Coca-Cola’s headquarters is just down the street from the park on North Avenue and its World of Coca-Cola attraction is on the park’s north side.
Coke also is donating $500,000 to the PATH Foundation in its goal to connect Centennial Olympic Park to the city’s westside neighborhoods with new bike and pedestrian trails and improved landscaping.
Others receiving portions of the Coca-Cola donation:
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights: $250,000 for Operation Inspiration, a program that underwrites admission fees for students attending metro Atlanta Title 1 schools.
Atlanta Union Mission: $50,000 for vocational training and life stabilization skills programs for women living at My Sister’s House.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta: $30,000 for new 2016 exhibits.