Sandy Springs, Georgia, is a town born of the water. Named for the natural springs within our community and bounded by the legendary Chattahoochee River, we are always mindful of the delicacy and magic of our environment – and the need to stand as vigilant stewards of our land.
Whether you seek a solitary walk along the banks of the great river or if fishing and the search for wildlife is your pleasure, the Chattahoochee River never ceases to entice and inspire. Sandy Springs’ parks provide beautiful, safe places for children to play and families to enjoy the outdoors. Those who bike, jog or walk will find plenty of places to practice their sport in Sandy Springs, Georgia. There are also many other opportunities for recreation in Sandy Springs, both on land and on water.
Sandy Springs is proud of our dedication to the environment and we strive, always, to continue to develop and protect our community’s greenspace. Within easy reach are sports facilities, nature trails, canopies of magnificent trees and natural wonders. We invite you to discover, among others, Overlook Park at Morgan Falls, which sits along the Chattahoochee River, Hammond Park with its many programs for youngsters, the North Fulton Tennis Center and our impressive array of traditional neighborhood parks and playgrounds. Call the Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department at 770-730-5600 for more about our parks.
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (www.nps.gov/chat) is part of the Sandy Springs community and in close proximity to our thriving business district.
Enjoy a scenic trip down the Chattahoochee in your own raft, kayak or canoe or rent one from a local vendor for a day of fun in the sun. Chattahoochee Outfitters, Inc has multiple locations including Johnson Ferry Road and Powers Island so you can begin your excitement from a different location every time you visit.
Another enchanting outdoors resource is Big Trees Forest Preserve, which offers 1.5 miles of trails, creeks and bridges for relaxing and stretching your legs in a serene forest environment. The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve www.bigtreesforest.com is a beautiful and unique, 30-acre, Sandy Springs Forest Preserve, designed and managed as a relaxing visual, mental and spiritual oasis in a protected tree, plant and wildlife sanctuary. The seemingly remote, semi-wilderness experience offers passive nature walks along 1-1/2 miles of walking trails. The Forest is a remarkable urban forest with hilly topography featuring two creeks and a diverse middle growth forest including some large 100- and 200-year-old White Oak trees. The Forest is located at 7645 Roswell Road, about four miles north of I-285.
Bike, Jog or Walk
We are proud of our many programs designed to create and support the health and environmental initiatives aimed at making Sandy Springs, Georgia a cleaner/greener urban/suburban community.
From the many sidewalks and bicycle lanes that allow our residents and visitors to walk and ride safely, to the endless miles of trails that encourage outdoor activity, we invite you to join us outdoors. The serene setting of Big Trees Forest Preserve as well as that of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area makes our active lifestyle just “natural” to us.
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