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Candler park conservancy


For the 100 year anniversary of the founding of Candler Park, we embarked on an ambitious goal ... to make the city's "Natural Place to Play" an even better place to play in.

Candler Park Conservancy hired design firm Perkins + Will to develop an entirely new playscape for Candler Park. The current playground was built in 2000 and is showing the effects of two decades of entertaining children's bodies and imaginations.

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and neighbors, we were able to raise over $1 million to update this beloved space into a treasure for decades to come. Construction documents are approved, vendors have been lined up, and we are in the process of getting our new playground ready for opening in Summer 2024.

Thank you to everyone who donated to support the new playground; and in particular to the following groups, without whom we would not have been able to complete the project.

  • Atlanta Bond Fund / Council-member Amir Farokhi
  • Atlanta Parks Department
  • Candler Park Neighborhood Organization
  • Park Pride
  • The Waterfall Foundation

Below are our most recent rendering of the proposed playground design. This design utilizes the current playground space and creates a new hillside slide for the hill leading up to the tennis courts. This feature doubles as erosion control to help protect the hillside from further erosion.

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