Each year it takes hundreds of volunteers to keep Chastain Park clean, green and safe! Not only do we need volunteers to rake leaves, plant and clear trails, we also need people who are skilled at party planning, decorating and fundraising.
The Chastain Park Garden Club, founded in May of 1954, has organized many beautification projects to make the Park and surrounding neighborhoods a more enjoyable place for residents and visitors. Members recently planted the flower boxes at the weather shelter located near the Red Parking Lot at the corner of Powers Ferry Road and Stella Drive.
A big "Green Volunteer Shout Out" goes to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School (HIES) Students have who assisted with multiple projects this spring. In March, over a hundred students assisted with park clean up during the HIES day of service. The group worked clearing trails and cleaning the amphitheatre.
There are many volunteers that invest their time and energy into the improvement of Chastain Park. One group of volunteers who have contributed countless hours throughout the years are the Scouts. Many have chosen to improve areas in the park for their Eagle Scout projects. As you walk through the park, sit on its benches or climb its trails, chances are you have benefitted from the work of an Eagle Scout. One such Scout, St. Pius student Joe Mohr, who lives near the Park, recently completed a trail that joins the Master Grill with the new Hilltop Fields.