Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park was officially completed as of Friday, Sept. 6. Construction fences were taken down Sept. 10, and the playground is the last component to be installed.
Over 12 years ago, Atlanta police officers acting on a no-knock warrant (later determined to be based on false information) fatally gunned down Mrs. Johnston, a 92-year-old grandmother; this park is dedicated in her honor.
This “Park with Purpose” is imagined and created with many community partners including The Conservation Fund, Park Pride and the City of Atlanta. Its design centers on green infrastructure, which will facilitate up to 3.5 million gallons of stormwater management each year. The community will also enjoy a new playground, fitness stations and seating terrace.