In January Phil Proctor discusses his design for ‘Spiderwalk,’ a ‘playable’ sculpture being installed at the Abernathy Linear Greenway Park in Sandy Springs. Construction crews work on the ground around the yellow body and head of the giant metal spider sculpture. Later, Proctor would add the spider’s legs.

The Sandy Springs Conservancy has announced on its Facebook page  that the grand opening and riboon-cutting for the Abernathy Greenway and Playable Art Park is Thursday, July 17, at 10 a.m.

Completion of the $10 million, 20-acre linear park now has been delayed several times due to construction, weather and attempts to appease neighbors.

The park is to include six works of public art that have been designed so children can play on them. The works were donated to the city by Northside Hospital and have been coordinated by the conservancy.

City officials broke ground on the park in 2010. The Playable Art Project was anticipated to open in fall 2012 but was pushed back due to construction on Brandon Mill Road.

Ann Marie Quill

Ann Marie Quill is Associate Editor at Reporter Newspapers.