Summerhill Wish List: Hank Aaron Park

As part of the Park Pride Visioning Process, the Organized Neighbors of Summerhill present ideas for the future.

The residents in the Summerhill neighborhood prepared a Vision Plan for their parks with assistance from Park Pride.

The idea: Build Hank Aaron Park.

A frequent topic of discussion during the Visioning process was preserving the original/famous Hank Aaron baseline that exists in the middle of the Turner Field parking lot. This plan proposes the landmark remain publicly accessible as a park. Parking/paving infrastructure would be replaced with grass lawn and a clay baseline, as in professional sports arenas. Trees should be used only on the northern and eastern perimeter to prevent shading of the turf.

Estimated cost of $3,000,000