Atlanta’s west side celebrates the opening of a brand-new park—Cook Park.

The 16-acre park is a gleaming expanse where community members can play, exercise, and experience nature: Walking paths wind past new playground and exercise equipment, all centering on a two-acre pond.  

The pond isn’t just a beautiful spot. It’s part of an engineered system that can store up to nine million gallons of stormwater from 160 surrounding acres. We helped create a park that addresses years of disastrous flooding that devastated the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Working alongside the City of Atlanta, The Trust for Public Land led fundraising, community design, and managed construction to bring this new water-smart park to life.  

Join our movement

More parks, for more people, in more places. We’re on a mission, and we need your support. There are 100 million people—including 28 million kids—in America who don’t have a park close to home. Your support puts parks in the communities that need them the most.

Join our movement

Cook Park is just one part of The Trust for Public Lands vision for Atlanta. We’re committed to

  • Putting a great park within a 10-minute walk of every resident
  • Building a trail network connecting every neighborhood.
  • Completing a 100-mile greenway along the Chattahoochee River for camping, hiking, and paddling, connecting Atlanta to the Appalachian Trail.
  • Developing climate-smart public schoolyards that double as community parks.