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Civil War  |  Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Shoupade Park

Upcoming Event
Saturday, April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Oakdale Road & Fort Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080

For More Information
Roberta Cook
Cell # supplied after registration
Meeting place
Volunteer check-in and refreshments served beginning at 9:30 A.M. Welcome orientation & work begins at 10 A.M.
Although the main park entrance borders Oakdale Road, the volunteer check-in table will be located in the back of the park easily accessible from Fort Drive, where free street parking is available.
Planned Activities
Shoupade Park is named for its 2 unique 1864 Civil War Shoupade forts. The Shoupades, artillery redan and connecting trench line are located within a 2-acre nature park sandwiched between the Park Avenue Homes community. We will be manually clearing invasive privet, small trees and brush from the fortifications for the benefit of improving the visitor's viewing and historic interpretive experience.
History or Educational Activities
There are 4 interpretive park signs on site which explain the 6 mile River Line Battlefield and related Shoupade Park fortifications.
The River Line Historic Area Park Day host was among the organizations who advocated for preserving this Civil War site prior to the housing development. Volunteers who would like to extend their Chattahoochee River Line Civil War experience beyond Shoupade Park can visit the nearby
Smyrna History Museum, which has a permanent River Line display including a Shoupade model
https://www.smyrnaga.gov/your-city/history-points-of-interest/smyrna-history-museum
or explore Discovery Park at the River Line. More info here: http://riverline.org/parks/
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Appropriate attire includes closed-toed sturdy shoes, long pants, socks, gardening gloves, hat, and a long-sleeved shirt for protection from thorny vegetation, branches, bugs, etc. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. If you have them, please bring small hand pruners and long-handled pruning shears labeled with your name.
Is there a rain date?
In case of inclement weather, registered volunteers will be notified by email as soon as cancellation/delay/rescheduling has been determined.
Please note
Volunteer registration is open until 11 P.M., Thursday, April 20. The number of volunteer openings are limited.
To signup send each volunteer's full name, phone number, and address to RiverLineGA@gmail.com
The information will be used for the liability waiver which each volunteer is required to sign before work on Park Day.
The volunteer minimum age is 16 years old. Teenagers must be accompanied by an adult.
The Shoupade Park Day's coordinator will share her personal mobile phone number upon registration for an additional means of communication.

Accessibility considerations

Does the site have accessible parking?
Yes
Does the site have accessible bathrooms?
No
Are there activities planned for those with disabilities?
No
Can the site accommodate a wheelchair, scooter, or walker?
No
Does your site offer accessible facilities?:
No
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