Georgia Sports Park Ever Forward - update on building progress

Georgia Sports Park Ever Forward - update on building progress

        The Excitement of Sports and Community 

       The Serenity of a Park

   Georgia Sports Park Ever Forward

 

 

To meet the needs of the community and the mission of the Georgia Sports Park, GSP has designed and will construct a multi-purpose, Pavilion / Classroom Building and add two additional playing fields as well as update the signage throughout the Park. The total project cost of these combined projects is $1.95M.

 

 

 

 

 

Pavilion and Classroom Building

The pavilion will be a 6,000-square foot sustainable building to provide the entire park with a

classroom, restrooms and shower facilities, a concession stand, office space and storage.

This new multi-purpose building will provide a safer and more enjoyable visitor experience at

our Park while making it possible for us to provide a wider range of services and programs. 

The classroom will enhance the educational program opportunities being offered at the Park by allowing us to offer suitable indoor space to youth groups in the community. 

The Pavilion / Classroom Building will play a significant role in the future success of GSP by enhancing the appeal of the park. We will better service our current tenants and drawing in new tenants to help support the future maintenance of the park.

A porch around the building will contribute to a safe environment for our participants and other visitors by providing much needed shelter and safety during hot sunny days as well during inclement weather. 

The addition of on-site office space will allow our staff to have visual access to the entire park, allowing them to respond quickly to potential safety issues and more efficiently manage the day to day operations of the park.

We are also working with the City of East Point and South Fulton for their use of the complex. The City of East Point will conduct a recreation program for youth that do not have other after-school alternatives. 

Fields

The added fields will provide additional capacity to meet increased demand for recreational

green-space. Over the last three years, we have been unable to meet the increased requests for field space. The added fields will expand our ability to meet the needs of the community.

By creating effective partnerships, we can afford to donate more field and classroom space to other non-profit community-based organizations, particularly those providing for the underserved youth in this area. 

Sustainability and the Environment

 

Our focus does not begin and end with sports, and we are passionate about the creation of a

sustainable environment for our community.  

The Pavilion / Classroom Building will be a highly sustainable building consistent with our Park’s sustainability mission: being responsible to the environment by reaching for a net zero energy facility by incorporating solar photovoltaic power and thermal systems, contributing in every way possible to regenerate rather than deplete our natural resources. 

Our enthusiasm for sustainability began in 2008 when GSP was inducted as a Champion Level in the previous Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia to honor our commitment and proven engagement in sustainability practices. Although that program ended, our efforts to be a leader in environmental sustainability continues as GSP strives to set the example for other athletic parks and community facilities.

We have received a $100,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s Grants to Green funding program to add energy efficient lighting fixtures and water saving mechanisms.

The park already draws in people from many different backgrounds, giving GSP the ability to generate more public support and awareness about the environment and importance of sustainability. It is our plan to instill positive environmental practices into our youth development programs year-round at the park and in the after-school programs conducted through our non-profit partners.

Our future plans for delivering on our social responsibility for the environment will focus on increasing visitor awareness of our sustainability success; improving on our environmental approach of maintaining our property and constructing a cross country / nature walking trail. Our objective is to be one of the “greenest” facilities of this type in the metro Atlanta area.   

              

Investment in Sports and the Community

 

Georgia Sports Park prides itself in providing a first-class facility to a community that

otherwise would have limited recreational green space. The completion of this Pavilion /

Classroom Building will make it possible for Georgia Sports Park to serve a greater number of

youth and provide a wider range of programs to meet both the immediate and future needs

of the community. 

Ever Forward Partners

We have seen an outpouring of support from the local since GSP opened. The concept and implementation has been widely supported by individuals, corporations, and foundations throughout Georgia.

 

Georgia Sports Park Ever Forward Partners

City of East Point

Concorde Fire Soccer Club

Atlanta Flying Disk Club

 

 

We also want to recognize the Parks long term partners.

The original construction of the park, programs, and further improvements have been supported through grants from The Woodruff Foundation, Tenet Healthcare, The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, Trees Atlanta, and The Pittulloch Foundation as well as the GSP, CFSC and AFDC boards. Other support has come from local businesses, including hotels, healthcare providers and restaurants.  

