Candler Park Movie Night Tonight

Aug 24 2013

A quick reminder that tonight is another movie with friends and neighbors under the stars.  

Tonight's feature presentation is Pee Wee's Big Adventure and it'll start at sunset (around 8 pm). Our seed-spitting contest got rained out at the last movie night, so we'll give that another go some time in the 7:00 hour. Tell your pint-sized seed-spitters to bring their game face.

Atlanta Marathon Adopt-a-mile

Aug 22 2013
submitted by Eric Rubenstein
Atlanta Marathoners need your help for their October 27 race through town - and it's a great way to raise funds for your favorite neighborhood association, CPNO! Without funding, there are no Master Plans, no Fall Fests, no nuthin'. So it's important to get as many folks as we can, the widest cross-section of neighbors and friends, to show up to our mile of the Atlanta Marathon on October 27.
CPNO was awarded a mile along the Atlanta Marathon's October 27th race. The race starts at 7:30 AM on Sunday, October 27 - (hot coffee and glazed breakfast treats await).  Of the 26 or so miles involved, we got the closest one to our neighborhood -- Highland Ave from Boulevard to North Ave.  We need a minimum of 15 volunteers at the water stand, and 15 volunteers at the cheer zone at all times (roughly 3-4 hours) - and if we get lots more, we can work out some shifts!
We will be judged by the race producers based on number of volunteers (minimum of 30, or no money awarded), how creatively we're dressed, how loud we can get, how long we stay, how well we clean up, and can even earn a bonus if the runners judge our mile best. If we represent like I know we can, we can't lose.
The money we raise as a result will go toward the creation of a youth road race in Candler Park (or other great fitness activity for our kids - ideas welcomed).  So get the word out and hold the date - October 27 - to show the runners some love and connect with your neighbors at the same time.  Sign up for a shift at the links below, and look forward to seeing you all along the mile!

Register for the Aid station:

Register for the Cheer zone:

Master Plan - Passed!

Aug 21 2013

At the CPNO monthly membership meeting on Monday night, a motion to approve the Candler Park Master Plan passed easily. There are a few steps in the process between approval and formal submission to the City, but it was great to see how many people came out to support the plan's approval. Thanks to the Master Plan Committee and Market + Main for all your hard work putting this together, answering questions, and gathering input along the way.


Hard to argue with that!

Candler Park Local History Collection - Unveiling

This Local History Collection, the product of a partnership between the BiRacial History Project and Mary Lin Elementary, will be housed in a special area of the Media Center at the Mary Lin Elementary School for use in school and by the community. Under the guidance of Mary Lin’s Principal and Media Center Director, the Collection will be available to students, teachers and staff, families, neighbors and researchers. The Collection will support Lin’s local history curriculum and encourage multigenerational neighborhood interest. This is a project that's been in the works for a while, and it'll be exciting to see it fully realized. For more information, email

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Mary Lin Elementary - 586 Candler Park Drive

Fall Festival Permit

Aug 19 2013

Attached is the permit for this year's Fall Festival. Feel free to bring up any questions you may have at the meeting tonight or by emailing


Aug 18 2013

There are curently 35 sheep penned up on the hill on the Candler Park Drive side of the park. They're working hard to clear out some overgrown invasive foliage. An electric fence and two sheep dogs are keeping the sheep on task. Read more about them on the page for the "Meet the Sheep" event, scheduled for today from 2-5. If you do go to see them at work, please avoid the electric fence.

Hard at work



Resting up


Hard at work

New APD Zone 6 Commander Meet and Greet

On Wednesday, August 28th, Kwanza Hall will be hosting a community meet-and-greet for Timothy Peek, the new Zone 6 Commander for the Atlanta Police Department.  The event will take place at The Trolley Barn in Inman Park. The Trolley Barn is located one block west of the Inman Park MARTA station. There is some on-street parking. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA, walk, bike, or carpool.

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Ave NE 30307

Leash Laws - Quick Reminder

Aug 17 2013

Neighborhood residents should be mindful of local ordinances regarding keeping dogs on leashes. 

Fulton County law (see: Fulton County Code of Ordinances, Section 34-205) states that dogs cannot leave the premises of their owner without being held on a leash and under the control of a competent individual. Leashes must also be no more than six feet long.

Further, City of Atlanta law (see: City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances, Section 110-70) states that in parks, pets must be leashed and cleaned up after, and that even when leashed, pets (other than service dogs) aren't allowed in swimming pools/pool areas, tennis courts, or within 15 feet of fences or structures.

August 2013 Messenger - Available Now

Aug 13 2013

The August 2013 Issue of the Candler Park Messenger is available now on the website. Take a look - August 2013 Messenger.

Swimming Pool is Open

Aug 13 2013

The Candler Park Swimming Pool has re-opened. A request for better lighting and cameras has been made to the Atlanta Police Department. Parks employees have no idea how the vandals are gaining access to the pool.