Park Pride to appear at November Membership Meeting

Nov 4 2011

Walt Ray from Park Pride will attend the upcoming CPNO meeting on November 21 to answer questions about the Candler Park visioning process. As Commissioner Dusenbury said at our meeting last month, the visioning process is an opportunity for the community at large to provide input about how they would like to see our large public park used in the future. At the end of the process, we will have a long-term plan for Candler Park. This plan is produced by Park Pride and is not binding.

At the membership meeting, Walt will explain the mechanics of the process; what methods will be used to collect feedback; and how decisions will be made about what to include in the long-term plan. He has agreed to stay after the meeting to take questions one-on-one in order to make sure everyone has a good understanding of the process.

The visioning process will contemplate potentially significant changes to the park. The Parks Department has asked us to at least consider if we want the golf course to remain in its present form. And at the request of neighbors, the CPNO is also asking if a dog park could someday be added to the park.

While these changes are being discussed, nothing has been determined and will not be until the process concludes late next year. Commissioner Dusenbury is on record as saying that if a large majority of the neighborhood wants the golf course to remain as-is, he will respect our wishes. And Walt Ray has been very clear that this is an opportunity for the community to explore options, and that not all of those options will be a good fit with the final plan.

If you have an opinion on what amenities our public park should contain, please come to our upcoming meeting and learn more about how you can add your voice to the process.

Open Meeting with Mayor Reed on Thursday, October 27 at 7 PM

Oct 25 2011

Alliance of Intown Neighbors Presents a
Neighborhood Forum with
Atlanta Mayor, Honorable Kasim Reed APD Police Chief, George Turner

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7:00-8:30 PM

Inman Middle School Auditorium, 774 Virginia Avenue at Park Drive

Moderator:    State Representative Kathy Ashe

Sponsoring Neighborhoods; Midtown, Ansley Park, Virginia Highland, Poncey Highland, Piedmont Heights, Home Park, Candler Park, Downtown Neighbors, Castleberry Hill, Morningside and Lenox Park.

All are welcome

Admission is FREE

Parking is available on site

Candler Park Movie Night This Saturday, October 29

Oct 24 2011

Last movie night of the 2011 season is this Saturday, October 29! Festivities begin at 6 pm in front of the pool house at Candler Park.

Rated PG; 152 minutes; 2001

You’ve read the book… now see it on the big screen. Based on the J.K. Rowling books that have started a phenomenon, this film adaptation follows the adventures of the book’s young hero - Harry Potter. Harry learns upon his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and has some interesting powers of his own. He leaves a life of disenchantment and despair to an exciting trek to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Losing his parents at a young age, Harry makes a family of the close circle of friends at school. This magical and fantastical group of friends join Harry to unravel the mystery of his parents’ death and confront the forces intent on destroying him.

Candler Park Dog Park - Open Meeting on November 2 at 7 pm

Oct 20 2011

From Jimmy Bligh:

Based on the response from the CPNO meeting the other night, the dog park committee will hold an open meeting in November for anyone who was interested in joining the committee or who just wanted to come talk about it some more. It will be on Wednesday, Nov 2nd at 7pm at Manuel's Tavern.

We got a little over 700 signatures in support of the dog park at our booth at the Candler Park Fall Fest, along with almost 50 from the online petition. Our goal is to get to 1,000 in the next month or so by leaving it at some local businesses as well as continuing to send it to people online to distribute. We can even go door to door if needed. We are well on our way after this weekend!

Candler Park Golf Course Financials

Oct 20 2011

Posting this on behalf of Parks Commissioner George Dusenbury, who shared this information at Monday's CPNO membership meeting.

Please see the attached financial statement for the golf course. George also noted:
In addition, effective this fiscal year (July 1, 2011) the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is not being charged for water.  The July bill for the golf course, which is not reflected on American Golf’s PL summary because DPRCA pays it directly, is for $2,307.59.

Fall Fest: That's a Wrap! Plus Pics

Oct 17 2011

Many thanks to the fabulous Fall Fest committee and all the volunteers who helped make this weekend's fest a huge success.

Here are some pics, couresy of Nghia Huynh. More to come!

Found Dog

Oct 17 2011

Good grief, lots of lost & found pets this week. Here's the latest.


From Jennifer Burns:

Boxer Found on Hardendorf Ave. Sunday Oct. 16
please call 404 376-1811 or 404 825-7502

Dinner and Discounts at Radial Cafe!

Oct 17 2011

From Frank Bragg:

RADIAL CAFÉ is serving dinner and entrees are ½-price after 5pm through October 30.  Full bar.  Kids eat free Monday through Friday (and, this weekend for Candler Park Fall Fest).  Easy walk from the park.  Call ahead seating available at 404-659-6594.

Candler Park Fall Fest is THIS WEEKEND Oct 15-16, 2011

Oct 13 2011

Fall Fest is produced by the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization and includes live bands, 100+ artist booths, a kids area, a 5K run, and a Tour of Homes. Fall Fest is FREE to attend, thanks to our sponsors.

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 12 noon - 9 pm
Sunday, October 16, 2011, 12 noon - 8 pm

Corner of McLendon Ave & Candler Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307. See the Google Map and directions here.

Get more Fest information HERE!

CPNO Membership Meeting on Monday, October 17 at 6:30 pm

Oct 12 2011

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting is this Monday, October 17th. We'll start with socializing (wine, beer, and snacks) at 6:30 pm and move on to general business at 7 pm.

If you've never attended one of our meetings, please come! We love to see new faces.

Reminder, we have child care available!

On the agenda this month:

  • A big thank you to all our Fall Fest committee members and volunteers!
  • Comissioner of Parks George Dusenbury will vist and answer questions about the golf course, our plans for a dog park, and the upcoming Park Pride visioning process
  • The nominating committee will present candidates for our 2012 board. If you're interested, contact


First Existentialist Congregation (470 Candler Park Drive) -- Across from the golf course


October 17th at 6:30 pm (this Monday)

Significant Votes

There are no zoning or significant spending votes this month.