Morningside/Lenox Park is a residential neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia founded in 1931. It is located north of Virginia-Highland, east of Ansley Park and west of Druid Hills. Approximately 3,500 households comprise the neighborhood which includes the original subdivisions of Morningside, Lenox Park, University Park, Noble Park, Johnson Estates and Hylan Park.
The neighborhood faced a threat in the 1960s. In 1965, the Morningside Lenox Park Association (MLPA) was incorporated to fight plans to build I-485 through the neighborhood. By the late '60s, the state had bought property and demolished several homes for road right-of-way. The MLPA banded together with other east Atlanta neighborhoods to block the highway. Thanks to their pressure, the state dropped its plans for I-485 in 1973. The following year, Atlanta enacted a new city charter setting up 24 Neighborhood Planning
Units (NPUs) to give residents more say in their communities.
MLPA hosts two large events each year. In the fall there is the Monumental Ball. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and neighbors while supporting your neighborhood. The Celebration of Summer takes place at the end of the School Year. This is an ALL family event held at Sydney Marcus Park with music, games, Jumpy, and food. I encourage you to attend these two events. Watch the MLPA Web Site for more information.
Morningside/Lenox Park Association could not continue the success without the valuable volunteers we have each year. We also have great pride in our Morningside Security Patrol. We would like to ask ALL Morningside/Lenox Park Residents to join the MLPA along with MLPA Security. Without MLPA Members, our neighborhood could not be where it is today.