Historic College Park Neighborhood Association at a Glance
Here at Historic College Park Neighborhood Association, we know that communication is key. The core of our efforts is to bring our community together through events and charitable acts. We welcome any and all of our HCPNA neighbors to participate and contribute ideas.
Make Your Mark
The primary purpose of the committee is to make each person who moves to Historic College Park feel welcome, to ensure new residents have the information they need about the operations of the Association, and to establish communication and support to new owners. The secondary purpose is to establish a network amongst residents for communicating to the Welcoming Committee individual needs a resident may have.
The purpose of the Social Committee is to foster a cohesive community by organizing fun, interesting events for the entire community so neighbors can meet and socialize with each other. ... The responsibilities of the committee include: Brainstorm ideas for association social events & plan events for the year in advance.
Community Engagement Committee
The purpose of this committee is to build positive awareness of HCPNA through leadership in outreach and charitable events. It will work to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for HCPNA members and work with the social committee to plan various events.
Historic College Park is Georgia’s fourth largest urban Historic District. There are 606 acres and 853 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. This totally planned community was originally established in 1890 as the city of Manchester, a manufacturing town. In 1895, Cox College and Conservatory, also known as Southern Female College, moved to Manchester from LaGrange, Georgia. A year later in 1896, the town was renamed College Park since it was not only the home of Cox College, but also Southern Military Academy. The new name was actually a result of contest held by city officials. Lula Roper not only had her submitted name chosen, but also received a choice lot!
Cox College closed in 1923, but then reopened in 1932 as a girl’s finishing school. The school finally closed in 1938 and the property was sold to the city of College Park and the Fulton County Board of Education. Today, Woodward Academy and several structures including College Park City Hall, the city auditorium, public library and McClarin High School reside on the old Cox College property.
For several years College Park provided an academic community for both colleges, but in 1897 Southern Military Academy was sold and reopened as Georgia Military Academy in 1900. The school was mainly a boy’s boarding school until 1964 when the first female was admitted. The military program was dropped two years later in 1966 and it was renamed Woodward Academy. The boarding program was discontinued in 1993. Woodward Academy remains to this day the largest private college preparatory school in the contiguous 48 states with over 2,700 students on two campuses including the main campus in College Park and a satellite elementary campus in Johns Creek.
College Park Today – Main Street
Historic preservation is the foundation for College Park’s Main Street Revitalization. Design standards and zoning ordinances serve to guide current and future projects on the mile-long historic business corridor.
Through assistance from the College Park Development/Main Street Office, specialty businesses have replaced some vacant storefronts and traditional business. Successful business recruitment incentives, including a public-private partnership, have brought life to numerous historic buildings on Main Street thus creating exciting shopping venues for residents and visitors in this metro-Atlanta community.
Food Donation Drop-Off
February 11, 2020 HCPNA Meeting
Pres. Jason Causey opened meeting by welcoming new members;
Chuck Marshall and Gary and Melissa Lawhon (SP?) Welcome!
-Chris Sienko, Pres. and GM of WNBA Atlanta Dream Women's basketball team spoke and asked for our support. The team plays 36 games a season/18 are at home in the Gateway Arena. They plan to do more community events to promote girls' basketball. They will have tryouts for the dance teams soon and a meeting on Feb. 18th for the "Street Team" which includes paid positions to promote the team throughout the city. Individual tickets go on sale in April.
-City Councilman for Ward I Ambrose Clay spoke and told us they are soliciting bids for a new app that will enable citizens to report potholes and other road problems in HCP. He mentioned SoulCrab closed due to an alleged lawsuit against them. He was proud to announce that the Woodward Marching band will perform in a New Year's day parade in London Jan. 1, 2021! IGNITE resource center will have a business seminar on Feb. 29th at ClubE. Mayor Motley will have a TOWN HALL meeting Wed. Feb. 12, 2020 at City hall to discuss the "Complete Count" Committee and the upcoming census. Volunteers needed!!
-Officer Paniagua gave us a crime report stating that crime has dropped 2.2% since last year. The main source of crime is thefts from vehicles -so beware of leaving items in cars.
-Mr. Garland Watkins from The College Park Historical Society spoke stating the the Society was established in 1978 and educated us on some of the local history.
He announced that aviation historian David Henderson will be presenting a slideshow on the history of Airport Atlanta on Wed. Feb. 19, 2020 at 6:30pm at 3675 Auditorium Way, College Park.
Find out more at http://collegeparkhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/
-Linda Gravitt spoke representing the Woman's Club announcing their annual YARD SALE! April 2-4, 2020 Volunteers needed! (Special $10 tickets to get a jump on the goods for April 2nd).
Start donating your items on March 29th -see website for details.
or email Linda at
-Kathleen McQueen mentioned that she was able to get 150 Skyhawks tickets donated to the Housing Authority from the community. Great news!
HCPNA Board 2020
Here to make our community better by serving YOU!
Contact Historic College Park Neighborhood Association
P.O. Box 87126, College Park, GA 30337, USA