Box 13, Folder 12, Document 1

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June 26, 1967

Mr. Benard South
332 Piedmont Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Dear Mr. South:

Thank you for your letter of June 21, 1967 to Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
regarding the playlot which has been constructed at the corner of
Merritts Avenue and Bedford Place.

Unfortunately, this was the only large vacant available piece of

land in the area. We have graded the ground any number of times -
three times in the last month - and the entire terrain is full of
rocks of various size. The more we scrape the more rocks we pick

up. We have taken our entire labor crew and hed them very carefully
by hand clear the area and then cover it with granite dust. The

rocks beneath the surface work through as the large number of children
use this very poor and limited facility.

I live in the immediate neighborhood and inspect this facility daily.
It is a poor excuse for a recreation facility, but it is better than
nothing. Through the gener@sity of the Rich Foundation, we were

able to purchase four portable swimming pools and one of them was
placed on this site. Plans have been made to purchase a permanent
park location next to the recently completed W. C, Hill School, which
is only a block or so removed from this playlot. Trusting funds
will be available, we would hope to developethis park during the
calendar year of 1968.

We certainly appreciate your kin attention and consideration to this
problem and assuring you we will make every possible effort to maintain
the facility in some reasonable condition until we can have an adequate
park, I am :


Jack C, Delius

General Manager of

Parks and Recreation

CC: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
My. Dan Sweat
Mr. J. D, Chamblee, Park Maintenance Supt.

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