GYROKINESIS® movement training is now being taught at Nirvana Yoga on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 – 5:30 in Grant Park. Nirvana Yoga is located at 464 Cherokee Ave, suite 201, above the Dakota Blue restaurant. Gyrokinesis is a relatively new exercise form that was originally referred to as yoga for dancers and feels like a combination of yoga, pilates, and tai chi. It focuses on circular movements of the spine, breathing, and continuous flow to develop improved body awareness, core strength, flexibility, and movement integration.

Gyrokinesis increases the functional capacity of the entire body in a harmonious way and leaves one feeling energized, strong, relaxed, and focused. It was developed by injured dancer Juliu Horvath as a way to bring movement back into and strengthen his body and is suitable for movers of all experience levels.  The classes are taught by long time Grant Park resident Sally Radell. Radell is on the dance faculty at Emory University and has a strong commitment to the study of movement in all its forms. Exercise attire and a mat are recommended for class participation. Join us in the never-ending quest for balance, flow, and strength in our bodies through the gyrokinesis work!
For more information contact Sally Radell at [email protected] or 404-606-1604  
Gyrokinesis Classes at Nirvana Yoga Studio in Grant Park- Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30  
464 Cherokee Avenue, suite 201 (upstairs)
Atlanta, GA 30312
Class Rates: Drop-In $12; Students, teachers and seniors (62+) $10
See website for class card rates.
(Nirvana Yoga is located two blocks south of I-20 on Cherokee Avenue. It is in the commercial building right above the Dakota Blue restaurant at the northwest corner of Grant Park.)
For a very limited time, we're offering a 30-Day FitStarter program as part of Scoutmob's Hand-Picked deals. Check it out here:

This has sold out for two years in a row, so get yours today!
Be a part of a new Grant Park volunteer group!

Friends of the Atlanta Police Mounted Patrol Facility

The next meeting will be:

The Atlanta Police Department Mounted Patrol Facility is located at the South end of Cherokee Ave. The Grant Park Neighborhood Association is starting a "Friends of" group to help provide volunteers who would like to assist in any way that may be needed, raise funds to fulfill wish list needs for the officers and horses, and raise funds for a more appropriate fence facing Grant St which many neighbors see to and from work. This area of Grant St will also see growth in the way of multi-use development and be a major access road to the Atlanta Beltline. We're getting a head start on beautification!

Neighbors are always welcome to visit the barn to feed the horses and talk with the officers. 
Barn visitation times are from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.

There is also manure available - free for the taking!

For more information please contact:
Jenn Bateman
[email protected]
Parkside Elementary School - 685 Mercer St
Parkside Elementary School Supply Wish List
Starting the week of July 28th from 9am to 3pm drop off your school supply donations at Parkside during the first couple weeks of school.
Supplies will be given to teachers and students based on need. This is an easy and great way to support Grant Park's traditional, neighborhood Title I school! 

Nicholas House - 830 Boulevard
The Grant Park Nicholas House is a transitional housing shelter for homeless families. They are collecting backpacks with school supplies in them for the children who reside there. Call (404) 622-0793 ext.106 to ask what they need in the backpacks and to drop them off.
They also need volunteers for other needs. Just ask to learn how you can help!

The Center for Working Families
Help distribute 500 backpacks!
Don't have time to go shopping? You can donate money, and The Center for Working Families will shop and put the backpacks together for you to distribute to local children in need. In the "I want my donation to be dedicated" field, please put "Grant Park" so your neighboring communities know we're helping!

