Commissioner Hall joins Mayor Keisha Bottoms, Arthur Blank, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the unveiling of John F. Kennedy Park

Commissioner Hall joins NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, partners of #OneAtlanta, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for the official unveiling of the John F. Kennedy Park in her District 4 community. The NFL Foundation made a $1 million contribution for the renovated park, which cost a total of $2.4 million. Other contributors were the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by Atlanta-based partners – the Chick-fil-A Foundation, Park Pride, Primerica, and WXIA. The John F. Kennedy Park is located adjacent to the Hollis Innovation Academy, and it is central to the Westside neighborhoods. The students now have a field for athletic, exercise and outdoor activities.  The renovated John F. Kennedy Park will give children an opportunity to spend “more time away from technology and more time outside,” Blank said, before adding it also would be good for adults to spend more time away from technology.

John F. Kennedy Park

Address: 225 James P. Brawley Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Phone: (404) 215-2823



Arthur Blank on new Westside park: ‘It is a great moment for our city


City of Atlanta Announces New Warming Center Activation Protocol and Criteria

The city of Atlanta has integrated new warming centers for the upcoming winter temperatures. It is important that the new criteria considered has been released and reaches those in need.

“Effective immediately, the City of Atlanta will expedite resources and assistance to those seeking shelter from inclement weather,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

City officials will be on a constant evaluation of capacities to provide the necessary services as the winter progresses.

Please see the shelter information and locations below:

Capacity at 40 degrees

Capacity at 35 degrees

Capacity at 32 degrees

Men – 30

Women – 10

Youth – 100

Families – 23

Total: 163 beds

Men – 125

Women – 64

Youth – 100

Families – 23

Total: 312 beds

Men – 225

Women – 100

Youth – 100

Families – 33

Total: 458 beds





Activation Criteria

Salvation Army 400 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 30 men, 10 women, and 3 families 40 degrees and below; 5 pm for referral and regular entry at 9 pm
Solomon’s Temple 2836 Springdale Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 20 families (women and children) 40 degrees and below, entry at 4 pm
Gateway Center / Evolution 275 Pryor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 35 men and 10 women 35 degrees and below; entry at 7:30 pm
Atlanta Mission – The Shepard’s Inn 165 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 50 men 35 degrees and below; entry at 8am-10am
Atlanta Mission – My Sister’s House 921 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 10 women 35 degrees and below; entry at 8:15 am
Trinity – Action Ministries 265 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 9 women 35 degrees and below; entry at 8 pm
City of Refuge 1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314 5 women 35 degrees and below; entry at 4:30 pm
City Baptist Rescue Mission 316 Peters St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313 10 men 35 degrees and below; entry at 4:30 pm
Donna Center 866 Warner Street SW, Atlanta 30310 20 women 35 degrees and below; entry at 4 pm
Covenant House 1559 Johnson Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 100 youth ages 18-24 40 degrees and below; 24/7
City of Atlanta – Old Adamsville 3404 Delmar Ln NW, Atlanta, GA 30331 100 men, 35 women, 10 families 32 degrees and below; entry at 6 pm

Shelter and outreach partners include:

Gateway Center, Salvation Army, Solomon’s Temple, Atlanta Mission, Action Ministries, City of Refuge, City Baptist Rescue Mission, Donna Center, Covenant House, Georgia Works, Intown Collaborative Ministries, HOPE Atlanta, and Fulton County.

Youth Commission Application

Fulton County needs future young leaders who want to serve their commission districts on behalf of their peers and learn how to influence public policy.   Applications for service on the 2018-2019 Youth Commission are now available until May  25, 2018.

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