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Candler park conservancy

About us

The Candler Park Conservancy was formed in 2015 after a master plan for the neighborhood of Candler Park recommended that an independent conservancy be formed to advance the community's lengthening wish list for improvements to Candler Park

We're a membership-based 501c3 nonprofit organization run by volunteers and dedicated to the preservation and improvement of Candler Park  one of Atlanta's largest, oldest and most popular city parks.  

The Conservancy operates under the leadership of a board with the support of a growing community of members and volunteers. We work in close partnership with the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department, the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization and a host of other stakeholders, organizations and individuals that share our interest in the the park's recreational amenities and natural environment.

We're guided by three principles:

    • open, democratic decision-making;
    • enhancement of the park’s wildlife, natural areas and environmental sustainability; and
    • access to the park for a variety of activities to be enjoyed by Atlantans in all their diversity.

    We strive to serve as an accountable organization for engaging stakeholders and for formulating, prioritizing, and implementing a collective vision for the park in partnership with the city. Our vision is for Candler Park to become known as "Atlanta's Natural Place to Play" and to "inspire, captivate and connect people to one another and their environment."  This vision for the Park is reflected in our exciting long-term Vision Plan

    As we work to implement the ambitious projects on the Vision Plan, we're advancing specific initiatives to bring immediate improvements to the park, and we hold regular recreational and educational events.

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