image006The Atlanta Police Department will kick-off the first of three 2016 Police in the Park events this Friday, July 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Historic Fourth Ward Park Skate Park located at 830 Willoughby Way.

The event is held in partnership with the Atlanta Police Foundation, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Council District 2 and the Atlanta BeltLine. Citizens are encouraged to attend and meet local Atlanta police officers. Police in the Park events offer opportunities to learn about free crime prevention programs and ask questions.

The event will also include free kids activities, bike safety training and giveaways including a children’s bike and helmet. Soccer in the Streets, Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta and the Department of Parks and Recreation PLAY MOBILE, a recreation center on wheels, will be stationed at all of the Police in Park events.

The other Police in the Park events are scheduled for:
Aug. 7 at Grant Park Farmers Market
Aug. 27 at Washington Park

For more information, contact the COPS Unit at (404) 546-5650 or

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.