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.