Parks/Trails/Greenspaces The photo shows the apex of Charlie Loudermilk Park (at the intersection of Peachtree and Roswell roads) where the sculpture likely would be placed.

Published on October 28th, 2015 |

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Loudermilk Park gets new live trees; engraved bricks to be placed

The dead trees that were removed from around the north end of Charlie Loudermilk Park last summer have now been replaced with live ones the same size as those that were removed.

And, Buckhead Community Improvement District Executive Director Jim Durrett reported Tuesday (Oct. 27) that those engraved donation bricks, that supporters of the park purchased a few

The green lawn area at the park has drawn people throwing Frisbees. At right is the fountain and at the far end of the green lawn is the clock tower and area with tables and seating.

The green lawn area at the park has drawn people throwing Frisbees. At right is the fountain and at the far end of the green lawn is the clock tower and area with tables and seating.

years ago, are going to be put in place this weekend—also at the north end of the park.

Durrett said during the CID’s board meeting that, after the trees died and were removed, an autopsy was performed to determine what killed the trees, so that the new trees would not suffer the same fate as those that died. Planting the new ones in the fall should help.

Durrett said the engraved donation bricks have been checked for spelling and such and have been stored recently in the base of the clock tower awaiting a time to put them in place in the terrace area where the tables are located at the end of the park adjacent to Sardis Way.

He said the crews were to replace this weekend the bricks that have been in that area with the engraved bricks, which had been purchased by businesses and individuals as a fundraising item when the initial plans were announced for a redesigned park.

Durrett also said that Charlie Loudermilk has not been totally satisfied with the appearance of the base of the clock tower structure and that he is paying to have it improved. He said that work should begin shortly.

And, finally, when all this work is completed, Durrett and Loudermilk are going to discuss the final plans for locating a sculpture, that belongs to Loudermilk’s close friend John Portman, to be placed at the apex of the park where Peachtree and Roswell roads intersect. The sculpture is likely to be about 12 feet tall, Durrett said.

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