Progress from the Collective Effort: Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park

Announced last year by Atlanta City Council, Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park will open in 2019. Over 12 years ago, Atlanta police officers acting on a no-knock warrant 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.

Pictured below is the recently completed path to safely cross the park.