Our friends at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia have just sent us a great ‘Happy Anniversary’ video!
Thanks to Lisa and her colleagues who braved some rather cold weather to film and share their Centennial Park with us during the 125th Anniversary celebrations of Centennial Park, Sydney.
Check out the great video here…
Thanks guys, brilliant!
Learn something about Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta…
Less than two decades ago, Centennial Olympic Park’s neighborhood was a run-down part of town. That all began to change on the day Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games CEO Billy Payne gazed out his office window and a brilliant inspiration came to him – to convert a multi-block eyesore into a glorious gathering spot for visitors and residents to enjoy during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and for years to come.
Atlanta responded to that vision with tremendous support. The estimated $75 million in development costs came entirely from private-sector donations – contributions in the form of commemorative bricks, funds raised by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and local philanthropic foundation grants.
This community support, coupled with the willingness of the State of Georgia to take the lead in the Park’s development and to assume ownership after the Games, transformed a dream into a grand reality – Centennial Olympic Park.
Following the Olympic Games, a large portion of the park was closed and redesigned for daily public use. A gala commemoration weekend in March 1998 introduced the newly landscaped Park and its expanded amenities.
Today, this unique 21-acre park performs a dual mission: it serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games and it anchors efforts to revitalize residential and commercial development in Georgia’s capital city of Atlanta.
Centennial Park’s of the world unite!
This is the latest well-wishing that has come in from a Centennial Park around the world. Check out some of our previous posts:
- Centennial Park in Frederick, Colorado (USA)
- Centennial Park in Davenport, Iowa (USA) and Newcastle, NSW
We’ve also received messages from Centennial Park’s in Canada, New Zealand and across Australia. What a great little club to be part of!