About Us

Our Mission

       The Sandy Springs Conservancy was established in 2001 in a grass-roots effort by citizens to preserve rapidly disappearing greenspace and recreation areas in Sandy Springs. Before Sandy Springs was even a city, there was the Sandy Springs Conservancy. Now, we are a non-profit corporation recognized as a charitable service organization under the Internal Revenue Code (section 501c). We understand how parks, greenspace, and trails have key roles in shaping successful cities’…

  • They have economic value as they increase property values
  • They offer recreation to improve health
  • They promote environmental protection
  • They enhance quality of life

Our Vision for Sandy Springs

       Our vision is that Sandy Springs be known for its natural areas, public open spaces, trails, and parks. Our board members are passionate about creating and preserving public greenspace for our community. We have a wide diversity of talent and expertise willing to work with the City and our community to educate, communicate, fund, plan, and build. We see the strong local and regional interest in walkable urban areas with great public spaces and trails, and that is exactly what we want for Sandy Springs. We think BIG!

Looking to the future, we hope to see a variety of projects come to Sandy Springs in order to make this vision a reality. Here’s exactly what we want for Sandy Springs…

  • A connectivity network that links Sandy Springs parks, neighborhoods, and city center.
    • The Atlanta Beltine and PATH 400 began as transportation alternatives, but have since become engines for economic development. With City leadership and community support, we can bring PATH400 to Sandy Springs, extending it from the I-285/GA 400 intersection, to create a connective backbone within our City and out to other Metro Atlanta destinations.

  • A comprehensive greenspace and trail connectivity plan as a part of the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and established goals for implementation

  • A dedicated source of funds for the acquisition of greenspace in Sandy Springs

    • Having readily available funds and identified sources for additional funding, primarily through charitable organizations, will allow for quick and decisive action when opportunities to acquire property arise.

  • Identification of the “low-hanging fruit”

    • From FEMA properties to traffic islands and parking lots, we hope to identify potential spots of green around the City.

  • More public river access to the Chattahoochee

    • We want to capitalize on Sandy Springs’ unparalleled amount (22 miles) of river frontage along the Chattahoochee River.