The Candler Park Neighborhood is blessed with not one but two major parks. Freedom Park defines our northwest boundary. It connects to Candler Park to the east and to Druid Hills, Inman Park, Poncey Highland, and the Carter Center to the west. Here is what the Freedom Park Conservancy website says:
“Born from a contentious past, Freedom Park has emerged as one of Atlanta’s premier urban landmarks. Freedom Park is Atlanta’s Art Park and home to permanent art installations that span its 210 acres of linear green space. The main thoroughfares through the park, Freedom Parkway and Moreland Avenue, can easily accommodate 43,500 people daily. Six miles of PATH Foundation bike and walking trails weave together eight unique neighborhoods containing first-class attractions, beautiful homes and diverse commercial establishments. A survey of Atlanta’s parks conducted in 2005 found that 16,000 people live within a half mile of an entrance to Freedom Park (7,000 live within a quarter mile). The park was created in 1992 from condemned land which was to be the Stone Mountain Freeway. CAUTION, a neighborhood activist group, led the grass-roots effort to fight the freeway. From CAUTION, grew the Freedom Park Conservancy, a volunteer organization dedicated to the development and management of Freedom Park.” To learn more, visit their web site.