Candler Park Pool Vandalism Pool Expected to Open Saturday

May 31 2013



Unfortunately, there were multiple acts of vandalism at the Candler Park Pool overnight.  The pool was broken into, valves were tampered resulting in emptying the pool, and all the deck furniture was thrown into the empty pool.  The parks department and APD are investigating and we have asked Major Meadows to comment on the current state of the investigation.

As the pool was completely drained, it took all day to refill it and they need the chemicals to clean it overnight.  They plan to open tomorrow assuming everything goes to plan.

I stopped by and spoke to the beat cop and asked him to keep an eye out tonight.

If you have any information as to what may have occured, please contact me at as soon as possible or you may contact the Atlanta Police Department directly.

Steve Cardwell

President, Candler Park Neighborhood Organization

Board of Director Minutes

May 24 2013

You may now read the latest Minutes for Board of Directors from the Membership page of this website.

May  minutes have been posted under CPNO  Board of Director notes.

Fire at Corner Tavern / major traffic impact

May 23 2013

Hey neighbors, a fire broke out at Corner Tavern in L5P this afternoon, causing all lanes of Moreland Ave to shut-down in L5P. This is jamming roads throughout the area, which is pretty evident if you've tried to go anywhere. You may want to think twice about being on the roads for a little while if you can avoid it.

Zoning highlights last night's Master Plan forum

May 23 2013

Thanks to more than 60 neighbors who participated at last night's Draft Master Plan Community Forum. A truly engaged group grabbed the opportunity, at Epworth Church, to review dozens of recommendations, and to offer their own insights and ideas.

Candler Park Draft Master Plan Community ForumFor those who were unable to come: Our lead planner, Aaron Fortner, offered up his take on which ideas have so far garnered a consensus and which currently fall short of consensus. Among the former: A Candler Park conservancy and a weekly farmer's market. Among the latter: A dog park, or at least a specific location for one.

Then, Fortner proposed a variety of zoning tweaks designed to encourage land uses supported by neighborhood, as well to protect the neighborhood from undesirable change. After that, participants were unleashed with Sharpies to comment on the recommendations and to add in more of their own.
Fortner and company are now working to update the recommendations based on community feedback. He and his team will hone those notes into a draft plan, which he plans to put online at by June 7. There will be a mechanism there to suggest changes. And the draft is slated to be presented for further comment at the CPNO June meeting.
If you've got something to say now, though, don't wait until later to speak up. Go to this page to offer feedback. And if you don't want to miss a future landmark in the Master Plan process, keep checking blog and/or "Like" the Candler Park Facebook page. Bottom line: The next key date to remember is June 7, when Fortner plans to have that first draft up on the Master Plan website.

Candler Park Movie Night - Brave

Come one, come all! On Saturday, May 25, the Candler Park Movie Night will be Brave.

Candler Park Movie Nights are FREE and take place in Candler Park at dusk (with plenty of running around and general shenanigans in the hour before that). Movie night is produced by Friends of Candler Park and funded by CPNO.

Movie Info: Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late. -- (C) Disney



Sat, 05/25/2013 - 7:30pm
Candler Park in front of pool house

Opening day of Candler Park Pool for 2013 season

The City of Atlanta has released its 2013 pool schedules, and good news -- Candler Park pool will be open seven days a week this summer. Hooray!

Opening day of the CP pool will be on Saturday, May 25 and the season will run until Sunday, September 2.

Hours: 7 days a week, 12:30 pm - 7 pm

Admission: Children 5 and under: free. Children 6 - 16: $2. Adults 17 - 54: $4. Senior citizens (55 & up): $2.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 3 and under must wear a swim diaper.

The Candler Park pool is owned and managed by the City of Atlanta. Any questions, please contact the City of Atlanta Parks Department at 404-546-6788. The pool phone number is 404-373-4349.

More information is available in the City of Altanta brochure here.

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 12:30pm
Candler Park Pool

Mulberry Fields Summer Soulstice Soiree

Posted on behalf of Jesse Bathrick:

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Mulberry Fields - 1301 Iverson St.

2013 Fall Fest Budget

May 21 2013

Please find below the proposed 2013 Fall Fest budget. This is scheduled for a vote by CPNO membership at the June 17 CPNO meeting.

INCOME 2013Budget
Road Race including sponsorship $34,000
All Vending $47,000
Tour Homes Misc Income $3,600
Promotion $15,000
Production and Talent $18,500
Safety and Sanitation $13,200
Road Race $4,850
Rentals $9,400
City of Atlanta permits $1,050
Affiliated organizations $2,050
Insurance $2,300
Miscellaneous / All Other Expenses $5,650
NET INCOME $12,600

May Messenger

May 20 2013

Hey Candler Parkers, it's here!

Let us plant together: The Urban Gardeners of Candler Park

May 19 2013

From Scott Jacobs:

Gardeners of Candler Park, unite. Whether you garden vegetables or flowers, organic or traditional, experienced or just beginning with your first seedling, this group can help us all be better gardeners, enjoy our successes, learn from our failures, work collectively, share resources, and just have a good time with other gardeners. The group will be able to think about several kinds of activities, including:    

•              Companionship for gardening addicts: Meeting to exchange gardening methods and information

•              Touring gardens in the neighborhood

•              Trading seeds and seedlings (those of us who germinate always have too many seeds and seedlings)

•              Showing novice gardeners some techniques and advice such as fertilizing, pest control, and trouble shooting

•              Working with researchers to pilot new plant varieties in Atlanta   

•              Organizing relations with local food banks to deliver excess produce

•              Selling produce as part of charity events

•              Organizing with local restaurants “Eat Local” nights where meals are prepared with local produce

•              Supporting local gardens at rest homes and schools with knowledge and seedlings

•              Discussing technologies such as rain water retention and raised beds

•              Keeping rodents out of gardens J

The first kickoff event will be held in June 2013. If you are interested in having more information, please send an email to, Scott Jacobs, who can also be reached at 404 222 2402.