Pond developed Lindsay Street Park is being recognized by the EPA with its third annual Rain Catcher Award for excellence in community engagement in helping control the neighborhood’s stormwater. The Conservation Fund and Park Pride will receive the award for recognizing the community-oriented implementation of the park’s environmental and educational work.
Lindsay Street Park is located in the Vine City and English Avenue neighborhoods immediately west of downtown Atlanta. These areas are underserved by greenspace and parks, but are the headwaters of the important Chattahoochee River tributary known as Proctor Creek. The Conservation Fund assembled half a dozen parcels of land in English Ave to create the first neighborhood park. These parcels are important because they are some of the few pieces of land where tributaries to Proctor Creek are not piped and covered. Pond developed this passive park with an emphasis on stormwater quality. The park now captures water from a significant portion of Oliver Street and cleanses it before it reaches the stream, whereas previously the entire street drained to one inlet and directly to the stream. The new park contains open lawn, a playground, natural surface trails, and a textural garden for kids and adults alike to experience nature in a way that they could not previously.
To read more learn more about Lindsay Street Park and the EPA Rain Catcher Award please visit Plan Westside.