MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Eric Berry Foundation is to provide beneficial opportunities and a safe environment for children to participate in team sports and leadership development programs in order to encourage strength of body, mind and spirit.
Eric Berry founded The Eric Berry Foundation in 2010 to restore community parks and create places where “kids can just be kids.”
Eric’s mother, Carol Berry, serves as executive director of the Foundation.
The Eric Berry Foundation’s first project is the refurbishment of Clarence Duncan Park, located in Eric’s hometown of Fairburn, Ga.
Clarence Duncan Park Refurbishment Program
Duncan Park is a community park in Fairburn, Ga.
Three phase, 6.5 year project:
Phase I: Installation of turf field and park beautification (6 months)
Phase II: Rebuilding of Community Center (2 years)
Phase III: Rebuilding of remaining facilities and establishing long-term maintenance plan (4 years)
Astroturf partnered with the Berry Foundation for phase I of the program.
Phase I began in the summer of 2010 and is focused on the restoration of the main sports field and overall beautification of Duncan Park.
Astroturf is providing turf for refurbishment of the field.
Clarence Duncan Park
Eric Berry began visiting Duncan Park when we has five years old and credits it as the place where he learned to play football.
Duncan Park is the home field for the Fairburn Flames youth football program.
In 2001, a dispute over whether Fulton County or the city of Atlanta is responsible for maintenance halted renovation plans for the park.
Fairburn residents have stepped in to help with park upkeep, but in the nine years since the dispute, the park has slowly deteriorated.