Fayetteville dedicates park in memory of Pota Coston

The dedication ceremony for the Pota Coston Memorial Garden and Monument at Kenwood Park in Fayetteville has been set for 11 a.m. March 25. The Memorial Garden will open to the public at 10 a.m.

With widespread community support, the fully-funded project is a first of its kind, honoring a trailblazing civic activist who in 2015 became the first African American to serve on the Fayette County Board of Commissioners. After her death six months into her term, a committee was formed to find an appropriate way to honor and preserve Pota Coston’s legacy. The result is a beautiful memorial and garden with engraved pavers designed to encourage peaceful reflection.

Overflow parking will be available at Kenwood First Baptist Church, 229 Kenwood Road (corner of Kenwood Road and Hwy 279), with shuttle service to the park for the event that is expected to draw several hundred attendees.

Information: Lelia Richardson at 404-580-6984 or email at

The rain date is April 1.

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