Initially the park was created by private citizens who wanted to honor MLK to have a place for conversation, but using the King family name was going to cost money and getting approval caused many delays, so the community called for something else. Next, neighbors in the late 90’s stepped in to raise money and designed the park, at which time a Decatur City Committee joined in and Harmony Park was completed. Oakhurst Presbyterian Church donated the Peace Pole which stands on a grassy knoll.
A local neighbor, Fred Dresh, was dying and the neighbors found out that “peace” in Scandinavian was “Fred” – so that decided the first language on the Peace Pole.
Oakhurst Village in Harmony Park on East Lake Drive,
near 906 Oakview Decatur, GA 30032
Pastor Nibs Stoupe