Thank you in advance for any contribution you can make! 
4.01 Residential Membership in the Association shall be limited to individuals who (1) are at least 18 years of age, (2) reside in the Grant Park neighborhood, as defined by the City of Atlanta in its delimitation of the geographic scope of Neighborhood Planning Unit W, and (3) are registered on the official membership roll.
4.02 Business and Non-Profit Memberships [hereinafter referred to as the Business(es)] in the Association shall be limited to (1) businesses located within Grant Park neighborhood as defined by the City of Atlanta and it’s delimitation of the geographic scope of Neighborhood Planning Unit W, (2) one individual of that business who is a representative of that business, and (3) is registered on the official membership roll.
4.03 4.02 A request for membership is effectuated by registering on the member sign-in sheet available at regular membership meetings of the Association, using complete and accurate information. The Vice-President of the Association shall record any new member on the official membership roll, upon verification of eligibility under Section 4.01 and/or 4.02.
4.04 4.03 Membership in the Association is obtained following attendance of one regular membership meeting, assuming both the membership requirements of Section 4.01 and/or 4.02 and the registration requirements of Section 4.03 4.02 are met. Voting privileges are obtained by a member upon attendance at their second regular membership meeting.
4.05 4.04 Any member may resign by notifying the Vice-President of said intent.
4.06 4.05 The Association does not discriminate in its membership on the basis of age, race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or citizenship status of the individual member.
4.07 4.06 Membership is automatically revoked when a member’s primary residence or business ceases to be in the Grant Park neighborhood, as defined in Section 4.01 and/or 4.02.
4.08 In no event shall any person be eligible for more than one membership vote.

The week of January 23rd we had reports of at least two Grant Park neighbors having converters stolen from Toyota 4-runners.  Both thefts were Broyles-Glenwood streets.
One victim did some research and found a device that might help deter the theft at and
For those residents who have a cars parked on the street, it might be worth researching these devices. Honda Element and CRVare 2 vehicles that have been mentioned as targets.
If taking better care of yourself was part of your 2012 new year resolution, let us help. Come in for a new patient exam and x-rays for just $99.  We also except most insurance plans as well as peachstate, dentaquest and other medicaid plans.

Don't put it off any longer, call today for an appointment. 404-624-1230
I am an American Heart Association certified instructor and can schedule a class with you immediately.  Please contact Allison Miller at [email protected] or 678.358.5593.  Happy Holidays!

The Atlanta Swim School offers best of class swimming instruction in the heart of Atlanta. The organization, founded by Sabir Muhammad, 10 time American Swimming Record Holder and NCAA Champion at Stanford University. Muhammad believes that swimming is not just a sport, but a vital life saving skill. This led to the creation of his learn-to-swim initiative—the Atlanta Swim School. The Atlanta Swim School offers lessons for students of all ages, from infancy to adulthood, and believes that anyone, at any age or economic background, can benefit from swimming. Currently, the school is offering classes ranging from parent and tot to adult classes. Sessions are five weeks offering up to 15 classes per sessions, join at anytime. To learn more visit or call 404-597-7033
This is a WHOLE FOOD Cleanse, so there is nothing artificial involved. The supplements used are 100%whole food sources, combined with a specified whole food diet including fruits, vegetables, rice, specific oils and spices. You can add fish or chicken during the last half of the cleanse as well.

The investment is $225 and includes your supplements for the 21 Days and 5 yoga sessions at the Cafe of Life.

We will start on January 9, 2012-- but need your pre-paid commitment by JAN 3, 2012!

You can call us at 404.917.4992 for more information or come by and pick up a booklet with all of the information available.

In Health,
April Warhola, Chiropractor
Grant Park Pet Sitting provides a professional pet sitting service at your home when you can't be there.

Bonded and Insured

Member of Georgia Network of Professional Petsitters, Inc.

Covering Southeast Atlanta neighborhoods: Grant park, Ormewood park, Benteen park, Boulevard Heights, Cabbagetown, Glenwood Park, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Inman Park and Candler Park.

For details, please visit

When your pets receive the love, attention and exercise they need, they experience feelings of well-being and become calmer, happier family members.

Let us help you simplify your holiday celebration.
A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors...

Dakota Blue

Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

Doc Chey's Grant Park

Grant Park Coffee House

Hill Street Tavern


Mi Barrio

Six Feet Under

The Republic Social House

Tin Lizzy's Grant Park

Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for providing the space for us to party in!

