Woodruff Park

Woodruff Park

Woodruff Park, named for Robert W. Woodruff, is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The park's six acres [ [http://www.atlantadowntown.com/woodruffpark.asp CAP/ADID - Woodruff Park ] ] are north of Edgewood Ave, between Peachtree Street NE and Park Place NE. The park includes two fountains, a performance pavilion, and several monuments. A bronze sculpture, "Phoenix Rising from the Ashes", depicts a woman releasing a phoenix, a symbol of Atlanta because of the city's rise from the ashes after being burnt to the ground by William T. Sherman's Union armies during the Civil War. [ [http://www.atlantadowntown.com/WoodruffPark_Grounds.asp CAP/ADID - Woodruff Park ] ]


The original four acres between Peachtree, Edgewood, Pryor (now Park Place) and the Candler Building were purchased anonymously by Mr. Woodruff then donated to the city in 1971 and the first incarnation of the park opened in 1973. [Rutheiser, Charles, "Imagineering Atlanta", 1996, p.211-212]


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