Glenrose is a blend of classic and modern – from its architecture to its community ethos –  we nurture traditional community experiences while fully confronting the challenges and embracing the opportunities of modern urban life. Outdoor gathering spaces, embedded edible landscapes, a multi-faith meditative prayer room, herb and crop gardens, livestock, an active neighborhood watch…all nestled within Atlanta’s historic south side.

LIVE – LEARN – GROW – REFLECT

Soul Space
Playground & Park
Wellness Center
Little Library
Clubhouse
Computer Lounge
Herb & Crop Gardens
Bee Farm
Block Parties
Afterschool Discovery
Sunday Dinners
Farm Animals

Soul Space

In our busy day to day lives, we rarely have the opportunity to take a moment to re-center ourselves. We run from one thing to the next, our minds preoccupied with the many competing priorities we are trying to juggle, and we barely have the time to stop and breath. That is why we have created a space for you to focus on yourself and put aside those other priorities for just a moment.

Welcome to the Soul Space, our technology free, reflection, meditation and creative space at Glenrose. The Soul Space features a large multi-faith prayer room, a small meditation / reading room as well as a Makers’ Room, where children and adults alike, can express their creative selves through drawing, painting, writing and more.

Welcome to

Soul Space

Playground & Park

A key feature of our community is the beautiful green that joins the eastern and western sides. The green is a  natural playground, in particular for our younger residents whom you can see riding their bikes, swinging on the playground, stepping on the outdoor stage and so much more.

Wellness Center

Located at the bottom level of the Business Office, the Wellness Center has a variety of fitness equipment to suit the needs of everyone: two treadmills, a bike, an elliptical, a weight cage, two training benches and a dumbbell set. We also have mats and an exercise ball for  you to get in a great workout. The Wellness Center is open every day from 6am to 10pm for residents 18 years and older.

Little Library

In order to increase access to books and forge community connections through reading, we have set up two Little Glenrose Libraries near our playground. In partnership with the Atlanta Public Library, the Little Libraries are stocked with books for all ages for residents to borrow, read and bring back so more people can enjoy them as well. Our vision is to have 20 Little Libraries sprinkled throughout the community, so every resident has access to wonderful books.

“The more you read, the more things you’ll know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go.” – Dr. Sues

Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is the multi-purpose room where we hosts most of our social and community gatherings. The Clubhouse is a fully renovated open room equipped with a full kitchen and fridge, tables and chairs as well as a library and reading corner. Our community townhalls, Sunday dinners, game nights and Community Board meetings all take place in the Clubhouse. The space is also available for residents and guests to rent for their private function. To learn more about our rental policy, please contact the Leasing Office.

 

Computer Lounge

The computer lounge is a great resource for residents who may not have access to a computer or internet at home. The lounge is equipped with two computers with internet connection  as well as a printer. Located in the Management Office, it is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Herb & Crop Gardens

In order to promote food justice and farm to table eating in our community, Glenrose Gardens has an organic garden, a fruit orchard, a chicken coop and 2 goats. The garden provides seasonal produce such as greens, cabbage, tomatoes and more. With our chicken coop, our residents have access to fresh eggs every week at a discount price and we look forward to having goat milk and fruits to share. The farm is a unique space in our urban setting where all residents have the opportunity to reconnect with nature and eat the fruit of their labor.

Edible Landscapes

Fresh food is an important part of life at Glenrose. Beyond the farm, we have included edible landscaping with blueberry bushes, fig trees, mint and rosemary sprinkled throughout the community. At Glenrose, landscaping is not only a delight for the eyes but a delight for the stomach too.

Community Block Parties

At Glenrose, our Block Parties are an extension of all the programming we do. Bringing together family, food, music, sports and vending, it is an afternoon of fun, learning and community building. Some highlights of the Block Party include: free hot dogs fresh from the grill, fish fry plates, popcorn, cotton candy, face paint and science experiments for the young ones, a bounce house, a relay race, and an outdoor movie screening on the Green.

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Afterschool Discovery

Every day Glenrose is a space of education and discovery for children in our community. Everyday, from 5pm to 6pm, residents or guests facilitate workshops such as Homework Help, Science Experiments, Arts, Capoeira, and West African Dance for learning and fun.

Sunday Dinners / Community Potluck

There is nothing like sharing a meal with neighbors to bring a deep sense of community. Every Sunday, residents get together in the Clubhouse, bring meals or desserts to share for dinner and get to know each other better. 

The potluck style dinner is a heartwarming moment of the week, where residents young and old, get together over delicious food and animated conversations.

Farm Animals

Every Saturday is Farm Day at Glenrose Gardens. Residents volunteer to help plant and harvest produce as well as  clean the garden and the farm. They help grow food for our community but also learn how they can grow food of their own. The harvested produce is served at our weekly Sunday dinners or distributed to residents. It is also sold at our Farmers’ Market, organized every quarter as part of the Block Party.