The Split Level's provided great live music!

Fernando Fernandez was a great Master of Ceremonies!

Special thanks to our Grant Park Fundraising Committee efforts led by Zayra Fosse and Nikkia Hammonds!

And thanks to all who came and had a great time. Your costumes were hilarious (pictures here)!!

A Design Group Atlanta, LLC stands out in the residential and light commercial design community as a specialty group created to help clients through the design process required to update, build, plan and permit a project. We are an award winning and multi-published professional group well known for our renovation, new construction and historical work. Take a moment and look at our website. We think you'll find you want to keep us in mind for that project you are thinking about.

City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Solid Waste 3 n 1

3 Core Services in 1 Day 4 Our Customers”

Southeast Atlanta's Day is Tuesday


Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Public Works continues to improve on our service delivery. Effective August 1, 2011, we will begin citywide quadrant based weekly collection service for household garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings. Three core services in one day concentrated in the NW, NE, SW, and SE quadrants of the city.

1. Why the change?
We recognize that change is critical to our survival in order to meet the expressed needs of our customer in a more energy efficient and cost effective way.  The new 3 n 1 system will allow the City to address issues such as:

  • unbalanced route size and configuration
  • bulk waste collection challenges
  • residential street sweeping, and
  • lack of education and enforcement capabilities

2. What are the benefits to making a change in collections?
The new 3 n 1 collection service will allow for:

  • concentrated efforts in a given area
  • reduced carbon emissions
  • reduced missed collections, and
  • no additional cost to customers.

3. Will there be any additional services effective August 1, 2011?
3 n 1 will also provide for additional services such as scheduled residential street sweeping, bulk waste pick-up, and concentrated solid waste education and enforcement.

4. Will all services continue to be collected on the same day?
Household garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings will continue to be collected weekly on the same day.
5. How will customers be notified of their new collection day?
In addition to public notification via media announcement and public meetings, notification is being directly delivered to residential customers via: 
  • Hanger notices on Herbies
  •  Postcard mailer
  • July & August water bills, and
  • Reminder phone call on July 31, 2011

6. If I live on a street that is defined as a boundary how do I know what my new collection day is?
The customer’s collection day is defined by the quadrant their address resides in, i.e. NW, NE, SE or SW.

7. Will backyard customers be impacted by the change?
Backyard collections will not change until January 2012.  January 2012 backyard pick up customers will receive service the same as regular pick up customers per the posted scheduled.

8. How will bulk waste be handled?
Effective August 1, 2011 you will no longer have to call Public Works to request bulk waste pick up.  We will collect bulk items once per month within each quadrant of the City as follows:

  • Northeast – 1st Monday of the 1st week of each month
  • Southeast – 2nd Monday of the 2nd week of each month
  • Southwest – 3rd Monday of the 3rd week of each month
  • Northwest – 4th Monday of the 4th week of each month

This schedule is a guide to show the starting date per quadrant. We will work in each quadrant until streets are completed. We will post notices at neighborhood entrances prior to pick up.
When there is a 5th week in a given month, that time will be used to recheck areas throughout the city where bulk collection may have been delayed due to weather or resource issues.

9. Is there a fee for bulk waste pick-up?
Currently there is not a fee for bulk waste pickup.  This is a service that is included in the overall Solid Waste bill.  However, Public Works will be seeking legislation in the near future to implement a special service fee for bulk pick up requests beyond the established once per month pick up schedule. Until the new service fee is  implemented, we encourage customers to use the defined pick up schedule.

10. What are the guidelines for bulk waste pick-up? 

  • Bulk waste refers to materials with a total weight, volume and/or size too large for the City’s residential garbage collection trucks to remove. This includes items such as appliances, large furniture, large piles of tree branches, large metal or wooden playground equipment, or similar items. 
  • Yard trimmings in excess of piles 4 ft in length and 6 inches in diameter are considered as a bulk waste pick up and will not be picked up on the scheduled pick up day for household garbage and recycling. Bulk yard trimming will be picked up per the posted bulk pick up scheduled described above.
  • As a result of the new Solid Waste 3N1 service initiative, bulk items will be picked once per month per the posted bulk pick up scheduled described above. 
  • Place all items scheduled for pick up at the curb on the Sunday of the scheduled per the posted bulk pick up scheduled described above.

