Commitment to Action

Westside on the Rise : Developing Mims Park

Commitment by

City of Atlanta, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

In 2016, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (AMBFF), City of Atlanta, and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) committed to develop Mims Park in the historic Vine City neighborhood in Atlanta’s Westside. This development will be a catalyst for community redevelopment at the headwaters of Proctor Creek, one of Georgia’s most degraded urban streams. Building Mims Park will meet a critical community need by creating a unique park that manages stormwater, improves water quality in the Proctor Creek watershed, provides an intergenerational and safe recreation space, and honors the civil rights leaders who called Vine City home. Park development includes hiring a design consultant team, community engagement in park design, identifying construction job opportunities for local residents, and creating amenities to complement an innovative green infrastructure system. Mims Park will provide a vibrant community asset that fosters a positive change in health, education, employment, and environmental conditions in the Westside community.

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Commitment

Westside on the Rise : Developing Mims Park

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$43,000,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

City of Atlanta, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Trust for Public Land