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September 19, 2017
Statement from City Council Member Carla Smith Regarding Pedestrian Safety Fixes in Grant Park

Grant Park Security Patrol is a nonprofit corporation(IRS 501C4), which hires off-duty City of Atlanta police officers to patrol the streets of our neighborhood, to supplement the regular patrols of APD. Although "off-duty," these police officers still retain full policing powers, allowing them to stop and question suspicious persons, ask for IDs, and check for prior arrests and outstanding warrants. Patrol schedules are constantly updated to address the crime patterns the neighborhood experiences.

The Mothball is an annual costume party and fundraiser for the Grant Park Neighborhood Association. The proceeds go to help make Grant Park a better place for all to reside. The Mothball costume party is a tradition of fun and merriment that has lasted over 40 years. Welcoming people of all neighborhoods, races, backgrounds, and viewpoints.

We have decided to bring "MARDI GRAS TO GRANT PARK!!!" as this years theme. The event will be November 11th and will be held at the Grant Park Rec Center (
537 Park Ave SE) from 8pm till 1am. We'll have an authentic New Orleans Brass Band, food menu and libations - plus live VJing (DJ Fernando F), a costume contest, dance-off, specialty drinks, prizes and lots of décor!!

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Tables that cost $400 to seat 10 are available, but limited. In fact, there is only 1 table left! If you’ve been to the Mothball before or haven’t, you don’t wanna miss this one! "Come Second Line with us"

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thanks to your input and feedback, the community-led Park Visioning process, facilitated by Park Pride, has been completed. The final concept plan for Memorial Drive Greenway was presented at a public meeting on February 28th. Friends of Memorial Drive Greenway (MDG) and Park Pride THANK YOU for your effort and input to the plan over the preceding ten months!

Work is currently underway at Ormond-Grant Park to add a new entrance point to the park and install an interactive rain garden to better manage storm water. These improvements are made possible by a generous Legacy Grant from Park Pride and build upon work completed last year by the City of Atlanta to replace aging playground equipment. Ormond-Grant Park remains open throughout the renovation.

The Historic Oakland Cemetery Master Plan Survey is online now and they would appreciate your input. As Oakland Cemetery remains an ever-popular tourist destination and as more people begin moving in and around Memorial Drive, the cemetery's master plan has to evolve. This update to the master Plan is not a complete makeover; rather it represents an opportunity to clarify the vision of Historic Oakland Foundation and establish an environment for a future capital campaign. This plan will help the Foundation manage change and better position the cemetery for long-term sustainability. We hope that you will join us.

Get your sunburst... Everybody is doing it! This unofficial symbol of the neighborhood has been quite popular through the years as evidenced by the number of them that you see hanging from Grant Park homes. Sunbursts are pre-painted in yellow and blue and homeowners are encouraged to add their street addresses.

Kroger will donate money to GPNA, now you must annually renew your Plus Card! Also select Grant Park Neighborhood Association Inc @AmazonSmile.

Calling all Grant Park residents...the very best way to deter crime in our neighborhood is to be watchful neighbors and you can contribute by becoming a Block Captain and spreading the word about the Grant Park Neighborhood Watch program.

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Tuesday Sep 26, 2017
GPNA Technology Committee Meeting 8 PM to 9:30 PM at 393 Ormond St SE Ongoing until Dec 22, 2020
Wednesday Sep 27, 2017
Joint NPU-W and GPNA Public Safety Committee Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Village Church of East Atlanta Ongoing until Oct 26, 2022
Grant Park Neighborhood Association
NPU-W Transportation Committee Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Village Church of East Atlanta Ongoing until Oct 26, 2022
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NPU-W General Body Meeting 7:30 PM at Village Church of East Atlanta Ongoing until Oct 26, 2022
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Friday Sep 29, 2017
Lyrics on the Lawn 6 PM to 10 PM
Southwest Christian Fellowship Church
Tuesday Oct 3, 2017
NPU-W LUZ Committee Meeting 7 PM to 8 PM at Village Church of East Atlanta Ongoing until Dec 6, 2022
NPU-W Neighborhood Planning Unit W
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