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spider shadowGRAND OPENING CELEBRATION! THE PLAYABLE ART PARK AT ABERNATHY GREENWAY WILL OPEN JULY 17 AT 10 AM!

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After years of hard work, the Abernathy Greenway and the Playable Art Park will be opening to the public next Thursday, July 17! Please mark your calendars to attend the ribbon cutting at 10 am. The City of Sandy Springs, The Sandy Springs Conservancy and Art Sandy Springs cannot wait to share in the celebration with you and your family. A shuttle will be running between the Greenway and the City Center Green (where the Farmer’s Market is held) from 9:30 – 11:30 am or if you live in one of the surrounding neighborhoods, please walk to the Grand Opening festivities with your family. Here’s a sneak peek!

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SUMMER IS HERE!

SSC color2014 has already proven to be a very exciting time for the Conservancy, as we will be soon launching a Volunteer Corps and Docent Team. Also, for the first time ever, you can become an official Sandy Springs Conservancy member! We will also be celebrating the opening of the Abernathy Greenway, the building of trails in Lost Corner Preserve and new interactive signage at Overlook Park. We look forward to the year ahead and are thrilled to have so much support from the Sandy Springs community.

 

 

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!

HAPPY TRAILS!

Trail Design for Lost Corner Nature Preserve is underway. trails The City of Sandy Springs, The Sandy Springs Conservancy and Friends of Lost Corner received a substantial grant from the Department of Natural Resources to put trails in at Lost Corner so visitors can explore the 24 acres of natural beauty. The City recently put out an RFP for bids to design and install the trails.  The City and SSC are currently reviewing the bids.  We hope they will be completed later this year.