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Published on June 1st, 2015 |

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City’s 2nd public meeting tonight on Memorial Park Master Plan

Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation will hold its second community engagement meeting on the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy’s proposed Master Plan tonight (June 1) at 6:30 pm at the Bobby Jones Clubhouse, 384 Woodward Way NW in south Buckhead.

Above is a rendering of the proposed reversible 9-hole golf course, with an inset showing the area around the new proposed clubhouse.It also shows the improvement area across Northside Drive that is part of the Master Plan.

Above is a rendering of the proposed reversible 9-hole golf course, with an inset showing the area around the new proposed clubhouse.It also shows the improvement area across Northside Drive that is part of the Master Plan.

At this meeting, AMPC will present its draft Master Plan which addresses:
• Improving watershed issues
• Enhancing Connectivity
• Revitalizing the passive greenspace
• Restoring the existing clubhouse
• Building a new, smaller clubhouse near the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center
• Consolidating parking
• Relocating the hard courts and adding 6 new tennis courts
• Converting 18-hole course to a 9-hole/practice facility to open up the game to more users
• Enhancing youth programming

A second presentation will be given by a Friends of Bobby Jones golfer representing those players that would like to keep the existing 18-hole course and add a practice area on the FEMA lots.

A young man chips onto the putting green in front of the Bobby Jones Clubhouse the  evening of the first  public meeting.

A young man chips onto the putting green in front of the Bobby Jones Clubhouse the evening of the first public meeting.

Both presentations will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

“If you want to see Atlanta Memorial Park renovated, restored and preserved, please plan to attend to show your support and be more informed on the work AMPC is doing to make Atlanta’s third largest park the best that it can be for all users,” an AMPC email encouraged.

“Whether you play golf, tennis or just enjoy walking in the park and being connected with your neighbors, this meeting will be important for you to attend to ask questions, offer suggestions and be a part of the community engagement process,” the AMPC email stated.

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    One Response to City’s 2nd public meeting tonight on Memorial Park Master Plan

    1. Joe P says:

      You have the nerve to post this the day of the meeting? You couldn’t post it more in advance so that others, mainly golfers , could attend? And you give a 15 minute comment period? Where is your web address so that you can gather comprehensive comments from the public?
      And then the AJC posts it on June 3rd! What a crock!
      The course and grounds are historic except at the 17th hole which had been modified before. Recently, huge old trees were cut down at Chastain Park/NFGC to put in more parking and a huge fence. Is this how you treat historic property and champion trees? Let’s cut the trees in your yard/neighborhood to put in a parking lot!

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