In 2014, leadership of the Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Association engaged BH&A to perform a fundraising feasibility study for Phase II of the Duck Pond Park‘s Century Plan.
Duck Pond Park drains 112 acres as part of the Peachtree Creek Watershed. In recent decades, increased storm water run-off has lead to stream bank and land erosion, flooding, increased siltation, and loss of trees and vegetation at the park, issues which the Century Plan and accompanying capital campaign will address.
As of February 2015, the campaign is just short of reaching its $550,000 goal, with over one-half of the support coming from individual gifts. Funds raised to date come from neighbors, friends, and community organizations, including a lead gift of $100,000 from Park Pride.
What They Say
One of our best decisions was engaging Barbara Howell to do a feasibility study for our campaign in 2014. Her process and her report gave our board members an independent assessment of what we could realistically expect to raise and a fund-raising plan we could execute. Barbara also introduced us to the philanthropic community and helped us build some important and meaningful relationships.
– Peggy Allumbaugh (née McCormick), Campaign Chair
About the Duck Pond Park
The Duck Pond Park is a 7.5 acre park located 1 block away from Peachtree Road in Buckhead. Originally part of a development by pioneering Atlanta developer Eretus Rivers, for over 100 years it has served as a serene natural environment and refuge for over 40 species of birds. The park is maintained by the Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Association (whose support comes from annual dues) and a grant from the Ladies of the Lake Garden Club.
Ducklings at Lakeview, photo courtesy Warren Grant
Duck Pond Park Master Plan