Press Release January 2011

The City of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Approves Master Plan for Little Nancy Creek Park

Atlanta, GA (January 06, 2011) The Friends of Little Nancy Creek Park (FoLNCP) has added one more thing to be grateful for in this new year as the City of Atlanta Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs (DPRCA) announced approval for the Master Plan to build Little Nancy Creek Park. In speaking about the master plan approval, George Dusenbury, City of Atlanta Commissioner of DPRCA had this to say, "DPRCA is pleased to approve the planned improvements for Little Nancy Creek Park. We are grateful for the many hours and tremendous support that residents and the greater community have provided to create a vibrant public space where it is desperately needed." This announcement moves the community one step closer to realizing its vision of a park, which includes a playground with a parking lot currently scheduled to be built in the spring of 2011.

The FoLNCP are currently in the second phase of their fund-raising efforts having already raised over $181,000, with most of these funds coming from individual contributions. When complete, the total cost of the park is estimated at approximately $700,000. Continued fundraising efforts through grants, foundations, and corporate sponsorships are currently underway.

Little Nancy Creek Park

In August 2007, the City of Atlanta purchased nearly 5 acres of property for $2.7 million for the purpose of creating a new park. This purchase came with the agreement that any additional funding to develop the property would be required to come from within the community. Little Nancy Creek Park is situated on Peachtree Dunwoody across from Winall Down Road. The park was named Little Nancy Creek Park for the creek that bisects the site. For additional information or to find out how you can join in the effort to develop Little Nancy Creek Park, visit our website at littlenancycreekpark.org.

Contact
Lisa Martinez
678.705.1447

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