Westview Community Organization Receives Grant from Park Pride
Atlanta, November 3, 2022 – The Westview Community Organization (WCO) is announcing that they received a grant from Park Pride in the amount of $4,400 to help complete the renovation of the Willard and South Gordon Triangles. The WCO’s Willard and South Gordon Triangle Project aspires to improve the community space by planting native pollinator-friendly plants to increase biodiversity, reduce maintenance costs, support local wildlife, and beautify the Westview neighborhood.
These publicly owned traffic triangles have been faithfully maintained by the WCO’s Beautification Committee through the efforts and financial support of its members over the past many years. In partnership with Park Pride, the WCO’s Beautification Committee has worked to develop a revitalization plan for these triangles to be completed by Spring 2023. This plan will include preserving the existing trees, transforming nearly all the grass areas into large planting beds, amending the existing soil, installing new planting bed borders, installing a landscape of native flowers and small shrubs, and replacing the current triangle signage.
Fundraising for the project is underway and phase 1 is scheduled to begin this Fall. The WCO is proud to enhance this space with the support from their members and community partners and would like to give a special thank you to Atlanta City Council member, Andrea Boone, for her support of this project. Park Pride’s Grantmaking Program is generously supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation, the City of Atlanta, and others.
If you would like to donate financially to this project, please make a donation through our website and note it is for the 'Triangle Project.' If you would like to volunteer for this project or donate materials, please contact us at Beautification@westviewatlanta.org.
About Park Pride:
A trusted Atlanta-based nonprofit for over 30 years, Park Pride engages communities to activate the power of parks! Working with over 100 local Friends of the Park groups across 250 greenspaces, Park Pride provides leadership, services, and funding to help communities realize their dreams for parks that support healthy people, united neighborhoods, a resilient city, and a healthy environment. Park Pride is active in greenspace advocacy and educating both civic leaders and the public about the benefits of parks, and annually hosts the Parks and Greenspace.