6,000 linear feet of paths and the installation of 2,600 new trees and shrubs. The most expensive aspect of the restoration was the burial of utility lines. Approximately 11 miles of conduit and cable lie beneath the period lampposts that ring the park.
OLPA is governed by an elected Board of Directors. These directors are representatives from the Druid Hills community, surrounding neighborhoods and the Neighborhood Planning Unit N. Ex-officio members include City of Atlanta Council Member from District 6, DeKalb County Commissioner of DeKalb County District 2, City of Atlanta and DeKalb County Commissioners of Park and Recreation Departments and the CEO & President of Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Day-to-day operations are managed by the Executive Director.
Metro Atlanta Chamber
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Principal, Lyman Davidson Dooley
Sarah Catherine Tunkle
Southern Poverty Law Center
DeKalb County Circuit Public Defender
Landscape Architect, Pond & Company
Tunnell & Tunnell Landscape Architecture
APPOINTED/EX OFFICIO DIRECTORS
Commissioner, Department of Parks
Danette Van Trump
Druid Hills Civic Association
Council Member, City of Atlanta
Director, DeKalb County Recreation
Commissioner, Dekalb County
Jennifer Grant Warner
President & CEO, Fernbank
James L. Waits
William (Billy) L. Hall
G. Robert Kerr
Olmsted Linear Park allows visitors from all walks of life to enjoy the tranquility of an urban oasis in the heart of Atlanta and the Druid Hills community.
6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
P.O. Box 5500, Atlanta, Georgia 31107