In honor of Mulberry Fields' 20th Anniversary, Wylde Center is raising funds to give this beloved garden a new children's playspace. The current children's area is dominated by a crumbling blacktop, and Wylde Center with community funding will change this space to a natural, artistic, magical oasis that compliments the gardens educational programs and enhances the experience for visitors. The area will be a nature-based, child-driven "yes space" for learning about the environment through play.
Every dollar counts in making this space a community reality! You may give at any level or opt to for naming opportunity of one of the elements below. Every donor that gives $250 or more will be recognized on permanent signage in the children's area.
A Garden Platform - $13,000: For field trip seating and imaginative play
Rain Garden - $2000 - PURCHASED in honor of Jesse Bathrick
Wattle Cove - $8,000 - A play space built from natural materials and designed by Atlanta artist J.D. Koth
Balance Beam & Tree Stump Hop - $2,300 - A beautiful and natural opportunity for gross motor development and play
Natural Slide - $2000 - No play area is complete without one. Ours will include natural stump steps to blend in with the surrounding environment
Log Benches - $750 - For seating around the childrens area
Firepit - $900 - To gather with neighbors, roast marshmallows and enjoy community
Sandbox Boat- $1600 - PURCHASED by Friends of Mulberry Fields
Composting Toilet - $6000 - This permanent, sustainable restroom will replace the portable toilet that Wylde Center rents for Mulberry Fields
More about Mulberry Fields
Mulberry Fields is a unique Candler Park oasis located down an old city alley next to 1301 Iverson Street in Atlanta, Georgia. Open to the public every day and supported by community contributions, the acre of open meadow, mulberry grove and towering pecan trees offers a natural space for recreation, environmental education, organic growing and community. Tucked within the garden, you'll find whimsical artwork from local artists. An open meadow provides a meeting spot for children's playgroups and school trips, and children delight in a visit with the resident the goats and chickens. A day spent at Mulberry Fields is a day full of discovery of the life cycle of food and the natural world.