Bank of America Lends Helping Hands for Newly-Installed Woodruff Park Playground
A group of volunteers from Bank of America rolled up their sleeves to help prepare the site of the new playground in Downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park. From 8:30 to 10:30 on the morning of July 13, more than 30 volunteers helped to landscape the surrounding area and ready the playground structure before its official debut on July 17.
Bank of America served an integral role in bringing the playground to fruition. Through a generous grant, Bank of America provided the funding for Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) to host an international competition to select the winning design for the playground. Additionally, the company provided financial support for the construction of the playground, which was engineered and constructed by Landscape Structures Inc.
“I am very proud that the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has provided the funding and that our local bank associates have also volunteered their time to create this innovative playground for children, families and all generations to enjoy in the heart of Downtown Atlanta,” said Geri Thomas, Georgia market president for Bank of America. “We have a long-held commitment to supporting a vibrant Downtown, and the unveiling of the ATL Playground in Woodruff Park is a wonderful milepost for our city to celebrate.”
On July 17, CAP and ADID will celebrate the official opening of the Woodruff Park playground with an opening celebration and press conference. Among those in attendance will be Mayor Kasim Reed, Bank of America Georgia Market President Geri P. Thomas, Landscape Structures President Pat Faust and Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall.
“Bank of America has been with us every step of the way in bringing this wonderful structure to Downtown Atlanta. We express the utmost gratitude to the company, and cannot wait to open the playground to the children of Downtown’s many residents and visitors,” said A.J. Robinson, president of CAP and ADID.
The playground is a part of Woodruff Park’s two-phase Master Plan, a privately-funded long-term initiative for Downtown’s six acres of green space.