Our Vision/History

Our History

The SSC began as a few members of a Sandy Springs roundtable meeting who were concerned about conserving parks and greenspace in the area. They formed the Sandy Springs Revitalization Initiative and became a 501c3 in 2001 and then formed the Sandy Springs Conservancy.

Our Vision for 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 the “low-hanging fruit”

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.

Projects in Development

Marsh Creek Trail

As a first segment of the trail system, the SSC is funding half the cost of a feasibility study for the portion of the trail which will run from Glenridge Road, connecting with The Park at Ashton Woods, Aria, continuing along Marsh Creek past the Tennis Center, and connecting by sidewalk to Roswell Road and the Abernathy Greenway.

Future Projects

Multi-Use Trail

The SSC envisions a City network of trails and greenspaces connecting public spaces and recreational areas, residential communities, and transportation and business nodes. This network of trails will ultimately connect with many of our surrounding communities, opening the opportunity for alternative modes of transportation and connectedness beyond our City limits, including Path 400, Cobb County, Chastain, and The Beltline.

Gateway Park

The SSC has identified an area of land, owned by the City, located at the Corner of Riverside Drive and Johnson Ferry Road. With the widening of Johnson Ferry Road, and a history of working with the City on this type of land, the SSC is looking at new ways to create a small gateway park on this site.

Old Riverside Park

The SSC is currently working with the surrounding HOAs in an effort to create a wonderful amenity for the community.

North End Revitalization

The SSC envisions parks and greenspace as playing an important role in the revitalization and redevelopment of the northern area of Sandy Springs. The SSC is poised to work with north end neighbors, developers, and planners in the design, funding and implementation of greenspace, trails and improved access to the Chattahoochee River.