Mother Beasley is the first African-American nun in the state of Georgia. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 14, 1832. She founded the St. Francis Home for Colored Orphans which opened in 1887. Beasley educated slaves in her home in Savannah, before the Civil War, which was illegal at that time.
One of the first features was the Beasley Dog Park in the spring of 2008. The entire park is fenced in and this portion is as well, so anyone can bring their furry friend.
The park also boasts a baseball diamond and a large field perfect for soccer and football games. Next to the field is the pavilion and two playgrounds. This is the spot kids take over on weekends for birthday parties and families often visit for a barbeques.