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Welcome to the Sandy Springs Conservancy.  Our mission is to build partnerships that create, conserve and connect parks and green space in Sandy Springs.  Please stay and look around! If you haven’t already, please “Like” us on Facebook.

BECOME A MEMBER!

Share our vision that everyone should have access to great parks, trails and greenspace – become a Sandy Springs Conservancy member.Photo by Doug Williams

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Today, parks and greenspace are more important than ever.  In survey after survey, people want to enjoy and live near parks.  They are a new measure of community wealth and well-being.  We see them as a key investments which

  • Increase property values
  • Create a strong sense of place and community
  • Enhance physical and mental health
  • Improve air, land and water quality

 

At our first Thought Leaders conference in April, titled “Money Does Grow on Trees: The Economic Value of Greenspace,” the Conservancy hosted Mayor Rusty Paul, former Mayor Eva Galambos, many current and former city council members and 200 members of the community for an inspiring presentation by Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute, who brought us important national and international perspectives on the topic. You can view the evening’s program, including Ed’s inspiring presentation here. Communities around metro Atlanta and the nation are making aggressive investments in greenspace to build community, enhance property values and create great places to live, work and play. Greenspace, as Ed clearly shows, makes economic sense. As we redevelop our commercial corridors and city center, we have a tremendous opportunity to make Sandy Springs even better, even greener:

  • Contact our elected officials and let them know your interest in seeing more green public spaces in new and redeveloped areas.
  • Share the message with your friends and neighbors and business owners in Sandy Springs.
  • Join the Sandy Springs Conservancy – become a member and get involved!

 

The Conservancy is proud to have brought together the city’s citizens and leaders for this thought-provoking opportunity to look to the future of our greenspace in Sandy Springs.

Please read more about it here!

photos courtesy of Doug Williams and Paige Zaparaniuk

LOST CORNER TRAIL OPEN!

trailsTake a walk in the beautiful woods at Lost Corner.  The new hiking trail, with an ADA accessible loop, winds through 24 acres of hardwood forest and streams.  The trail is open to the public with limited parking.  Lost Corner is located on Brandon Mill Road at Dalrymple Road.   The grand opening of the trail will be scheduled in 2015 when all of the amenities have been completed, including the permeable surface parking lot.  

TRAIL STOMP & S’MORES

050 047 036More than 75 adults and kids came to Overlook Park for a trail stomp and stories with

National Park Service Ranger Jerry Hightower.   A great time was had by all. Ranger Jerry will be back in the late spring with more tales of the woods and some great lore from the Cherokee and Creek Indians who lived here before any settlers came.