State Farm awards Habitat DeKalb with the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant for historical Peters Park

State Farm’s Neighborhood Revitalization Grant helps local Habitat affiliates engage in the neighborhoods where they build, partnering with residents, young people and other stakeholders to invest in resident-led, equitable projects and advocacy initiatives that improve quality of life.

With the funding this year, Habitat DeKalb will be helping the Peters Park Historical Community create a community garden with the Tucker High School Habitat Club. 

Peters Park is one of Tucker’s oldest parks, located in a historically black neighborhood of the same name. After years of inattention, the 3.6-acre park became a hot spot for crime, according to neighbors.

When the City of Tucker took over parks from DeKalb Co. in 2017, other playgrounds were upgraded while Peters Park waited for a grant from DeKalb County Community Development Department. They finally received a grant back in 2020 to improve the park.

This year, 2024, Habitat DeKalb, alongside Tucker High School and Green Box Homes, will revitalize a large garden for the community and maintained by the community.