Sponsors


 

Program Partners


Concorde Fire Soccer Club

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Mailing Address:

860 Johnson Ferry Road

Suite 140-329

Atlanta, GA 30342

Office Address:

5881 Glenridge Drive

Suite 210

Atlanta, GA 30328

Telephone: 404-847-0096

Fax: 404-420-2930

Email:

info@concordefire.com

Since 1982, Concorde Fire has had success in many areas of the game of soccer from the early teaching of young people to play the game through the development of teams to be state champions.

They are one of the founding partners of GSP and the lead Program Partner at the park.

Atlanta Flying Disc Club

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5684, Atlanta, Georgia 31107-0684

For general queries, email info@afdc.com

The Atlanta Flying Disc Club is dedicated to promoting the sport of Ultimate in Atlanta. The AFDC, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1978, incorporated in '88, and currently has over 2500 members.

Atlanta District Amateur Soccer League


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Mailing Address:

PO Box 995

Lilburn, GA 30048

Office/Scoreline:

770-381-9615

Email: admin@adasl.com

The ADASL, founded in 1967, is the premier amateur soccer league in Georgia. It is intended for the competitive amateur player who is interested in playing at the highest possible level.





Host Hotel


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Official Sponsor Hotel of GSP

Hampton Inn & Suites

3450 Creek Pointe Drive

East Point, GA 30344

Phone:  (404) 344-4474

Distance to GSP:

2.2 miles

Call for Rates





Sign Sponsors



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Jason’s Deli

3755 Carmia Dr Ste 1210

Atlanta, GA 30331

(404) 344-4844

Healthy food, sandwiches, soups, salads, etc.

Delivery and Catering available. Ask about their box lunch deal.

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Tavern @ JR Crickets

3560 Camp Creek Pkwy

East Point  GA 30344

(404) 349-9285

Bar and Grill good for Dining and Nightlife, Catering available.

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A Smile 4 U

Pleasure Dentistry

2788 Bayard Street

East Point, GA 30344

(770) 407-8700

General, Pediatric, and Orthodontic dentistry services in a pleasant and child friendly environment



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Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic

2045 Peachtree Rd NE # 700

Atlanta, GA 30309-1417

(404) 355-0743

POC has been serving the orthopaedic needs of the Atlanta community for more than 50 (+) years. The practice includes 27 highly-skilled specialists...as well as three physical rehabilitation locations, a state-of-the-art surgical center, and an MRI facility

OUR TEAM TAKING CARE OF YOUR TEAM

Emory Sports Medicine Center

Phone: 404-778-7777

Emory Sports Medicine is here to take care of you and your child’s sports injuries.  We make every effort to see all athletes within 48 hours.  Call us today to ‘Go where the players go!’ 


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LAS Atlanta Office:

1201 Peachtree St., Ste. 300

400 Colonly Square

Atlanta, GA 30361

Tel: 887-929-1400

Fax: 887-929-1401

info@lasarchitect.com

Lord, Aeck & Sargent is a full-service, award-winning architectural firm with over 3,000 projects completed

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Solution Property Group

1201 Peachtree St., Ste 1010

400 Colony Square

Atlanta, Georgia 30361

Tel: 404-879-2100

Fax: 404-879-2111

janet@solutionproperty.com

Solution Property Group is a commercial real estate firm specializing in the investment and development of industrial and suburban office parks.

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Mailing Address for Main Campus

1662 Rugby Avenue

College Park, GA 30337

Phone: 404.765.4000

Woodward Academy is the largest independent day school in the continental United States. Offering a full-range of college preparatory instructional tracks to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on two campuses.


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King Green Atlanta

6068 Buford Hwy.

Norcross, GA 30071

Fax: (770) 447-0333

King GREEN is dedicated to providing the finest service available to your home, lawn and landscape. Founder Charlie King has been in the turf grass industry for over 29 years...

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Anthony Joseph, Chair

ajoseph@cintl.com

404-681-0300

America Scores addresses the principal problems affecting youth: obesity and illiteracy.


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Superior Essex Inc.

6120 Powers Ferry Road,

Suite 150,

Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 770-657-6000

Superior Essex is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of wire and cable products.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 


Field Name Sponsors
John C. Lee Family

Duke Realty

Eben and Mimi Hardie Family

Georgia Soccer Park Partners

Concorde Fire Soccer Club

Atlanta Flying Disc Club