The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance (OLPA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Party for the Parks on Ponce to benefit the Olmsted Linear Park in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills neighborhood. It will be an evening you won’t want to miss, filled with French cuisine, art, show-stopping entertainment, dancing and live and silent auctions.
This, the 11th annual gala, will be held Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, 767 Clifton Road, from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased on line or by contacting the OLPA office. Go on line to http://olpagala15.auction-bid.org/micro2.php to preview auction items.
Driving down Ponce de Leon Avenue on the way from Atlanta to Decatur, you may have wondered who created and maintains those fabulous parks along the way. The 45-acre linear park was designed in the late 1800s by America’s premier landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. And, it is maintained in pristine condition today with help from OLPA. Melanie Platt, executive vice president of AGL Resources and President of the AGL Resources Foundation, and her husband, Mac, will serve as Honorary Chairs of the gala. Weslee and Jennifer Knapp, who are serving as gala co-chairs, are planning this special evening. So mark your calendar now to help preserve this historic and rare Atlanta landscape by attending the 2015 Party for the Parks on Ponce.
OLPA is a public-private partnership that was founded in 1997 to implement Fredrick Law Olmsted's original vision for the Park from the master plan adopted by the city of Atlanta, DeKalb County and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Inc. OLPA has raised more than $9.5 million to ensure the restoration and preservation of the Park.