11. How will residential street sweeping be scheduled?
Residential street sweeping will be done by quadrant of the city, allowing for residential streets to be swept four times per year as follows for the remainder of calendar year 2011:

  • Northeast – August
  • Southeast – September
  • Southwest – October
  • Northwest - November

The rotation will continue as follows December 2011 through 2012:

  • Northeast – December 2011
  • Southeast – January 2012
  • Southwest – February 2012
  • Northwest – March 2012
  • Northeast – April 2012
  • Southeast – May 2012
  • Southwest – June 2012
  • Northwest – July 2012
  • Northeast – August 2012
  • Southeast – September 2012
  • Southwest – October 2012
  • Northwest – November 2012

This rotation will continue unless otherwise noted. Signs will be posted at neighborhood entrances and a schedule will be posted online.
Please visit our website for updates:

12. Will there be any parking restrictions to accommodate street sweeping?
Street sweeping in residential areas will occur during day time hours.  “No Parking” notices will be posted 72 hours prior to the sweeping day.  The “No Parking” notices will include the day, date, and time for the sweeping service.

13. Will right of way cutting and de-littering be scheduled the same as 3 n 1?
Right of way cutting operates on a separate schedule.  For more information, please visit:

14.  How will the new Solid Waste 3n1 impact the holiday service schedule?

  • MLK, Jr., Day, Next day pick-up      
  • Memorial Day, Next day pick-up     
  • Independence Day, Next day pick-up
  • Labor Day, Next day pick-up            
  • Veterans Day, No Change to Service - Regular Collections
  • Thanksgiving, No Change to Service - Regular Collections 
  • Christmas Day, No Change to Service - Regular Collections
  • New Years Day, No Change to Service - Regular Collections

Holidays that fall on Monday will delay all pickups for that week by one day. Holidays that fall on Friday, Saturday or Sunday do not impact regularly schedule pick up days. Collection continues on the customer’s regularly scheduled pick up day.

For more information, please visit:
City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Office of Solid Waste Services Phone: (404) 330-6333 - Email: public [email protected] Website:

Join us to help share the history of this great city by becoming an Atlanta Preservation Center walking tour guide and telling the story of Atlanta through one of our ten tours, including Grant Park!

If you are interested in becoming an Atlanta Preservation Center guide or would like more information, please contact:
Paul Hammock
Coordinator of Education and Tours
404.688.3353 x13
[email protected]
Information about the Atlanta Preservation Center’s Walking tours can be found on our website at

We had a great response to our first request for Neighborhood Watch Block Captains!  The image to the right shows our current list of volunteers and streets that are covered.  We still need more Block Captains to ensure all streets have one.  

If you're interested in being a Block Captain, please send an email to Michael Connelly at [email protected].  Michael will collect your name and address so we can mark the street off as having a Block Captain.

If you have sent an email to Michael already, please be patient and refrain from sending a second email.  

Michael will send an email to all volunteers in the next 2 weeks that will announce the date of our first Block Captain meeting.  At that meeting we will discuss what the responsibilities are.  It's not going to be a cumbersome job, but we do recommend that you don't mind meeting your neighbors to inform them of the program and to request minimal contact information from them.

For questions and more information, please be at the GPNA Neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, March 15th at 7:30pm in the ARC Building, Zoo Atlanta World Theater - Cherokee Street parking lot.  When you're facing the zoo, park in the back right corner and go through the gates in the back right corner of the parking lot.

