Friday, May 18, 2012

Good news in Capitol View in the form of a splash pad

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Burglaries, break-ins, beatings.

A lot of what we report about Capitol View and surrounding SW Atlanta neighborhoods has an unfortunate tendency to be crime related. Doom and gloom. Seems unfair. A nice thing: Perkerson Park, the 50-acre greenspace in the heart of Capitol View, is getting a splash pad.

From the Atlanta Beltline ...

On May 19, a new splash pad will open in Perkerson Park at a community event at 1:30 p.m. Event highlights will include games for children, music, light refreshments, and Italian ices. Guests are encouraged to stay in the park for a jazz festival starting at 3 p.m.

The splash pad features the artwork of Maria Artemis in a series of granite boulders that form a fountain and double as seating. In-ground spray elements are designed for three age groups: young children, four to seven years old, and eight years and up.

It's the third splash pad that's been built in parks along the Beltline (the others are in D.H. Stanton Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park). It was funded by Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

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