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Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization discusses improving Coan Music Park

Kirkwood and East Lake

Kirkwood Neighbors’ Organization discusses improving Coan Music Park

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KNO Treasurer Bill DeWalt, Vice President Megan Owens, Secretary Carl Holt. Photo by Sara Amis


By Sara Amis, contributor 

The Kirkwood Neighbors Organization meeting post Spring Fling was relatively brief. Spring Fling chair Andrew Feury said that revenue from Spring Fling “looked good” but that final numbers were still outstanding.

Julie Straw is raising money to refurbish the Coan Music Park.

“All seven of the xylophones are unplayable right now,” said Straw. Repairs to the railing are required to restore ADA compliance to that section of the park.

“Coan Park is the only City of Atlanta park that does after-school programs for children with special needs,” said Straw.

Concept Art for Coan Music Park

Local Kirkwood artist Duncan Shirah has designed nature-inspired instruments to be placed in the park, while Kyle Brooks and J.D. Koth are contributing a painted piece and a spiral archway.

The fountain for the dog park at Gilliam Park was delivered Friday and will be installed this week. The fence will be coming soon.

This Saturday June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Environmental Committee will be doing a work day at Coan Forest.

On Thursday June 27, there will be a large corporate volunteer day split between Kirkwood Urban Forest, Coan Forest, and Gilliam Park. The Environmental Committee is asking for volunteer team leaders with experience keeping small teams on task to facilitate that event.

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