Westside has a new Playground

Many of us watched us the old Georgia Dome was imploded last year in less than ten seconds the longtime landmark and home to the Atlanta Falcons went into a pile of dust resembling a Roman Coliseum. Now less than a year later we have one of the coolest stadium backyards in the country literally in Grove Park’s backyard. The Backyard plans are part of The Home Depot’s long-term commitment to Atlanta’s Westside community and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Home Depot Foundation currently partners with a number of local nonprofits including the Atlanta BeltlineHabitat for Humanity and HouseProud that are working to revitalize outdoor spaces and perform critical home repairs with residents living in neighborhoods nearby.

“ This backyard will bring all of us together as a community. When we’re in touch with each other….we’re at our very best - Arthur Blank”

Grove Park was well represented by Grove Park’s own Falcon flag football team participates were on hand to cut the ribbon.

The 13-acre area around the new stadium will be called The Home Depot Backyard and will feature unique arts, entertainment and cultural experiences that will bring together local residents, as well as events honoring veterans and active members of the military.


Torrie Redding