Georgia

Photo of a young family walking along the path at Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, Georgia.A young family walking along the path at Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo credit: Christopher T. Martin

The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 25,000 acres as open space, historic sites and urban parks across the state. From the mountains to the coast to the banks of the Chattahoochee River, our Georgia office has been protecting land for more than 25 years. Over that time, The Trust for Public Land has enabled tens of thousands of Georgians to be within walking distance of a park, trail or greenspace.

While we have completed hundreds of projects all across Georgia, we are most proud of our work in 4 areas: The Atlanta BeltLine, The Chattahoochee River, The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site and our newest project, Cook Park.

Local offices

600 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1840 | Atlanta, Georgia  30308
Phone: (404) 873-7306 | Email Address: georgia@tpl.org

Georgia projects

Highlighted Projects:

Photo of a man paddling his canoe full of gear down the Chattahoochee River, GA

For more than 25 years, The Trust for Public Land has led the effort to create a continuous greenway along the Chattahoochee, from Helen to Columbus. Through these efforts, we have helped preserve more than 18,000 acres of land and 80 miles of riverfront for public use. Nearly 3 million people visit the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area each year to fish, hike, paddle and enjoy Georgia’s most famous river.

Conceptual rendering of Cook Park with a Stadium by HDR, Inc

In 2002, a torrential flood descended on Atlanta's historic Vine City and English Avenue communities. In its aftermath, 160 families lost their homes. While the city worked to relocate those impacted by the flood, the land where they once lived lay vacant. Flooding, pollution, and sewer overflows have continued to plague residents.

Projects (sorted alphabetically):

Atlanta Beltline, GA

The Atlanta Beltline project—a 22 mile loop of historic railroad that circles downtown and midtown Atlanta—connects 45 diverse neighborhoods, including many of the city's most underserved by parks, and provides an extraordinary opportunity to link parks, trails, and transit to foster more livable communities.

Bellwood Quarry, GA

TPL preserved a 10-acre property at the entrance of Bellwood Quarry, which will be a new 300-acre park along Atlanta's Beltline.

Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, GA

One of Georgia's premiere stopping spots for migratory ducks and other waterfowl, the refuge is also home to bald eagles, black bears, and alligators. And as a planned link in Macon's Ocmulgee Heritage Greenway, the refuge will increasingly welcome human visitors.

Boulevard Crossing Park, GA

Boulevard Crossing Park was the first fully assembled new park along the Atlanta BeltLine.

Photo of a man paddling his canoe full of gear down the Chattahoochee River, GA

For more than 25 years, The Trust for Public Land has led the effort to create a continuous greenway along the Chattahoochee, from Helen to Columbus. Through these efforts, we have helped preserve more than 18,000 acres of land and 80 miles of riverfront for public use. Nearly 3 million people visit the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area each year to fish, hike, paddle and enjoy Georgia’s most famous river.

Chattahoochee River, Georgia

The Trust for Public Land is working with cities along the Chattahoochee River to create a paddling trail along a 52-mile stretch that will help establish the area as  destination for recreation and ecotourism.

Cleopas R. Johnson Park, Atlanta

The Trust for Public Land worked with local advocacy groups to bring new life to this four-acre park by finding ways to fund an improved design.

Conceptual rendering of Cook Park with a Stadium by HDR, Inc

In 2002, a torrential flood descended on Atlanta's historic Vine City and English Avenue communities. In its aftermath, 160 families lost their homes. While the city worked to relocate those impacted by the flood, the land where they once lived lay vacant. Flooding, pollution, and sewer overflows have continued to plague residents.

Cumberland Island, Georgia

On Georgia’s largest undeveloped barrier island, The Trust for Public Land has conserved more than 2,000 acres for the Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Enota Park, Atlanta

Enota Park will connect the Westview neighborhood to the Atlanta BeltLine.

Fort King George, Georgia

Fort King George is a window into Georgia's past, cherished by the local community and historic preservation enthusiasts nationwide.

Hardman Farm, Georgia

Hardman family members approached The Georgia Trust and The Trust for Public Land with the proposal to donate the property so that it could be conserved and protected from the development.

Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, GA

This 35-acre park is one of many projects TPL has completed for the BeltLine, a developing 22-mile corridor of parks, trails, and transit encircling downtown Atlanta.

Hyde Farm, GA

The Hyde family bought this farm on the Chattahoochee River in the 1920s, and J.C. Hyde, the last of the family, farmed it until he was in his 90s, plowing by hand with the assistance of his stalwart mule, Nell, even as the land around the farm was consumed by urban sprawl.

Kennesaw Mountain, GA

This park was the site of a series of engagements known as the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and the Battle of Kolb's Farm, and was named one of "America's Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields" by the Civil War Preservation Trust.

Little Mulberry Park, GA

The Trust for Public Land assembled 6 key properties totaling 485 acres for this heavily used park in Gwinnett County.

Lost Corner Preserve, Georgia

Peggy Miles wanted to make sure that her beloved home and surrounding acres of forest known as "Lost Corner" would be protected for the public to enjoy.

Louise G. Howard Park, Atlanta

In 2005, The Trust for Public Land protected five acres along Tanyard Creek as a new park named for Louise Howard, the longtime owner of the property.

Martin Luther King Historic District, GA

TPL helped purchase more than a dozen properties for the park, including a former factory that was demolished to make way for a much-needed new parking lot.

Moore's Bridge Park, GA

This 485-acre property buffers 1.4 miles of the Chattahoochee River and served for more than a century as the "gateway" to Carroll County.

Rogers Bridge, Duluth, Georgia

Farmed for nearly 300 years by the Rogers family, this leafy, peaceful site was slated for a 32-home development when The Trust for Public Land stepped up to conserve it

Sawnee Mountain, GA

In 1994, a rural landowner in rapidly developing Forsyth County came to
TPL with a vision to protect the Sawnee Mountain ridgeline as one of the
largest open spaces in Metropolitan Atlanta.

Snake Creek Historic Park

The Trust for Public Land conserved 805 acres along the Snake Creek Gorge, a scenic, ecologically and geologically unique resource.

Soque River, GA

Though only 30 miles long, the Soque River is a vital tributary to the Chattahoochee River, a source of drinking water for millions of people downstream.