New park installation unveiled Thursday

The city of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation and Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new installation of the Martin Luther King Jr. park playground 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the park, 112 Boulevard, NE.

Councilmember Hall, the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, officials from the National Park Service and community members will discuss the importance of this project for the community.

The new playground is a replacement of the Hope-Hill Martin Luther King Jr. park playground that was open from the 1990s through 2009. With the support of the National Park Service, Hope-Hill Elementary and Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church leadership along with various other community members, the department was able to create a new design for the playground that met the needs of the community, park visitors and the students of Hope-Hill Elementary.

There will be a designated free play time from 11 a.m. to noon.