FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2017
Media Contact: Paige Sullivan
Downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park Presents
“Summer in Woodruff” Program Series
Free community programming scheduled June through August
ATLANTA – Woodruff Park, Downtown Atlanta’s beloved greenspace, will launch its summer programming series today, enticing a variety of Downtown audiences—from weekday professionals to weekend visitors— to enjoy the park’s amenities during the summer months.
In support of the park’s long-standing efforts to promote wellness, park-goers can enjoy free weekly meditation classes on Tuesdays during lunch and free vinyasa yoga classes on Saturday mornings. Both sets of classes will be facilitated by professional instructors and are ideal for beginners and experts alike.
Capitalizing on the Woodruff Park Reading Room’s vibrant weekday activity, a lineup of local musical talent will perform each week during the “Wednesdays at Woodruff” set, energizing this already popular lunchtime hotspot with live concert performances.
Finally, a brand new program will make its debut. Beginning June 22, the public can participate in free guided tours of the park three times a month, during which the history of the park and its surrounding neighborhood will be explored, in addition to park points of interest and nearby public art.
This new program series highlights Woodruff Park’s exciting revitalization, stewarded by Ansley Whipple, the recently-hired Woodruff Park Project Manager.
“We are excited to launch a summer program series that includes opportunities for the community to enjoy this public space,” Whipple said. “We are always open to community partnerships that bring programming to Woodruff and feel that this is the beginning of an exciting period of growth for the park.”
Summer in Woodruff At-a-Glance Schedule:
Woodruff Park is located at 91 Peachtree St NW
- Tuesdays (through August 29), 12:00-12:30 p.m., Meditation Classes by the Water Wall
- Wednesdays (through August 3), 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Wednesdays in Woodruff music performances, Reading Room
- Alternating Thursdays + Second Sundays (in perpetuity), 12:00-1:00 p.m., Guided Park Tours, Main Lawn
- Saturdays (through August 26), 9:00-10:00 a.m., Vinyasa Yoga Classes, Main Lawn
To explore the Summer in Woodruff programming schedule, visit www.WoodruffPark.com
Follow Woodruff Park online at Facebook.com/WoodruffPark and @WoodruffPark on Instagram.
About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 240 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.
About Woodruff Park: Originally known as Central City Park in the 1970s, Woodruff Park was created through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company. Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. ADID is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development. The park offers visitors a variety of recreation stations and facilities scattered throughout its beautifully manicured six acres.