Emmet Park

In 1957, at the request of the City’s Park and Tree Commission, the Club began its rescue and revitalization of Emmet Park, once the common land of the Georgia Colony. This ten-year task, financed in part by local businesses, produced a twelve-block oasis of plants, shrubs, lawns, brick walks, iron fencing and the planting of 13,950 bulbs!


The park before and after restoration is pictured below. At right is a picture of the presentation in 1962 of the Rich's Civic Beautification Award being given to Trustees' members, Mrs.Henry Dunn and Mrs. Carl Espy. 

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