Atlanta City Councilmember Natalyn M. Archibong, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner George Dunsenbury and residents of Cabbagetown celebrated the opening of the new and improved Esther Peachy Lefevre Park on July 11.
The park is named after the late Esther Lefevre, a local community activist and former member of the Atlanta City Council.
“Her voice helped inspire urgency behind social and moral change in Atlanta, especially when it came to the treatment of those less fortunate in our city,” officials said.
Joining Councilmember Archibong and Commissioner Dusenbury was former Atlanta City Council President and current Fulton County
Commissioner Robb Pitts, who reflected on Mrs. Lefevre’s life and service in the Cabbagetown community, an historic area of Atlanta in which she held dear and passionately represented.
Esther Peachy Lefevre Park Improvements include the installation of brand new playground equipment, a serpentine sidewalk, a wrought iron fence, a granite wall around the park perimeter, and the planting of new sod and trees. A sidewalk passes through the park along its .7 acres of green grass and many thriving trees of different varieties, including oaks, dogwoods, redbuds, maples, and magnolias.
The renovations were made possible by a Community Block Development Grant, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, grants from Park Pride and The Waterfall Foundation and the neighborhood’s Cabbagetown Initiative CDC.