On May 9 2017, the Buckhead CID held a ceremony in Charlie Loudermilk Park to unveil a new stunning sculpture called “Aspiration.” The sculpture was created by John Portman, a dear friend of Charlie Loudermilk, who both attended the ceremony along with their families and friends.
The 12-foot-tall abstract sculpture, made from stainless steel, symbolizes Buckhead’s past and future success and was created by Atlanta artist and nationally renowned architect and real estate developer, John Portman. He designed the sculpture to honor his long-time friend Charlie Loudermilk.
In addition to the “Aspiration” sculpture, the Buckhead Heritage Society installed two historic signs in the park this month. The signs feature the Buckhead Theatre along with other local landmarks, and are the first installations from a comprehensive project designed to incorporate history at public places throughout Buckhead.
On January 12, 2017, the Buckhead Business Association (BBA) awarded Charlie Loudermilk Park the 2016 Buckhead Business Association’s Beautification Award.
Charlie Loudermilk Park was one of the first well-known locations in Buckhead, formerly known as the Triangle Park that sat between Roswell Road, Peachtree Road and Sardis. In 2009, the park was renamed Charlie Loudermilk Park in honor of his contributions by way of Aaron Rents Inc., and his immense civic community contributions, including founding and chairing the Buckhead Coalition.
In 2013, the Buckhead CID, with help from the City of Atlanta, redeveloped the park into a more vibrant green space that residents and visitors can enjoy for years to come.