Heritage Sandy Springs Preserves Historic Park and Engages Community

    Thirty years ago, before Sandy Springs was formed, Heritage Sandy Springs emerged as an effort to save the spot where five underground springs came together in a sandy basin from commercial development. The campaign was a success, and the historic site inspired Sandy Springs’ name. Today, Heritage Sandy Springs continues to spearhead efforts to promote the culture and history of Sandy Springs while engaging community residents with its parks. On today’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick are joined by Erica Bibbey, adventure guide of the Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club and Sarah Poland, Heritage’s director of marketing and community events to promote the Outdoors Club’s weekly hikes and this weekend’s Sandy Springs Festival.

    The Outdoors Club’s hour-long weekly hikes, says Bibbey, take place twice a week. On Friday evenings at 8:30, attendees can join Heritage Sandy Springs for leisurely hikes around Sandy Springs’ 16 city parks. On Saturday mornings at 8:00, the Outdoors Club takes guests on a nature trail hike to start the day before Heritage Sandy Springs’ farmers market. Hikes allow participants to explore the natural and urban areas of Sandy Springs alike and are free to join. To learn more about joining a hike, check Heritage Sandy Springs’ calendar of events.

    This weekend is also the time to explore the local culture at the Sandy Springs Festival. The festival begins Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continues place until Sunday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, says Poland, Heritage is partnering with Splash Festival to offer a more whimsical event. The festival this weekend will feature attractions including the work of local artists and crafters, children’s activities, a chalk art competition, races, musical performances, raffles, tasty food and a pet parade hosted by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue for all kinds of pets. The festival is a free event.

    As a non-profit organization, Heritage Sandy Springs always has opportunities for sponsorship. Sponsorship opportunities are currently full, says Poland, but interested sponsors can always check Heritage Sandy Springs’ website for ways to help preserve local parks and engage community residents.

    Visit www.HeritageSandySprings.org or listen to today’s segment to learn more.

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    Heritage Sandy Springs Preserves Historic Park and Engages Community