Saturday, 22 December 2012 11:38

My Favorite Place

It’s my favorite place in Chastain Park. It lacks the majesty of tree-lined Park Drive with its view of the Buckhead skyline. It will never evoke the reverence I hold for the Austin Armstrong Field of Dreams, where a young man for whom the field is named taught all of us the joy of baseball. Magnificent steeds don’t negotiate a steeplechase, as they do at the Horse Park.

It’s made of cinder block, has hard wooden benches and a concrete floor dusted with dirt. Chain-link fence checker-boards the view of its lush green field. The baseball dugouts at NYO’s Garr Field (the one with the big green wall in left field) are my favorite place in the park. What they lack in charm they make up for with memories.


Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:54

Recyle Your Tree

250px-Recycle001 svgThanks to all our members and friends who purchased their Christmas trees and decorations from the CPC tree lot this year!  Because of your support, we sold out and our tree lot is now closed.  Barefoot Mountain and the CPC plan to partner again next year to bring you beautiful trees and holiday decorations so make sure to visit us again.  Tree recycling will take place on December 29th and 30th.  Please remove all lights before dropping your tree.  Recycling service is provided compliments of Boutee Tree ervice.  Trees will be chipped and used for trails in the Park. 

Hundreds gathered on December 8th for the second annual CPC Holidays in the Park celebration.  Santa arrived by fire truck, visited with kids and posed for pictures.  Guests were treated to two wonderful performances by The Georgia Boy Choir and the Sutton Middle School Chorus.  Kids had the opportunity to paint ornaments to take home and everyone was treated to hot chocolate and cookies compliments of Starbucks.  "Thanks to everyone who came out for the evening," said Chad Scales, CPC Board Member and Event Volunteer, "This is our way of saying thanks to the many neighbors and friends who support the efforts of the Chastain Park Conservancy." 

Monday, 10 December 2012 11:42

Beautiful Fraser Fir Trees Still Available

Haven't decorated for Christmas?  No problem -- we still have some beautiful Fraser fir trees available.  But hurry -- they are going fast!  We can assist you with all of your holiday decorating needs including garland, wreaths, tree stands, disposal bags and watering cans.  Delivery is available for an extra fee.  The CPC tree lot (located in the Chastain Park Red Parking Lot) is open Monday through Thursday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 12:43

Kick off the Holiday Season in the Park

Join your neighbors and friends for the second annual Holidays in the Park celebration on Saturday, December 8th at the Chastain Park Tennis Center.   All the fun begins at 4:30 PM with Santa's arrival by fire truck.  Enjoy performances by The Georgia Boy Choir led by David White and the award winning Sutton Middle School Chorus led by Rob Pethel on guitar and keyboards.  There will be ornament painting for kids, hot chocolate and cookies provided by Starbucks, Christmas tree and wreath sales.  The CPC will also be collecting new toys for Atlanta's local children charities to be delivered before Christmas. 

Join the Georgia Center for Non- Profits GA Gives Day campaign - an effort to " Make Good in your Hood".  Next Thursday December 6 is the date to make your voice heard and give to your organization of choice.  We hope you consider supporting the Chastain Park Conservancy's mission to "Restore, Enhance, Maintain and Preserve" Chastain Park's 268 acres.  

Friday, 23 November 2012 10:38

CPC Tree Lot is Open!

The Chastain Park Conservancy Christmas Tree Lot is Open!  Our lot is stocked with beautiful Fraser fir trees from the Blue Ridge Mountains provided by Barefoot Mountain Farms.  We also offer wreaths, garland and a selection of decorated wreaths along with tree stands, disposal bags and watering cans.  The CPC lot is located at the Chastain Park Red Parking Lot, off Powers Ferry Road at the north end of the Park.  Weekend hours (Friday - Sunday) are 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and weekday hours (Monday - Thursday) are 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Proceeds from the lot will benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy so buy a tree and help the CPC!


Monday, 12 November 2012 19:20

Jackson Students Visit CPC

Third grade students from Jackson Elementary School Roots 'n Shoots program visited the CPC Friday to learn about water management and conservation.  Ray Mock, Director of Operations gave the students a tour of the Conservancy and explained the role of the CPC as "protectors of the park."  Students also visited Nancy Creek where they met a representative from the Chattahoochee River Keepers. The field trip ended at the CPC Headquarters where the students had the opportunity to see the urban farm, the bee hives and meet "Chuck," the CPC goat.

Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:31

Partying on a Green Night with Heart and Soul

Over 400 guests enjoyed the annual Chastain Park Conservancy's fall fundraiser, "On A Green Night," held October 4th at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

This year's event featured our park partner, Chastain Arts Center.  Party patrons were treated to pottery and painting demonstrations by local artists and had the opportunity to bid on some beautiful hand made pieces donated by the arts center.

Learn how to decorate your home for the holidays with natural elements found right outside your door!  Chastain Park Conservancy members and friends are invited to attend the free seminar on Friday, November 9th at 10:00 AM at the Chastain Park Conservancy, located at 4001 Powers Ferry Road.

Seminar participants will learn how to make and decorate a moss wreath with natural elements found in your front yard including twigs, small branches, berries, dried flowers and acrons.  Wreaths can be used for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays.  The 16 inch wreath can be displayed on doors, mantles and even used as a table centerpiece.

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