Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC) is the official friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), a series of fifteen park units along 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River in metro Atlanta. Our mission is to build a community of support for the CRNRA and promote stewardship of its natural and cultural resources. Join us today!
National Park Week, April 17 - 25
Every April, the National Park Service joins with the National Park Foundation to celebrate National Park Week and America’s treasured parks. Each day of National Park Week has its own theme and explores parks and programs, history and culture, and ways to find and support your national parks. Follow us on FaceBook and Instagram or visit National Park Week for more information on special activities and ways to get involved.
RECENT CNPC PROJECTS
CURRENTLY FUNDRAISING FOR
New Cochran Shoals Overlooks
Construction will begin in March 2021 to demolish and replace three overlooks in the Cochran Shoals unit of the CRNRA. The project will cost over $60,000 and will be phased over one year beginning with Pier #1 located closest to the Interstate North Parking Lot. The overlooks are directly on the Chattahoochee River and have been well-loved by park visitors for years. Please click here to donate to the new overlooks.
Jones Bridge Pier Replacement
The old observation deck in the Jones Bridge Unit was completely replaced in January 2021 and it is ready for visitors to enjoy one of the best views in the CRNRA. The project was made possible by a $50,000 grant through the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Our partner Upper Chattahoochee Chapter Trout Unlimited has designed and funded a spectacular interpretive sign about aquatic species that is installed at the deck.
Multi-Use Trail Upgrade
We have officially completed the restoration of the 6.7 miles of multi-use trails in the Sope Creek and Columns Drive areas of the Cochran Shoals Unit of the CRNRA. These trails are popular with mountain bikers, trail runners, and walkers. This collaborative project was completed in February 2021 and was funded by REI, CNPC, MTB Atlanta, and the CRNRA, spending more than $50,000 for trail improvements.
NEW CNPC PROGRAMS
CNPC's new hiking program that encourages participants to hike all 66 official miles of trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Learn more here.
Lead the Pack! Bag and Bin It!
Thirty-seven new dog waste bins installed in the CRNRA include free waste bags and disposal bins to encourage visitors to properly dispose of their dog’s waste at the park! Learn more here.
HIKES FOR HEALTH CHALLENGE
National Recreation retailer REI has joined forces with ten Atlanta organizations, including CNPC, for the Hikes for Health Challenge. What's the challenge? Hike 10 different parks in the Atlanta metro area, including any CRNRA unit, over the next ten months. This challenge launched August 8 and runs until July 1, 2021. Join in on the competition by registering here!
ANNOUNCEMENT: As of May 2020, we are proud to announce that the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy has changed its name to Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC). Our name has changed, but our mission is the same. As the official Friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), CNPC strives to raise awareness that the beautiful park we all love is part of our national park system and needs our support. For more details and how to help, go here.
Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service. Tax ID: 46-1326423
PO Box 769332, Roswell GA 30076