Summerhill Wish List: Turner Park Buffer

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 "Turner Park" as a buffer between the stadium visitors and the homes in the neighborhood.

The opportunity to buffer existing residential/single family uses from presumably higher-density, more active redevelopment on the Turner Field parking lot was seen as a community priority. There are also opportunities to collect rainwater off streets (possibly including the interstate) and nearby buildings in this series of parks. It is hoped that a significant amount of water can be intercepted by the parks to help alleviate down-pipe flooding.

Price: $4,000,000