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.
Recent Volunteer Work We've been so fortunate to receive volunteer work from groups located all over N.E. Metro & beautifying this great park:
- Oct 6, 2019 - 7 Volunteers from Jewish Family & Career Services planted beds & pots around the SW & SE parking lots
- Park Pride Small Change Grant - provided $2,200 for the purchase of native trees, grown in GA, that were planted during two events this Winter:
* Nov 10, 2019 - 56 Volunteers planted 110 trees in N.W. MCP off of Longbranch Court
* Jan 18, 2020 - 73 Volunteers braved the rain & planted 100 trees off Brawley Dr
- Feb 29, 2020 - 10 Volunteers from Scout Troop 550 cleared the Causeway of trash
- Mar 7, 2020 - 10 Volunteers from Chamblee C.H.S - Interact mulched the Western trails
Let us know if you have a group interested in working & check out our Events Tab