As part of its ongoing commitment to preserve Georgia’s natural treasures and to create a great place for families to enjoy the great outdoors together, Stone Mountain Park, in conjunction with the Stone Mountain Memorial Association (SMMA), is starting work on a year-long, $3.5 million restoration project for the Memorial Lawn. The work begins now and is expected to last through summer 2010.

“Our goal is to make it easier and more enjoyable for guests to view the historical mountain and its carving. In the park’s original master plan, the lawn was designed as a spot to contemplate ‘The Rock’ including its natural and man-made beauty. As was in the plan, we are working to restore the best scenic vistas for the millions of visitors who come each year,” said Gerald Rakestraw, vice president and general manager.