Talk in the Park

  • Start:
    October 13, 2018 10:00 am
  • End:
    October 13, 2018 12:00 pm

Please join Jennie Richardson for the “Talk in the Park” Series on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 am. A Talk in the Park is a guided tour of the first four segments of Olmsted Linear Park: Springdale, Virgilee, Oak Grove and Shady Side 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 Springdale 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.