CP Movie Night This Saturday: It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown / Field of Dreams

This Saturday, October 19 is the final CP Movie Night of the season. With Halloween approaching, movie-meister Mark Clement has a double feature lined up:

6:30 pm - It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

7 pm - Field of Dreams 

Uncle Maddio's Pizza will be there selling pizza and their famous locally baked chocolate chip cookies starting around 6 pm.  Dinner and a movie - what more could you ask for?



Sat, 10/19/2013 - 6:30pm
Candler Park

Sweetwater 420Fest Moving to Centennial Olympic Park

Oct 15 2013
from Jennifer Bensch, Happy Ending Productions
Dear Candler Park Residents,
As we approach the planning season for SweetWater 420 Festival in 2014, it’s with mixed emotions that we announce to you all that we will be transitioning our festival out of Candler Park and moving it to Centennial Olympic Park.
We wanted to take this opportunity to personally reach out and thank you all for such a great run. We’ve got nothing but love and gratitude for the neighbors who have welcomed us back year after year to Candler Park. This park has been an incredible home to our festival over the years and will remain near-and-dear to the SweetWater family for all our memories there.
As we approach the festival’s 10-year anniversary (time flies when you’re having fun), we wanted to begin looking at look long-term opportunities that could potentially help grow the festival and provide better access for local patrons and those traveling in for the fest. We’ve been able to cultivate this festival over the years and look forward to it evolving even more in the years ahead. After listening to the neighborhood, we know that growing the festival would not be possible if we stayed. This change in location will allow for a bigger footprint with greater transportation access, all right in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
All of that said, we wanted to reassure you that while we are moving we’re not abandoning Candler Park. We still have funds raised from the 2013 festival that we are excited to put back into the park! We are working on gathering the folks from Park Pride and other key community members to help us determine how we will allocate the projects and efforts. We will also remain a sponsor for the Candler Park Fall Festival and look forward to partnering with Candler Park for future initiatives!
We’ve truly had some really great times. It’s our hope that you will join us for the 2014 SweetWater 420 Festival to celebrate Mother Earth with us the best way we know how!

Fox Bros. meets with CPNO, residents to discuss parking

Oct 11 2013

Bills Schoonmaker (cap) and John Robinson (bowtie) show Candler Park residents proposed site plans before the start of the Oct. 2 meeting.

About 20 people attended a CPNO zoning committee meeting Oct. 2 to discuss proposed changes to parking at the popular Fox Bros. Barbecue restaurant. The restaurant is located at 1238 DeKalb Ave. and it recently bought adjoining lots at 1210, 1216, and 1220 DeKalb Ave. to accommodate customer and employee parking that currently spills over into nearby residential streets.

Fox Bros. vice president Bill Schoonmaker and attorney John Robinson made a brief presentation. They distributed copies of site plans showing several alternatives for parking and landscaping in the lots where two vacant single-family homes currently are located. Fox Bros. proposes demolishing the homes to build a surface parking lot. The project would require a zoning change.

It took Fox Bros. more than a year to acquire the property. Parking has long been a concern and the business has discussed it with CPNO previously. Residents who live on Elmira Place and Josephine street who attended the Oct. 2 meeting would like relief from overflow parking but they expressed concerns about the potential impacts new onsite parking might create.

Among the concerns voiced were increased traffic to the business because of the new parking supply; aesthetic concerns; impacts to trees; expansion of the existing restaurant footprint; impacts to nearby property values; and, light pollution.

Recommendations to mitigate potential impacts introduced by additional parking included valet parking and other offsite solutions for customer and employee cars. Schoonmaker noted that the business is looking for sites to expand its catering and in-store dining business. Their efforts to expand into Decatur last year collapsed after a tree damaged their existing restaurant and forcing them to invest in repairs to the existing facilities.

At the end of the 90-minute meeting, Schoonmaker promised to take into consideration the concerns and suggestions he received before meeting again with CPNO and residents. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 6.

City of Atlanta municipal elections on November 5

The 2013 City of Atlanta Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The polls will be open from 7 am - 8 pm. Voters who have registered by October 7 will vote to fill the Offices of Mayor, City Council President, City Council Members, School Board Members and Municipal Court Judges.


This is a very important election with contested races for many school board and city council seats. We urge all Candler Park residents to vote.


Make sure you are registered to vote in the November 5th election. The deadline to register was October 7th, 2013. CLICK HERE to confirm your voter registration is up-to-date and find out where your voting location is (though please note that residents listed as voting at Mary Lin will actually vote at Epworth Church). 


Early voting begins on October 14.  CLICK HERE to find out about early voting locations, dates and times. The closest location to Candler Park is the Coan Recreation Center at 1530 Woodbine Avenue, SE Atlanta, GA 30317. It is open from October 26 - November 1 (closed on Sunday) from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.


All of Candler Park will vote at Epworth Church - 1561 McLendon Ave, Atlanta 30307. This includes residents who typically vote at Mary Lin Elementary (that polling location will be closed due to the school construction project.)

The polls will be open from 7 am - 8 pm on November 5, 2013. Busy times are historically from 7:00 am - 9:30 am, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm, and during the lunch hour.

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 7:00am
For CP residents: Epworth Church - 1561 McLendon Ave, Atlanta 30307

October Messenger - now available

Oct 6 2013

The October issue of the Candler Park Messenger is available now! Look for print editions in your mailbox and at local businesses soon.

Second Annual Block Yard Sale

Sat, 10/12/2013 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Oakdale Road- North to Benning

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.