Morgan Falls Park
Morgan Falls Park
There is a lot of excitement and buzz about Morgan Falls Park. Already the largest park in Sandy Springs, it is home to some amazing riverfront footage and is also home to the majority of planned sporting leagues in Sandy Springs. The heart of the park is the land along the Chattahoochee River above and below the historic 1904 Morgan Falls Dam.
What has really created the recent excitement are a couple plans that have been in process for a few years and which have the city planning on investing up to $11 million over the next few years.
The proposed Great Park will include an entry gate, an off -leash dog park, riverside picnic areas, a small event pavilion, a canoe/kayak dock, boat storage facilities, a fishing platform, walking trails, and parking. The Sandy Springs Conservancy (SSC) has been working with the City of Sandy Springs to bring these plans to fruition.
As the vision of the riverside park developed, the Sandy Springs Conservancy also saw the opportunity to create a critical hub in a regional system with the construction of a pedestrian bridge, across the Chattahoochee River, south of the historic Morgan Falls dam.
The bridge would create a regional recreation hub at Morgan Falls for walking, hiking, bicycling, fishing and boating and connect the planned riverside park to the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area’s Hyde Farm, Johnson Ferry, and Cochran Shoals National Park units in Cobb County.
SSC created the vision for the bridge, completed the feasibility study, and has brought together key stakeholders for the project, including the National Park Service, GA Power, City of Sandy Springs, and Cobb County.
The National Park Service will manage the project, apply for a federal grant for construction, own and maintain the bridge. The City of Sandy Springs and Cobb County will provide matching funds for the federal grant. Georgia Power has generously donated and leased land at the project site to the stakeholders.
All told, Morgan Falls Park encompasses 159 acres and is in northwest Sandy Springs just off of Roswell Road on Morgan Falls Place (directions).
5 Youth Baseball Fields (Lighted)
2 T-ball Fields (Lighted)
2 Football Fields (Lighted)
2 Playgrounds (1 Handicapped Accessible)
Public Golf Course
Pavillion (under development)
Walking trails by the Chattahoochee River (under development)
For more information: Call 404-730-6200.