Trees Atlanta Tree Sale

from Bethany Clark at Trees Atlanta
Back for its 14th year, the annual Trees Atlanta Tree Sale promises to be bigger and better than ever! Approximately 200 species of trees, plants, and tree-friendly vines will be sold, and there is something for every tree lover. Free to attend, the tree sale takes place Saturday, October 12th, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, located at 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316.
Sat, 10/12/2013 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316

CP Movie Night This Saturday: The Lorax

Oct 3 2013

This Saturday, October 5 we'll have yet another fabulous movie in the park. The feature presentation will be The Lorax (rescheduled from earlier this season when it was rained out). You are probably familiar with this Dr. Seuss classic, which tells the tale of a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. It's also a nice fable about how the environment must be protected against those who would profit from it, an idea that surely resonates with all the green folks in CP. 

Sunset is coming earlier these days, so the movie will start around 7:30 pm. Get there early so the kids can run around, and for an easy dinner; CP resident and Uncle Maddios co-owner Chris Fitzgerald will be there selling pizza and their famous chocolate chip cookies.

Last but not least, mark your calendar for the final movie night of the season, another one that was rained out and rescheduled - Field of Dreams on Saturday, October 19.

Festival Survey Results

Oct 2 2013

Please find the Candler Park festival survey results summary here. All results data can be found here.

Several Candler Park residents are meeting next week with Ebony Barley of the Mayor's Office of Special Events. The goal is to review the current City Code regulating the permitting of festivals citywide, and then segue into specific issues that are of concern to Candler Park neighbors regarding festivals in the neighborhood.

Candler Park Fall Fest - This Weekend!

Sep 26 2013
Fall Fest is produced by the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization and includes live bands, 150+ artist booths, a kids area, and a 5K run. Fall Fest is FREE to attend, thanks to our sponsors.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Corner of McLendon Ave & Candler Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307
Tour of Homes:
Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 pm-6:00 pm – Click Here for Information
There is no parking inside the park, but street parking is available on Candler Park Drive and other side streets. Please be courteous and don’t block our neighbors’ driveways! Because parking is limited, we highly recommend you take MARTA.
Bike Valet: 
Operated by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the bike valet will park and guard your bike while you enjoy the Fest. Go green!
We’re also easily accessible by MARTA Rail from the Edgewood/Candler Park Station on the East Line, and by bus routes serving the station. Exit on the Candler Park side. Turn right onto Oakdale Road and walk two blocks north to McLendon Avenue, turn right and walk one block east to the park.
For any additional information, please visit the Fall Fest Website! We look forward to having a great turnout and seeing neighbors from both near and far.

Candler Park Fall Fest - Call for Volunteers

Sep 19 2013

from Jeanine Rousso:

The Candler Park Fall Festival is just around the corner, and we need your help again this year. All volunteers will receive a free (and super stylish) Fall Fest t-shirt and have a great time at one of the most loved festivals in Candler Park.

To volunteer at the festival:

To volunteer at the 5K:

Contact if you have any questions!

For more information about Fall Fest, visit the Fall Fest Website.

Candler Park Play Day and 5k

via Atlanta ContactPoint:

The second annual Candler Park Play Day will be taking place in the park from 10am - 4pm. Sports played, times and locations are listed here. No word on a contingency plan for rain, but we'll keep you posted.

CandlerPark Play Day

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Candler Park

Local Bike Rack Initiative

Sep 18 2013

An article was recently posted on the East Atlanta Patch website describing the efforts of Candler Park resident Amy Stout and the Neighborhood Planning Unit-N to install bike racks in local neighborhoods. Candler Park's bike racks are located at First Existentialist Congregation and Epworth United Methodist Church. Initiatives like these are important to Mayor Kasim Reed's desire to make Atlanta one of the top 10 cities in the country for cyclists. Read more about these efforts and the results here. Way to be, Amy!

Update on Mary Lin construction project

Sep 18 2013

Today Mary Lin principal Brian Mitchell provided the following update on the Mary Lin renovation project:

Permit update: Traffic, Arborist and Sewer Capacity review is complete and marked as approved.  However Site Development is reviewing the latest revised drawings from the Civil Engineer which was submitted on 09/03/13.  At this pace I do not believe construction will start on Monday, 9/23/13.  It is possible construction could start, a week later, 9/30/13 contingent on receiving the Land Disturbance Permit ( LDP) next week from the City Site Development.

He also noted that he has a request in to view the traffic patterns that were approved; he will pass along information as he is able to get it.

September Messenger - CORRECTION

Sep 12 2013

submitted by David Rotenstein:

Due to an editorial error, the days shown for the headline acts at this year's Fall Fest were incorrect in the print version of the Messenger and an earlier version posted on The lead Fall Fest article should have noted that Saturday night's headliners are Blair Crimmins and the Hookers and Sunday night's headliners are Atlanta's Blues Queens. The editor regrets the error and it has been corrected in the online version, available here.

Zoning Frequently Asked Questions

Sep 9 2013

If you've ever been curious about certain aspects of the zoning regulations in Candler Park, CPNO Zoning Officer Mischa Uppelschoten put together this handy FAQ. Thanks much, Mischa!