Your tax-deductible contributions will enable us to host events and improve the Park! Select "Chosewood Park" from the dropdown menu on the Park Pride website:
We raise money for capital improvements (from benches & bike racks, to new playground equipment, bridges, and park entrances) by organizing fundraisers, advocating with our elected officials for investment by the City, and applying for public and private grants.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us improve our beautiful park! Whether it's volunteering with events in the community or joining our monthly meetings, we'd love to have you.
We couldn't improve the park without the help of supporters like you. Donate above using our link, or mail a check to Park Pride, PO Box 4936, Atlanta, GA, 30302, and write "Chosewood Park" in the memo line. Thank you for your time and donations that make our work possible.
The Friends of Chosewood Park executive committee has raised $3,093,186.58 in private and public funds for future park improvements in two years! Scroll to learn more!
Make your house a home to an Eastern Bluebird with a birdhouse made of reclaimed wood, crafted & branded by locals! These houses vary in size & shape, but all are suitable for Eastern Bluebirds, with holes 1 1/2" in diameter. A volunteer will arrange for local pickup after payment.
Atlanta, GA, September 2, 2022 -- Friends of Chosewood Park received a Small Change grant of $2,500 from Park Pride to complete a drainage control project improving Chosewood Park’s most used amenity: its tennis and pickleball court. This project entailed restoring a drainage inlet that had been installed in the 1980’s, regrading the area to prevent water from pooling, installing landscaping features to direct water into proper drainage infrastructure, and installing hardscaping to make the area usable.
Prior to this project, the courts were recently resurfaced with funding from retired District 1 Councilmember Carla Smith. We hope that this project will further increase use of the park and protect this well-loved amenity from flooding.
Friends of Chosewood Park, along with Park Pride, has worked to make impactful changes to the Park and our community for the enjoyment of current and future residents. Park Pride's Grantmaking Program is generously supported by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation, the City of Atlanta, and others.
Atlanta, GA, September 1, 2021 -- Friends of Chosewood Park (“FoCP”) is excited to announce that we have closed our grant awarded by Park Pride in the amount of $2,500 and neighborhood partner Clay Preston, who donated $3,000 in matching funds from the Barbara and Sam Preston Fund within the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta! Two steel benches and two steel bike racks were installed at the end fo August in Chosewood Park. Hope you enjoy!
Atlanta, GA, June 22, 2021 -- Friends of Chosewood Park (“FoCP”) was awarded a Small Change Grant from Park Pride in the amount of $2,500 to fund the installation of two steel benches and two steel bike racks in Chosewood Park. Park Pride and members of the Chosewood Park community recognize that great parks increase the quality of life of residents by supporting healthy people, strong neighborhoods, vibrant business districts, a robust economy, and a healthy environment. Park Pride is the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks.
“Friends of Chosewood Park would like to create a more welcoming environment for our residents. There is currently limited seating and no bike racks in our park. The installation of these new amenities around the periphery of the park will increase safety, thereby encouraging more residents to visit and spend time in the park. They will also further enhance the park’s aesthetics and functionality for residents. We are very grateful to Park Pride for funding this project, and to neighborhood partner Clay Preston, who donated $3,000 in matching funds from the Barbara and Sam Preston Fund within the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.” -- FoCP President Jim Williamson
“Adding benches and bike racks will activate Chosewood Park in a whole new way. Park visitors, including seniors, will be invited to sit on the new benches, and rest and enjoy the park for longer than they may have done otherwise. Because of the bike racks, families may choose to ride to the park, as opposed to drive, increasing their fitness levels that will have a positive impact on their health. Park Pride is so pleased to support the efforts of the Friends of Chosewood Park.” -- Kayla Altland, Park Pride’s Grants and Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager
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