The Murphey Candler Park Conversancy (MCPC) was formed by a group of concerned and like-minded neighbors, working with local government and the surrounding community, to help preserve and improve Murphey Candler Park. MCPC is an all-volunteer organization, which means that your financial support goes directly toward helping us improve the Park.
Murphey Candler Park is a 135-acre multi-use park located at 1551 West Nancy Creek Drive in northern DeKalb County and is the largest park in the City of Brookhaven. The park is currently operated by the City of Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department. Park amenities include multi-use fields, tennis courts, a swimming pool, playgrounds, picnic areas, a lake, and trails. Youth sports are offered through baseball, softballand football programs that operate through the park. The lake is also home to canadian geese, mallards, other ducks and beavers.
BROOKHAVEN PARK BOND On November 6th, 2018 Brookhaven residents voted and passed the Park Bond. The benefits of the Park Bond to the homeowners of Brookhaven with major capital improvements to the parks throughout the City will provide an immediate impact on our community. The MCPC is working with the City to ensure the improvements to Murphey Candler Park help elevate our park system to the upper echelon in the State of Georgia.
Your Donation Dollars at Work The MCPC is proud to partner with the City of Brookhaven to bring a new playground for kids of all ages and abilities. The playground, located on the west side of the lake between the Historic Caretaker's Home and the pool, had a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this year. A special thank you to Resurgens Charitable Foundation for the $75,000 grant combined with YOUR donation dollars to the MCPC helped make this playground a reality.
Parks & Recreation Coalition (PARC) of Brookhaven is proud to be one of the ten organizations that have joined forces with national recreation retailer REI for a social media campaign encouraging the public to hike, walk, or jog ten trails in their ten greenspaces over the next ten months. Get ready to put on your athletic shoes for the Hikes for Health Challenge. #HikesForHealthREI
Brookhaven’s Peachtree Creek Greenway is one of the primary trails being promoted.
Organizations participating in the Challenge:
- Blue Heron Nature Preserve
- Chastain Park Conservancy
- Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy
- Chattahoochee Nature Center
- Dunwoody Nature Center
- Friends of Lost Corner
- Livable Buckhead
- Parks Cobb County
- Parks and Recreation Coalition (PARC) of Brookhaven
- Sandy Springs Conservancy
Check out this map to find your way to the trails.
Recent Volunteer Work: Throughout 2020 COVID uncertainty, individuals and groups continued to volunteer service hours at our wonderful park. All things kicked back into high-gear with the rescheduled Sweep the Hooch watershed clean-up!!
- Aug 29, 2020 - 137 Volunteers worked the North Fork, MCP Lake and the main channel of Nancy Creek to remove garbage, recycling materials and tires. Pulled a concrete mixer out of the North Fork that floated down from I-285 project?!?!
- Eagle Scout Candidate, Jack Stallworth, started our 1st section of Forest Trail Rehabilitation. Segment 1 starts on the West Park side below Navajo Trail, and goes from the 1st walking bridge to the next. Goal: remove invasives, plant natives, mulch & border trail and finish with native tree and shrub tags for overall improvements & education.
- Nov 15, 2020 - 49 Volunteers from came out for our Quarterly Volunteer Day, working on the lake, the causeway, trails/pavilions and the forested trails of MCP
- Dec 19, 2020 - 1st Stormwater Drain tagging event - will expand further in 2021
Let us know if you have a group interested in working & check out our Events Tab