FEA is working to create a Recreation Space in the community to give residents a place to exercise, play basketball, and improve social capital. With only one small pocket park in English Avenue, more outdoor spaces are needed to give residents of all ages the opportunity to be more healthy and active. Throughout 2016 and 2017, we will actively be looking to purchase vacant land in the community to accommodate a basketball court and playground.
IMPORTANCE OF RECREATION SPACE
According to the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech Research Institute, many Americans do not have adequate access to facilities to engage in physical activity or they live in unwalkable neighborhoods. When people have no where to walk, they gain weight. Yet, strong evidence shows that when people have access to parks, they exercise more.
Blending our urban farms with outdoor recreation unifies the neighborhood by creating recreational, therapeutic, and environmental opportunities for residents of all ages. The high concentration of youth this project will attract will also reduce criminal activities in the immediate areas.
DID YOU KNOW? Atlanta is in desperate need of public parks and green space, registering in the lowest percentile nationally of green acreage to residents.
How you can help
- Donate to the cause
- Are you a land owner in English Avenue? Contact us if you are interested in donating or leasing your property to a great cause that will benefit the community for years to come.
- Are you in the construction business? Contact us if you are willing to provide your expertise, manpower, or equipment to support this project.