The Candler Park Conservancy was formed in 2015 after the neighborhood of Candler Park created a master plan for the community on December 2, 2014. A key goal of that master plan was to establish a conservancy that could work in partnership with the City of Atlanta and the broader community to guide the park’s growth and improve its offerings.

As a membership organization, the Candler Park Conservancy is dedicated to gaining significant community input about the health and future growth of Candler Park. As we grow as an organization, the following values will guide everything we do:

  • Open, democratic decision-making
  • Enhancement of the park’s wildlife, natural areas and environmental sustainability
  • Access to the park for a variety of activities to be enjoyed by Atlantans in all their diversity



Conservancy Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at the Phillip Rush Center at 1530 Dekalb Avenue in Candler Park. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes from each meeting are below.

October 19, 2016

September 21, 2016

August 17, 2016

July 20, 2016

June 15, 2016

May 18, 2016

April 20, 2016

March 16, 2016

February 17, 2106

January 20, 2016

December 16, 2015

November 18, 2015

October 28, 2015

September 23, 2015

August 26, 2015

July 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

June 2, 2015

May 7, 2015

April 2, 2015


 The mission of the Candler Park Conservancy is to serve as an accountable organization responsible for engaging stakeholders and for formulating, prioritizing, and implementing a collective vision for Candler Park park-space in partnership with the City of Atlanta.


The conservancy board and officers for 2017-18 term are as follows:

  • Stacy Funderburke (chair)

  • Dan Hanlon (vice-chair)

  • Ben Klehr (treasurer)

  • Amy Stout (secretary)

  • Jack White (projects co-chair)

  • John Skach (projects co-chair)

  • Doug Wetzel (communications/membership chair)

  • Ken Edelstein

  • Amy Erwin

  • Scott Lenhart

  • Elliott Jones

  • Dan Hanlon

  • Omar Zaki
  • Stephen Aultman