The Grant Park Conservancy welcomes the McKay Team/Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta to its 2004 Membership ranks. Always a supporter of the park and the efforts of the Conservancy, the McKay Team renewed its membership with a generous $2000 donation. "I have lived in the Grant Park neighborhood for twenty-five years and have always loved the park. It is an incredible amenity for neighbors and all of Atlanta," said Susan McKay. "It is something that gives to everyone." The generous McKay Team also supported the installation of the new playground (October 03) by sponsoring a street lamp and by purchasing engraved bricks for the walkways.
"Last winter I spent hours watching and filming baby owls in the park," says McKay. "It was amazing to have that opportunity just minutes from bustling Peachtree Street. Sometimes I forget what a special place we have in the center of our neighborhood. My owl experience is a reminder and helps me understand the importance of maintaining and protecting L.P. Grant Park. Everyone should be concerned for its' health."
"Building a strong membership base is very important to our long term goals," said Conservancy Board Member Rick Jones of Jones Ellas Design, Inc. "Foundations, corporations and individuals are more likely to support organizations that can demonstrate broad based support. I am very grateful to McKay for her continuing support and I invite others to follow her example."
The Grant Park Conservancy is committed to the restoration, renovation, beautification and maintenance of this historic public space. Over the last four years the Conservancy has coordinated work projects in teh park for more than 8000 volunteers, negotiated limits on vehicles to create a more pedestrian/child friendly environment, planted 3000 trees and hundreds of shrubs. In addition the Conservancy worked with partners from the Grant Park Parent Network, Home Depot, BellSouth, the Harland Foundation and others to build a wonderful new playscape.
The Annual Membership Campaign continues. Anyone can join on-line, by phone 404-521-0938, or by mail - Grant Park Conservancy, 499 Broyles St, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.