Plan of action:

  • Recruit neighbors to volunteer to be Block Captains.  The goal is to have a Block Captain for each street where it makes sense. 
  • Have a Block Captain meeting to learn our roles and responsibilities.
  • Block Captains introduce themselves to their neighbors and collect relevant contact information with which to contact their neighbors regarding important safety information.
  • Have fun with this!  We'll get to know our neighbors better through a shared interest in safety, block parties, or whatever creative ideas we come up with.
In case you haven't heard, Park Atlanta is ticketing in Grant Park. Although many residents and park visitors have been parking in front of No Parking signs or on the curb for over ten years, Park Atlanta is here and they are, in fact, ticketing. Park Atlanta has branched out of the downtown area and is ticketing in the neighboring areas. Please understand that you MAY be ticketed for parking on the road where it is deemed a "No Parking" area by use of a sign. You may also get a ticket for parking on the curb. Please do not make the mistake of parking in the wrong direction on the street or in front of a fire hydrant.

Georgia Code 40-6-203
(a) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall:
(1) Stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
(A) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge of a curb of a street;
(B) On a sidewalk;
(C) Within an intersection;
(D) On a crosswalk;
(E) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
(F) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
(G) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
(H) On any railroad tracks;
(I) On any controlled-access highway;
(J) In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers; or
(K) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
(2) Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
(A) In front of a public or private driveway;
(B) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
(C) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(D) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
(E) Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of such entrance (when properly posted); or
(F) At any place where official signs prohibit standing; or
(3) Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers:
(A) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
(B) At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
(b) No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any prohibited area or to such a distance away from the curb as is unlawful.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any vehicle used solely for the purpose of collecting municipal solid waste or recovered materials as defined in Code Section 12-8-22 may stop or stand on the road, street, or highway for the sole purpose of collecting such waste or materials; provided, however, that such vehicle shall maintain flashing hazard lights at all times that it is engaged in stopping or standing for the purpose of waste or materials collection.
Where: 575 Boulevard SE Atlanta, GA 30312
When: Weekly from Wed, October 13 through Wed November 17, 6:45-8:00 PM.
Instructor: Dr. Brian Luckett (
Cost: $150

How to Register: By phone: (770) 841-0697 or email: [email protected]

Whether you want to take the first steps toward mastering the guitar or just want to have fun learning about a new instrument, our beginning guitar class is for you! This class is designed for those who have little or no experience with the guitar and/or those with no experience in reading music and no knowledge of basic theory. It provides a comprehensive fingerstyle approach to the guitar, allowing the student to play without stylistic or technical boundaries and enjoy the full capabilities of the instrument.

Topics and Techniques Covered:
• Basic guitar technique with plucked single line melodies
• Strummed simple chord progressions
• Basic music theory, reading standard music notation, rhythmic skills and

Regular out-of-class practice is expected for the student to progress.

Materials (Please bring guitar and text to the first class)

o Acoustic guitar (nylon string is preferred but not necessary)
o Text: A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar, Book 1, Second Edition. by
Charles Duncan
**We will have the text available for purchase at the first class or you can
find it on Amazon. Be sure to get the second edition.

Suggested: A portable music stand and a footstool.

Atlanta, GA 30312
Fulton County
GPNA General Meeting
3rd Tuesday of Month 7:30 PM - 9 PM from Jul 19, 2022 
Presented by: Grant Park Neighborhood
This is the general meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association, and all are welcome! GPNA 2022 Meeting Agendas & Minutes:
GPNA at the Grant Park Farmers Market
Sunday, Jul 31, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Aug 28, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022 9 AM to 1 PM
Presented by: Grant Park Neighborhood
The Beacon - Visit the GPNA booth at the Grant Park Farmers market!

More information of the Grant Park Farmers Market:
Al Harris
404-849-5563  President, Organized Neighbors of Summerh

Chris Newman

Mr. Jeffrey E. Rogers Sr.
404-520-5333  Engineer/Principal, DeuceAnt LLC

La Toya S Chambers
678-596-3246  Human Resources Consultant, DestinationHR, Ltd

Stephanie Taylor Warner
404-483-9449  Technical Support & Database Development, Right Brain Technology, Inc.