PRESS RELEASE: Atlantic Station’s BB&T Atlanta Open Courts Dedicated To City of Atlanta

Atlanta – North American Properties (NAP) and CBRE Global Investors, in partnership with USTA Southern and USTA, announced Sunday the dedication of four tennis courts located in Atlantic Station to the City of Atlanta. The courts will give residents of metro Atlanta the opportunity to play tennis in the heart of Midtown.  
At the conclusion of the BB&T Atlanta Open, a weeklong tennis tournament in Midtown Atlanta’s Atlantic Station, Mark Toro, managing partner at NAP, officially announced the dedication of the tennis courts to the City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). The DPR will now manage and maintain the courts.  
The four courts used during the US Open Series’ BB&T Atlanta Open were constructed in Atlantic Station in partnership with USTA Southern and USTA for the tournament. The residents of metro Atlanta will soon have the opportunity to play on the same courts used by ATP World Tour players such as John Isner and Andy Roddick.
“We are honored to dedicate these courts to the City of Atlanta so that tennis enthusiasts throughout Atlanta can enjoy playing in this unique in-town setting,” said Toro. “Hosting the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station has been a priceless experience, and we hope that opening these courts to the community will create a lasting legacy of tennis in Midtown.”   
The courts will be open for community use in August. Check with Atlantic Station’s Concierge Desk for more information on official opening and court reservation details. 
Founded in 1954, North American Properties is a privately-held, multi-regional real estate operating company that has acquired, developed and managed more than $4 billion of retail, multifamily, mixed use and office properties across the United States. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Fort Myers, Fla., the company has developed 19 million square feet of retail and 12,000 apartment units in 13 states. Currently, North American Properties has $500 million of development in the works including Atlantic Station and Avalon, both located in metro Atlanta.
The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) enhances the lives of City of Atlanta residents and visitors by offering programs, services and activities that encourage participation in recreational activities, leisure services and cultural experiences. The department strives to deliver quality customer service through the development, operation and maintenance of the city's public parks, recreation and cultural affairs facilities to create an environment that is deemed safe, affordable and enriching for all.
DPRCA has earned the distinction of being accredited by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). This national accreditation by the NRPA is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a parks system and sets it apart from thousands of other parks systems throughout the nation.