He's preserving his father's legacy and the rich history of the peach state.

Rodney Mims Cook, Jr. is honoring one of his father's last wishes to preserve Mims Park on the Westside and revitalize the area.

As a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and an Atlanta city alderman, Rodney Cook, Sr. had his hand in many of Georgia's big economic projects and fought for social justice.

Mims Park was one of those community projects that was close to his heart.

His son Cook, Jr.'s goal is to make it the most beautiful park in the country, as the National Monuments Foundation president.

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