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PDK Park Restoration Project

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The DeKalb Peachtree Airport to be home of Georgia's first true aviation park! Children's imaginations are clear for take-off while sitting on the runway of 'PDK II', a mini-airport that will be a focal point of the new park. It is our goal to build a facility that will provide families, aviation enthusiasts, and anyone who loves the outdoors, a place to enjoy for the 'plane' fun of it.

The park at PDK airport will provide a unique recreational area for the residents of our community to enjoy while becoming acquainted with the wonders of the world of aviation. The park will focus on two areas: recreation and education. Educational aspects will include both aviation and the historical significance of the airport. Recreational facilities will include a mini-airport playground, a hangar-type pavilion with tables and restroom, a viewing area with arbor and seating, an aircraft sculpture with Veteran's memorial, a greenspace 'lawn' area and benches throughout. The park will spotlight a community plaza featuring a flag memorial with a commemorative bricked perimeter.

Some local angels are making the park a reality. PDK Park Restoration Project is a non-profit, community service effort that is an official Park Pride program. The Project is being made possible with the generosity of private and corporate contributions that are completely tax-deductible. The PDK Park Renovation Project is a joint effort of volunteers, being chaired by Angel Flight of Georgia's Executive Director, Jeanine Chambers. The LPA Group's Atlanta office of Planners/Architects/Engineers is heading up the project. Daniel Edwards of D.A. Edwards & Associates is the project manager. Mario Evans, Environmental Analyst of PDK Airport and Steve Anderson, Director of the City of Chamblee Parks & Recreation are all volunteers on the steering committee.

The project has been successful, having sold hundreds of bricks by Summer, 2005. Also, we are very fortunate to have been selected as an official community service project of the Georgia Business Travel Association (GBTA). The GBTA and its members have committed to raising $100,000 by the end of Year 2004 to support the park! The park committee has also worked closely with the Dekalb County Veterans Advisory Board to enlist the interest of local veterans and several other community service organizations and corporations.

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Park Restoration Progress Pictures
Orignal Park Grounds (Spring 2003)
 
Drainage and Infrastructure Improvements Underway (Summer 2003)
Sidewalk Construction Begins (Spring 2004)
Sidewalk and Grassing Complete (Summer 2004)
Playset, Swings and Control Tower Installation
(January 2005)
March/April 2005
Installation of the Educational Pavilion Underway (January 2006)

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