Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

MAKE A RAIN BARREL! April 15, 2010

Join us this weekend at our 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration (starts at 9am) and you can make your own rain barrel for only $40!

The City of Atlanta will be providing workshop & materials.

When: This Saturday, April 17

Time: 11am

Cost: $40

*Pre-registration required: Call Jamila 404-693-1742

 

2nd Annual West End Earth Day Celebration! April 5, 2010

The Friends of the West End Park will be hosting our wonderful 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration!

THIS WEEKEND!!! 2nd ANNUAL EARTH DAY CELEBRATION at WEST END PARK!!!

  • Participate in ‘Edible Landscaping’ project!
  • Make your very own rain barrel for only $40! Pre-register by contacting Jamila: 404-693-1742
  • Children activities include creating garden art, face-painting &  plantings
  • Build new benches for the park
  • Plant new trees
  • Mulch existing trees
  • Clean playground mulch and overall park!

WISH LIST:
-Fruit or Flowering trees
-Gardening Soil
-Playground mulch

Starts @ 10am! Don’t miss it!
West End Park (Oak/Lucille)

I’d like to get involved, how can I help?

  • Cash donations can help buy much needed supplies!
  • If you’re knowledgeable in areas of  reusing, gardening, water harvesting, children’s environmental education and art…consider facilitating a workshop for others. Email: yomara@9to5.org!
  • Donate a tree: we’d like fruit trees but a spring blooming flower tree would bring much needed color to the park. You can even make an art plaque to label your tree!
  • Volunteer: We’ll need volunteers for set-up, during the event & clean-up. Please consider picking up a shift even if it’s just 45 minutes! We need you!

For more information, to give a donation or sign-up for a volunteer shift contact:

  • Jamila Norman: jamilanorman@yahoo.com
  • Yomara Velez: yomaravelez@yahoo.com

This event can be a wonderful community event but we need you to get involved!

 

Friends of West End Park attend Park Pride Conference

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Park Pride Conference

Friends of the West End Park represent! I only had a chance to take Cici's picture before my camera's battery ran out. Jamila, Sally, Chin and I were also there to represent for our park.

 

Walking through the park… March 29, 2010

Imagining how beautiful it would be to fix this wall...

Yes-she agrees! "We need to fix this...rufff-rufff!"

 

FRIENDS OF THE WEST END UPDATE! March 10, 2010

Friends of the West End Park met Friday, March 5th, 2010. There’s lots of exciting stuff coming up at the park, here are a couple of updates:

  • At our last park clean-up we found contaminated mulch: pieces had nails, peeled paint and large pieces of construction wood. I took pictures and I wrote a letter to the Park Commissioner. I must report that the City responded quickly and did a GREAT JOB removing the mulch from the park. I’m also very pleased that new trees and bushes were planted in the park. I’d like to express my gratitude to our Park Commissioner: Mr. Paul Taylor, Park Pride’s Executive Director: George Dusenbury, Director of Community Building: Ayanna Williams and Representative Cleta Winslow! Thanks for taking care of our park and responding to our concerns! We couldn’t be happier!
  • At our last meeting we discussed Earth Day at West End Park. We’ve decided to do a two day celebration at the park: April 15 & 16, 2010. We’ll be making benches for the park, painting the basketball court, making new planters, planting trees and improving the children’s garden area. We will build a bulletin board to keep community members informed on upcoming events, activities, etc. We also hope to install pegs to keep cars off the turf. Our group would like to encourage children in the neighborhood to donate a plant to their “Children’s Garden”.  We’ll be creating garden art to label their plants. We hope to have workshops for community members and children. We’ll keep you posted!
  • In addition to Earth Day, we hope to host our 2nd Annual Spring Egg Hunt on April 3 @ 10am. Last year, this event was a wonderful success! We hope you’ll join us for a morning of fun in the park!
  • As the weather gets warm, please come out and enjoy your park, play tennis, participate in clean-ups, etc! Lets continue to maintain & improve our park!
 

REUSE: Children’s Floor Playmats February 22, 2010

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A good idea, glue letters to blocks and make your own letter stamps-pretty cool. Original post from: http://bkids.typepad.com/

 

LOCATION CHANGED! VISIONING FOR OUR PARK CONTINUES February 3, 2010

HAPPY NEWS:

We’re going to continue our visioning and planning process for the West End Park!

The 1st meeting: this Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Location:  Grounds Coffee House

From 6 to 7 pm