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Esther Peachy Lefevre Park in Cabbagetown (Photo by Collin Kelley)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Esther Peachy Lefevre Park in historic Cabbagetown was held this morning, July 11. The park is located at the intersection of Wylie Street and Powell Street.

The park is named after Esther Lefevre, a local community activist whose voice helped inspire urgency behind social and moral change in the American South before and during the Civil Rights Movement.

Improvements included the installation of brand new playground equipment for kids, a serpentine sidewalk, a wrought iron fence, a granite wall around the park perimeter, and the planting of new sod and trees.

A sidewalk passes through the park along its .7 acres of green grass and many thriving trees of different varieties, including oaks, dogwoods, redbuds, maples, and magnolias.

The renovations were made possible by a Community Block Development Grant, the City of Atlanta Department and Recreation, grants from Park Pride and The Waterfall Foundation and the neighborhood’s Cabbagetown Initiative CDC.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.