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ATLANTA -- Atlanta City Council Member Joyce Sheperd is hosting a family day in Empire Park on Saturday, and is inviting all Atlanta residents.

On October 13, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Empire Park Fall Festival will include food, fun activities and entertainment. A live DJ will play music, and families can playmusical chairs, limbo, pumpkin painting and Zumba. Empire Park is located at 245 Oak Drive off Brown Mill Road.

"Our goal is to show that this public facility is here for our families as well as visitors to enjoy. We also want to discourage illegal loitering that has become prevalent in this park," Sheperd said.

Two tennis courts, a basketball court and a playground are open every day in Empire Park. For more information, call Council Member Sheperd's Office at (404) 330-6053.

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