Entries by Dan Lorentz

Photos of Site Map at BNA Neighborhood Party

A newly created map showing existing conditions and an old aerial photograph of the Barber St. site on display during a Feb. 27 Neighborhood Party organized by the Boulevard Neighborhood Association. The party took place at Little Kings, a bar on W. Hancock St. Allen Stovall, a landscape architect and professor emeritus of UGA’s College […]

View Site Map at Neighborhood Party

A map showing key features of the Barber St. site as it currently exists will be on display at a neighborhood party Saturday. This is not a plan, but an early draft of a survey showing locations of major trees, cleared areas, slopes and other features of the site as it is now. Allen Stovall, […]

Gone in 64,800 Seconds

A brush pile moved curbside Sunday afternoon was gone Monday morning. The pile stayed curbside for from roughly 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 till about 8 a.m.  Monday, Feb. 15–that’s 64,800 seconds or 18 hours–when workers in Athens-Clarke Co.’s Solid Waste Department removed it as part of their normally scheduled leaf and limb pick-up rounds […]

Operation “Move Brush Pile”

Greg Denzin, operating a small excavator, moved a massive brush pile at the Barber St. park site curbside on Sunday, Feb. 14.  Moving the pile will make it easier for  Athens-Clarke Co.’s Solid Waste department to remove it this coming week, when Boulevard neighborhood is scheduled for a periodic leaf and limb pick-up. It took […]

Snow Day

Do you have any shots of the Barber St. park site in snowy glory? If so, please send them to me at lorentz.d@gmail.com.

Work Day 2: New Areas Cleared, Trails Blazed

After postponing for a week because of bad weather, volunteers resumed clearing work Sat. Feb. 6 at the Barber St. site. The ground was sodden, the wind cold and the work day shortened (to allow the ground to drain off a little from heavy rains the night before) but volunteers generated big brush piles while […]

Volunteers Start Clearing Work

On Saturday, Jan. 23, thirteen volunteers started clearing and surveying work on the Barber St. site.  Here are a few photos from that day and some before-and-after shots. Clearing and surveying work Allen Stovall whacks weeds. Marci White with pruners. Chase Lawrence cuts a downed tree limb. Greg Denzin (left), Lori Ringhand and Robert Gunn […]


This page includes a frequently updated (but probably perpetually incomplete) list of volunteers, businesses and organizations that have helped–or are continuing to help–the park project. VOLUNTEERS   Judson Abbott Lillian Agel Alvin Angulo Charles Apostolik Hillary Barber Marcy Breffle Eppie Boze Gary Crider Anna Claire Davis Mark Davis Greg Denzin Cat Dunleavy Matt Elliot Karen […]


Our design team has prepared four alternative design concepts for a potential park. These were presented to neighborhood residents at a charrette* that took place Monday, July 26 at the ATHICA gallery space in the Tracy St. warehouses. At the charrette, residents ranked their favorite designs and wrote comments on notecards and on pages pinned […]


We’re not ready yet to accept contributions of money, but we’re working on it. When the time comes to start raising money and accept donations of materials, we’ll be partnering with Athens Land Trust to give contributors the opportunity to claim tax deductions. Athens Land Trust is a local non-profit dedicated to land conservation, affordable […]