Please join Jennie Richardson for the “Talk in the Park” Series as part of the Atlanta Preservation Center’s Phoenix Flies event. This is an annual event that showcases Atlanta’s rich history.
OLPA will continue its Talk in the Park series this spring on March 24 at 10:00 am. A Talk in the Park is a guided tour of all six segments of the linear park in two parts. Part one includes Dellwood and Deepdene park segments and includes history of the development of the linear park and its renovation, and concentrates on the woodland habitat of 22-acre Deepdene Park which is more like a nature and ecology walk. Part two, March 25 at 1:00 pm includes the first four segments: Springdale, Virgilee, Oak Grove and Shady Side park segments and includes history of Olmsted’s work, development of the park and Druid Hills, stories of the prominent families that lived along the park, founding of the Olmsted Parks Society of Atlanta and the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, history of the “Presidential Parkway” expressway and some flora and fauna.
The tour will begin at the corner of South Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clifton Road. Wear seasonal clothing and sensible shoes for walking. Bring optional items such as water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellant, camera, wildflower or tree guides. The leader will have a first aid kit and cell phone for emergencies. If you bring your personal electronic devices, please mute them or turn them off. Tours will be rescheduled in case of rain or inclement weather.
Jennie Richardson is a Georgia Master Gardener (DeKalb County), an historian, Olmsted Advisory Board member, and wildflower and native plant expert.