Mattie Freeland Park Fall Volunteer Day Helps Build Community Pride
Thank you to The Conservation Fund, Park Pride, English Avenue Community, and all the volunteers who participated!EarthShare of Georgia was honored to work with Mattie Freeland Park for the 2nd Annual Fall Volunteer Day. “It was a wonderful experience for all of us, including some of our corporate partners who were represented. We are excited to the see the park transform,” said Madeline Reamy, Executive Director of EarthShare of Georgia.
This park started as a dream of Mrs. Mattie Freeland who lived in the same house for 60 years and was known as Mother Mattie to her English Avenue community. It is now a cherished park by neighbors and home to movie nights, ice cream socials and potluck dinners.
We removed invasive species along a chain link fence and added bamboo fencing for privacy.
We also added new swings and repaired the existing playground.
We planted blueberries, lavender, and rosemary. We built new beds for the park, as well as some beds that will be used by Historic Westside Gardens elsewhere in the community.
“We had a small but dedicated group of volunteers who really accomplished a ton of great work on Saturday in support of a wonderful community effort being led by Stephen (Causby) and the Friends of Mattie Freeland Park,” said John Ahern, Park Pride
(Above: volunteers standing in front of the newly constructed sign.)