New Year’s Resolutions - a tradition so many would rather do without. I actually look forward to it. Each new year provides an opportunity to reflect on the last 12 months, and resolve to do more of what worked well. As someone who works in the parks and greenspace arena my resolutions always involve thinking about the outdoors. There is no shortage of research from organizations such as the CDC and the Trust for Public Land or periodicals like Fast Company who list the benefits of spending active time outdoors. These reports come filled with esoteric terms such as “forest bathing”, “garden therapy” and “nature deficit disorder”. The list of benefits is long, offering improved health, mental wellbeing, longevity and my personal favorite from the CDC, “a favorable distribution of body fat”. The truth is, time spent outside is not only good for you but it is fun!


This holiday season we are grateful for you.  It is because of caring individuals like you that Chastain Park is such a gem in our community.  We love that you are now visiting our site, it likely means that you enjoy all that Chastain Park has to offer within its 268 acres of greenspace. If you are also looking to learn more about the Chastain Park Conservancy’s mission, projects and programs I’ve written this, my first blog, for you...

Monday, 21 August 2017 10:05

Three Dog Night October 21st!

The Chastain Park Conservancy (CPC) is honored to have the Grammy-nominated band, THREE DOG NIGHT, as the headliner for its 4th annual Rock Chastain Benefit Concert - scheduled for Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Chastain Park Amphitheater and produced by Live Nation.

THREE DOG NIGHT, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. Since 1986, the band has performed over 2,200 shows including two Super Bowls. Its hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, -- songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity.

With their hit filled concerts, performed for generation-spanning audiences by Danny Hutton (founder/lead vocalist) and Michael Allsup (guitar), Paul Kingery (bass/vocals), Pat Bautz (drums), Howard Laravea (keyboards) and David Morgan (vocals) THREE DOG NIGHT is the perfect act to bring all who love music, dance and the outdoors together for a great cause!

Joining Three Dog Night is Atlanta’s, The Whiskey Gentry, a Rock Chastain crowd favorite, sure to make everyone sing.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:16

Roots That Rock ‘N’ Roll Through Atlanta

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“My Uncle Jason spent decades of his life dedicated to playing the drums; like so many, he passionately fought for his love of music and the dream to make that his career. In knowing admiration of his dedication, I asked him to tell me more. In the midst of stories that he played back like a projector on a living room wall, I remember him profoundly saying, “Survival of the fittest is what it takes.” That’s always been a statement I enjoy referencing, but after taking a trip down memory lane with Drivin’ ‘N’ Cryin’s (DNC) Kevn Kinney, I now have living proof.

Monday, 05 September 2016 13:46

October 15th! Rock The Night in Celebration

Rock Chastain is the Chastain Park Conservancy’s largest fundraiser in support of our mission to "restore, enhance, maintain and preserve" Chastain Park's 268 acres. It is also the easiest and most fun way to donate to the Conservancy while enjoying a night out with your friends and family.  As a 501c3 your ticket purchase is tax deductible.
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Even though I was raised OTP, I consider myself native to Atlanta. My dad however was raised ITP, which apparently makes him an official Atlanta Native, and those are hard to come by. He attended Christ the King, lunched at Henri’s weekly, graduated from Marist, and pronounces the days of the week, like: Sundee, Mondee, Tuesdee. In the front yard of his childhood Atlanta home, grew a magnolia tree, now having a canopy that you could literally build a 4 bedroom, 2 story house under. My grandmother still lives there, not under the tree, but like I said…she totally could! I love listening to stories of her 7 children and their shenanigans(my dad being the ring leader), Garden Club meetings and mandatory family Sunday(pronounced Sundee) Dinner and served with glasses of sweet iced tea. Like the traditional southern beverage, my Grandma Darlin’ is as sweet as the day is long.

Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:46



Four years in the making, Chastain Park's new playground will officially open at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Consider this your invitation to attend. We'll mark the start of a new era in play. For we have built a 40,000-square-foot playground amid six acres of grassy, tree-lined terrain. Children, from tots to teens, have a place --- their place --- to race down slides, climb into a tree house, sway in giant 'oodle' swings, play an outdoor piano, run or even relax.

Built with the support of private donors and the city of Atlanta, the playground was designed from the imaginations of children. The Chastain Park Conservancy led the endeavor. Play days at the old playground, visits to schools and public meetings told us what children wanted in their playground: A place where they could test themselves, a place they'd want to visit and revisit. Parents said they'd like a safe playground where they could watch their children and visit with each other. And they said they'd like access to restrooms. The new playground has a pavilion that includes bathroom facilities, as well as a space for picnics and birthday parties.  

Although the playground has been open for two weeks, March 19 marks the official opening. Chick-fil-A, a donor to the playground, will provide food and drinks. There will be other surprises and a mercifully brief program and ribbon cutting. Play is what the playground is all about, and this is an occasion to have fun.

If you are driving, we urge you to park in the Red Lot on Powers Ferry Rd, near the horse park and the amphitheatre. A shuttle service will be available to take you to the playground if you do not feel like walking. Earlier that day, NYO will hold its annual Opening Day festivities. The park will be a busy place. We hope the baseball and fastpitch softball players who participate in the NYO parade will stick around or return to join us.  There is no charge for this event or to use the playground.  

The early reviews of the playground have been nothing short of overwhelming. A favorite: 'This is the bestest playground ever.' Come join us from 2-5 p.m. March 19 to decide for yourself.  Also, if you'd like to become a permanent part of the playground, please consider the purchase of a specially engraved brick that will become a part of our walkway. For more information, go to:



Monday, 08 February 2016 20:38

Walk Chastain Construction Update


Thank you for your continued patience as The Chastain Park Conservancy, The PATH Foundation, and the City of Atlanta expand the PATH on Powers Ferry Road. We understand the Chastain Community, and particularly the neighbors immediately adjacent to the construction site, have been greatly impacted by the construction process. We apologize for the inconvenience during construction and continue to coordinate with all the varied parties associated with this construction project to ensure Walk Chastain remains on schedule and is completed safely.

Below please find communication on the project status by clicking Read More below:

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