2016 Southeast Region Meeting

Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden Tour

The Piedmont Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working to enhance and preserve historic Piedmont Park, a vital urban green space with cultural and recreational resources. The Conservancy has successfully restored the historic portion of Piedmont Park by investing more than $60 million for park beautification. It has added 53 acres of reclaimed woodlands, creeks and open green space to the Park. It has also renovated buildings, planted trees, and installed beautiful amenities, including water fountains, benches and swings. The Piedmont Park Conservancy has successfully transformed the once dilapidated Park into the most visited green space in Atlanta.

The new Atlanta Botanical Garden is located adjacent to Piedmont Park. As a cultural center for the community, it is the perfect destination for connecting with beauty and the natural world. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Garden a lovely place to visit. This urban oasis includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens. Every spring the Garden explodes into a colorful extravaganza of tens of thousands of tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, crocus, and other bulbs. The bulbs enhance existing displays to create electrified meadows of color.

Thursday,  April 14, 2016


12:45 pm

Check in and transportation from the Grand Hyatt Atlanta to Piedmont Park


1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Guided Walking Tour of Historical Piedmont Park

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Piedmont Park Conservancy Educational Presentation by the VP of Marketing and Development to Speak About Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Efforts



3:00 pm – 3:15pm Walk to the Atlanta Botanical Garden



3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Guided Walking Tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden



4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Atlanta Botanical Garden Educational Presentation
Speaker: Abby Gale, Public Programs Manager



5:00 pm Return Transportation to the Grand Hyatt Atlanta



Cost: $50 per person includes round trip transportation, tours, presentations and 2 CPE credit hours.
Tour is limited to 25 participants

Field of Study: Accounting
Credit Hours: 2.0 CH

Program Level: Basic

Method of Delivery: Group-Live

Intended Audience: Conference Participants (Academic and Practitioner)

Learning Objectives: The Piedmont Park Conservancy educational presentation will help attendees learn about marketing, development and conservation efforts of the Conservancy. The Botanical Garden educational presentation will help attendees learn about conservation efforts and accounting topics related to the operations of the Garden.

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation Required: None
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