This Old House: Westview

We’ve waited out the summer heat and now we’re going to do a 2 for 1 with our 3rd quarter “This Old House: Westview” project! We’ll be clearing overgrowth for Ms. Nina as well as cleaning up Westview’s own Stokes Park. Ms. Nina is a neighbor who has struggled to get the overgrowth in her back yard under control. She recently had to dig deep to pay for the removal of a huge dying tree and could use some help getting the rest of the back yard clear she and her grand kids can start next spring with a clean slate in their back yard. Meanwhile, Stokes Park needs some general grounds and tree maintenance.

We need volunteers to do the work as well as provide drinks, snacks, and lunch! Please bring work gloves and drinking water. You can also bring your favorite trimmers, loppers, rakes, or other yard tools!

This Old House: Westview is a quarterly event organized by the Westview Community Organization to assist senior neighbors with needed maintenance, repairs, and improvements to their homes and yards.

Sunset Yoga at Stokes Park

Sunset Yoga at Stokes Park

Weekly yoga classes will now be taking place in Westview! A group of neighbors are organizing sunset sessions every Tuesday evening at Stokes Avenue Community Park.

Details: Meet at Stokes Avenue Park with your yoga mat every Tuesday at 7:00pm for a gentle sunset stretch in the grass. Cost is $5 per person or, if there are less than 4 people in attendance, the $20 minimum hourly fee will be divided by the number of attendees (e.g. $7 each for 3 people, $10 each for 2 people, $20 for a one-on-one session). In case of inclement weather the class will take place at a neighbor’s house – please email for address.

Location: Stokes Avenue Community Park, 1556 Stokes Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310

Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

To learn more about the yoga instructor, Xan, visit her website:

Community Prayers in the Park

Date: Saturdays
Time: 8:30am
Location: Stokes Avenue Pocket Park, 1556 Stokes Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: The Garden, Youth, and Membership Committees are partnering for “Community Prayers in the Park”. Every Saturday morning this fall, weather permitting.

Stokes Avenue Pocket Park

Landscaping For Pocket Park

In April fence construction was started on the Stokes Avenue Community Pocket Park. On Saturday, May 19, 2012 neighbors came back together to continue work on the park-to-be. One crew continued work on the fence while another crew planted shrubs and perennial flowers. The fence is funded thanks to an NPU-T grant and the landscaping is funded thanks to the “Love Your Block” grant.

Keep your eyes peeled for future work days at the new Stokes Avenue Community Pocket Park!

To view more photos of the Stokes Park work day please visit our Westview Facebook page.