In 2004, the Glenn Creek Nature Preserve Alliance raised over $65,000 to facilitate the purchase of this property from the owner, who wanted it to become a nature preserve. $90,000 was added from the Georgia Community Greenspace Funds, and the property was purchased by the City of Decatur in December 2004. The Georgia Land Trust assisted. According to the deed, the land is to be used as a nature preserve in perpetuity.
Address: Fairview St, Decatur, GA 30030
Cost of admission: None
Governance: City of Decatur
Approximate miles of trails: Less than 1
Hours: The park is open dawn to dusk, but the parking lots have more specific hours
Miles from downtown Atlanta: 8
MARTA directions: Walk from Avondale Station (total distance: 0.6 miles), following the below cycling directions.
Bike directions: From Avondale station/PATH trail, go north on Sycamore. Make a slight left on Ridgeland and then a left on Fairview. The park is at the end of Fairview. From downtown Decatur, go east on Sycamore and then continue north on Sycamore. Then follow the directions above.
Parking: On-street parking should be available
Trailhead(s): There is a single public trailhead at the west end of Fairview St.
Trail surface: Natural
- Bike rack
- Trash can
- Interpretive signage
- Viewing platform
Good to combine with:
- Decatur Cemetery
- Glenlake Park (post forthcoming)