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Jump into Summer with the New Splash Pad in Perkerson Park!
posted in Events, Perkerson Park, Progress // 05/22/12

Families gathered in Perkerson Park and children waited impatiently for fountains to start gushing during the splash pad grand opening event this past Saturday, May 19. What started as a vision of Councilmember Joyce Sheperd came into fruition thanks to a generous donation from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and construction planning and project oversight from the City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Read more about the splash pad.

kids ready with their goggles to jump in the water

Kids were ready with goggles for the splash pad to turn on.

Councilmember Sheperd's remarks

Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd welcomed everyone to the great new amenity in southwest Atlanta. The boulders pictured here were designed by local artist Maria Artemis whose work is also in Historic Fourth Ward Park.

crowd gathered for the splash pad opening

Families and spectators gathered on the grassy lawn surrounding the splash pad for the ceremony.

George Dusenbury, Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs.

George Dusenbury, Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs (at the podium), Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation President Penny McPhee and Atlanta BeltLine CEO Brian Leary also shared remarks.

ribbon cutting for the Perkerson Park splash pad

Kids and officials gathered around for a group ribbon-cutting.

a little boy plays in the water

The splash pad has water nozzles for three different age groups: young children, four to seven years old, and eight years and up

View more photos of the new Perkerson Park splash pad in our facebook album!

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