History & Goals


The Sandy Springs Conservancy was established in 2001 as a grass-roots effort by citizens to preserve rapidly disappearing greenspace and recreation areas in Sandy Springs. Before Sandy Springs was even a city, there was the Sandy Springs Conservancy.

When several members of a Sandy Springs roundtable meeting raised concerns about conserving parks and greenspace in the area, they formed the Sandy Springs Revitalization Initiative in 2001, to address this and other development issues. This group subsequently formed the Sandy Springs Conservancy, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Since its inception, the Conservancy has provided educational, technical and financial support to create 100 acres of parks throughout Sandy Springs, recreational assets that are cherished by children and adults in our community.


The Sandy Springs Conservancy is committed to working with public and private partners to create, conserve and connect parks, greenspace, and trails in Sandy Springs.

A connectivity network that links Sandy Springs parks, neighborhoods, and city center.
The Atlanta Beltine and PATH 400 began as transportation alternatives, but have since become engines for economic development. With City leadership and community support, we can bring PATH400 to Sandy Springs, extending it from the I-285/GA 400 intersection, to create a connective backbone within our City and out to other Metro Atlanta destinations.
Comprehensive Greenspace
A comprehensive greenspace and trail connectivity plan as a part of the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan and established goals for implementation.
A dedicated source of funds for the acquisition of greenspace in Sandy Springs
Having readily available funds and identified sources for additional funding, primarily through charitable organizations, will allow for quick and decisive action when opportunities to acquire property arise.
Identification of "new" greenspace
From FEMA properties to traffic islands and parking lots, we hope to identify potential spots of green around the City.
More public river access to the Chattahoochee
We want to capitalize on Sandy Springs’ unparalleled amount (22 miles) of river frontage along the Chattahoochee River.