A Commitment to Our Parks
Mary Norwood says…
- Everyone in Atlanta should have access to parks, playgrounds, forests, trails, community gardens and other types of greenspace.
Atlanta should be thoughtful when considering development proposals that reduce greenspace and request that developers do as much as possible to preserve or conserve land.
Supports the amendment to the city tree ordinance to allow for tree removal recompense to go towards parkland and forest preservation.
The City Arborist’s staff will be increased to provide for timely and strict code enforcement of tree protection ordinances and fines.
Renovate our city park recreation centers, working creatively with community partners such as the APS to maximize each center’s connection to the community it serves.
Work with nonprofit parks organizations, parks and recreation officials and the police department to improve and maintain safe city parks in all of Atlanta’s neighborhoods.
Support organizations, such as Trees Atlanta, which benefit small green spaces throughout the city and the BeltLine.
Move forward with implementation of the Westside Park Master Plan.