Do you have any shots of the Barber St. park site in snowy glory? If so, please send them to me at email@example.com.
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 clearing three new areas and pushed forward on trail blazing. Once again 13 people showed up to help, but most were new faces.
Here are photos from Work Day 2:
Karen Freed and Eric Heil haul brush to a pile
Work Day 2 Volunteers included: “Chainsaw” Charles Apostolik, Gary Crider, Anna Claire Davis, Cat Dunleavy, Karen Freed, Eric Heil, Dan Lorentz, Abby Moore, James Okey, Kelly Ridenhour, David Shillcutt, Stella, Allen Stovall, Kevan Williams
Special thanks to: Robert Gunn for supplying some yummy sandwiches.
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
The First Thirteen Volunteers included: Greg Denzin, Matt Elliot, Robert Gunn, Krysia Haag, Chase Lawrence, Dan Lorentz, Katherine Melcher, Henry Parker, Lori Ringhand, Allen Stovall, Justin Widener, Kevan Williams and Marci White.
Special thanks to: Bruce and Jane Travis for supplying snacks, Ida Mae Griffin and Tennie Brookins for use of their driveway and Shawn Doonan of Tarzan Tree Care for the chipper and chipping crew.
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.
Anna Claire Davis
Vera Eve Giampietro
Heidi Lynn Staples
G&G Landscape Design
Athens-Clarke Co. Landscape Division
Athens-Clarke Co. Leisure Services
Athens-Clarke Co. Planning Department
Keep Athens-Clarke Co. Beautiful
Boulevard Neighborhood Association
We also owe thanks to: Athens-Clarke Co. Mayor Nancy Denson and Commissioners Jared Bailey,Kelly Girtz, Mike Hamby, Kathy Hoard and former Commissioner David Lynn and to site neighbors Ida Mae Griffin and Tennie Brookins.
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 to the wall.
We invite you to let us know which of these designs is your favorite. We also want to know what you like and don’t like about any of the designs. For example, while concept A1 may be your favorite, you might also really like some particular feature in concept B2. Tell us things like that, too.
Before reviewing the four concepts, you might find it helpful to take a look at the circulation study, the existing conditions map and the potential park elements study.
Please note that the potential site for the park now includes two additional vacant, county-owned parcels. These parcels border the original parcel. They were acquired by the county in 1993 as part of a tax settlement. Learn more here.
Use the comments function to let us know what you think, or send an email to Dan Lorentz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get a closer look, click here to view or download a PDF file containing all four concepts, plus the context maps and studies.
Context Maps and Studies
Potential park elements
Four Design Concepts
* charrette [shuh–ret] n. a meeting or conference devoted to a concerted effort to solve a design problem or plan something. Alternative spelling: charette.
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 housing and neighborhood revitalization, and they’ve agreed to help us administer our fundraising efforts.
Stay tuned for further details. But if you simply can’t wait, please contact Dan Lorentz, this web site’s editor, at email@example.com.