It's an exciting time at Fulton County's Welcome All Park. On Friday, July 24 the community came together to celebrate two great improvements. A brand new playground was installed providing fun climbing, swings and other toys for younger children. Welcome All is the first of six playground renovations planned for this year.
In addition, the Atlanta Hawks unveiled a major renovation of the basketball court at Welcome All. This state-of-the-art court is the first community basketball court to feature the brand new Hawks logo.
Chairman John H. Eaves, Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Commissioner Emma I. Darnell and Parks & Recreation Director Tony Phillips welcomed several members of the Hawks family, including hall-of-famer Dominique Wilkins, Paul Milsap, David Lee of the Atlanta Hawks Foundation, and voice of the Hawks, Ryan Cameron. Harry the Hawk and the Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders were also there to keep the #TrueToAtlanta spirit high.
The ribbon cutting at the new court wrapped up an entire week of Atlanta Hawks programming at Fulton County Parks, including basketball camp at Welcome All Park and two other Fulton County sites.
Some community youth came as early as 8 a.m. the morning of the opening for the chance to play on the new court. As Dominique Wilkins said, "This is your home. Take care of it."
We hope this is the first of many partnership opportunities with the Hawks. In the mean time, head out to Welcome All to shoot some hoops! You don't know who you might see there!