Atlanta ContactPoint has proposed to the state of Georgia to acquire Pullman Yard and transform it from an abandoned industrial site to active play fields. This 25-acre land located in the heart of Atlanta has more than 100,000 sq. feet of empty historic buildings just waiting to be used.
We propose to remediate the environmental aspects of the property, preserve, and repurpose the historic buildings into indoor athletic, arts, and nutritional venues. We also propose to convert the vacant land to multipurpose play fields for use by all children and adults 18 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The buildings will be refit with energy conservation systems for solar, water, lighting, and airflow technologies. We aim to incorporate MARTA, Atlanta Beltline, PATH, and shuttle systems as alternative means of transportation.
Our targeted partners include public institutions and private enterprises, private and home schools, youth and adult sports leagues, civic and community-based associations, and volunteering groups.
Please help us spread the word! We will put a bid on the property as soon as the state allows.
Fun for All
Atlanta ContactPoint proposes to utilize the historic buildings and land of Pullman Yard for the following activities, among others:
|basketball||volleyball||skate park||golf||yoga and dance|
|gardening||circus arts||playground||adaptive sports||toddler area with riding toys|
There are also plans for a café featuring food from our greenhouse garden and local farmers; retail space for sporting goods; medical space for health monitoring and physical therapy; sports rentals; and storage for participants’ gear.
In addition, we are planning an event space for performing arts, parties, fundraisers, and corporate outings. We will also have classrooms for home scholars, after-school studies, and community workshops.
Pullman Yard is located in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta and is owned by the state of Georgia. It is surrounded by diverse communities of Edgewood, East Lake, Candler Park, Lake Claire, and many more communities. These neighborhoods have a high resident density and are in need of more physical activity space and access to recreational facilities. What’s more, there are five public high schools, 11 middle schools, and 16 elementary schools representing 24,000 urban students located within a 5-mile radius of site.