History

In August 2007, the City of Atlanta purchased nearly 5 acres of property from the Conservation Fund (which works with the City of Atlanta to acquire land) for $2.7 million for the purpose of creating a new park (saving it from a proposed 8 house development).The North Buckhead Civic Association (NBCA) had identified this site to the City and the Conservation Fund in December 2006.

We would like to express sincere thanks to Andrew Schock of the Conservation Fund, Ellen Wickersham of the Atlanta Development Authority, Parks Commissioner Diane Harnell Cohen and Councilman Howard Shook, and North Buckhead Civic Association President Gordon Certain who were integral in the creation of this park and greenspace.

The park was officially named Little Nancy Creek Park in May 2008 for the creek which bisects the heavily wooded site. It has 375 feet of frontage along Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and is almost 600 feet deep (about the length of two football fields), It is located at 3984, 3994 and 4012 Peachtree Dunwoody, across from Winall Down Road,

In spring of 2008 we applied and were awarded a Park Pride (the non-profit which works closely with the City's Parks Department) "Visioning Grant". Valued at $25,000 and let by Walt Ray, Park Pride’s landscape architect, the grant provided a structured, community-involved design services process and completed park master plan. The visioning process lasted about ten months including monthly steering committee meetings and 4 public meetings. Members of the North Buckhead and Historic Brookhaven neighborhoods formed a Little Nancy Creek Park Steering Committee and Friends of the Park group co-chaired by Mandy LeCompte of North Buckhead and Lisa Dickerson of Historic Brookhaven.

In June 2009, the Little Nancy Creek Park Master Plan was unveiled at a party at St. James United Methodist Church and included tours of the new park. Highlights of the plan include a playground, pavillion, community garden, picnic tables, walking trails and preserved greenspace. The community will be asked to prioritize the areas of fundraising for the park which will largely rely on private and corporate donations versus City funding.

We are fortunate to have community neighbor Anne Wilkie currently leading the Friends of Little Nancy Creek Park group going forward as we prioritize and coordinate all aspects related to the fundraising, development and maintenance of Little Nancy Creek Park.

Watch a special feature about Little Nancy Creek Park

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