The Talk in the Park Series is a guided tour of all six segments of the linear park in two parts. Part one -Saturday, March 23 – includes Dellwood and Deepdene 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 – Sunday, March 24 – 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.
Wear seasonal clothing and sensible shoes for walking. Bring optional items such as water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, wildflower or tree guides. All parts of Tour One are accessible to wheelchair and stroller. Both tours are appropriate for older children or teenagers. 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. To RSVP or for more information, contact Sandy Kruger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 377-5361.