Thanks to Cobb County Voters and Cobb Parks Department, Price Park will receive $500,000 in funding from the November 2014 SPLOST vote. This funding which is expected in either 2016 or 2017 will be used for construction of the Pavilion, Rest Room Facility, Stream Crossing Bridge across Allatoona Creek and Parking Lot expansion.
For more information, please view the SPLOST Booklet (page 29)
Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher. - William Wordsworth
Interpretive NOCTURNAL Hikes: Bats! and Bugs! and Owls! Oh My!
Meet USDA Forest Service wildlife biologist Dennis Krusac for an interpretive hike through the park. Hear Dennis' famous owl impersonation and maybe see the resident wild owls come in to check out Dennis! Kids can learn about bat echolocation with Dennis' bat detectors. When the lightning bugs come out, be prepared to see the park transformed into a fairy land! Meet in the parking lot and bring your flashlights! (Event will be cancelled if it is raining at the start time). Dates as follows:
- Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 5:00pm
- Saturday, February 13 at 5:00pm
BIRD 'N BUTTERFLY-A-THON 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 7:30am-1:00pm
Rain date: Sunday, September 20 from 7:30am-1:00pm
Price Park will be open for the Bird 'N Butterfly-a-thon from dawn until dusk. Volunteers from the Friends of Price Park, Atlanta Audubon Society and Brookstone Women's Club will be present continuously at the park to assist participants and visitors, and lend out binoculars and bird/butterfly identification charts. Learn More & Register Today!
- Bird Walk: 8:00am
- Bird and Butterfly Walk: 11:00am
- Kids Craft Table and Scavenger Hunt: all day
- Saturday from 10am-1pm: Bird Watcher Supply Co. will be available to instruct and answer questions about how to attract birds to your yard. A table with feeders, food, and bird houses will be on display. Bring your questions and squirrel problems!
|Special thanks to Dan Vickers for use of his photographic images.
T-SHIRTS FOR SALE
Get your sky blue, sage green or dark green shirts (regular and women's cut). They are $20 each ($10 goes to our fundraising efforts). Regular cut dark green may be ordered and Toddler/Youth sizes can be ordered for $15 each.
"The Natural Place to Be...Leone Hall Price PARK."
Leone Hall Price Park spans 126 acres and is designated a passive park. With natural
trails, meadows, beautiful Allatoona Creek running through it and an array
of native plant and animal species, it is a great place to hike, take the kids or dog for
a walk and enjoy the quiet respite that nature provides.
Friends of Price Park Mission Statement
In collaboration with Cobb County and the community, facilitate the environmentally friendly development of Leone Hall Price Park through community and corporate partnerships to provide enduring support for the public enjoyment of this unique natural area.
Master Plan for Price ParK
Eagle Scout Projects
Thank you to Eagle Scout Candidates Nikolas Esquivel and Christian Phillips! Nikolas Esquivel recently completed his eagle scout project of building several picnic tables for the park. Christian Phillips recently completed his eagle scout project of removing sections of old barbed wire from the park. Thank you so much guys for increasing the enjoyability and safety of the park for visitors.
A big shout out and thank you goes to Brandon Fudge and Kevin Graham for the completion of their Eagle Scout projects. Brandon and his team constructed and installed four benches on the South Meadow Loop. Thank you Brandon for providing a place for visitors to rest and enjoy the park and its wildlife! Kevin and his team constructed and installed the first of several sections of boardwalk to be placed through the swampy areas of the park that are difficult to navigate throughout the winter. Pictures of the boardwalk section have been posted on facebook, if you would like to see how it turned out. Thank you Kevin for helping to prevent trail widening that damages wildlife and causes erosion and for making it much easier to navigate the swampy areas of the park!
After the recent snow storm, the Board got a special email from one of the park's neighbors, Bernard Nolan. He had a special experience at Price Park during the snowy weather and wanted to share it with us. We thank him for graciously allowing us to share it with all of you!
Here is the email he sent to us:
To all dedicated board members,
My family and I have lived on the edge of Price Park since moving here in August. We have become so entirely drawn into our surroundings here which started with watching barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, deer and of course the busy squirrel.
This recent snow storm gave me the unique opportunity to see Price Park in a very different way. As soon as I stepped into the woods, it became immediately apparent that I have been oblivious as to just how many animals live in these woods. Every animal track was so plainly visible in the snow that to follow them took no great pains at all. There were tracks crisscrossing everywhere! I was on the south side of Allatoona Creek, where it is less travelled and followed many deer tracks and saw where they had bedded. Hundreds of deer tracks! Other tracks, according to my mammal tracking book, were raccoon, coyote, rabbit, and numerous unidentifiable rodents. But most of all, I found the all elusive fox tracks which I personally have never seen. Their tracks led me straight to their den. I carefully backed away but noticed it was very active. What a treat!
Finally coming across human tracks snapped me out of my bliss. Even as I looked back at my own tracks, I felt I had spoiled the story the snow laden forest floor had told me. But alas, we are placed here to enjoy the beauty this earth beholds. As you know, we are also here to care for what has been entrusted to us. In closing, I am writing to make aware what a treasure these woods hold and to carefully consider this as the goals for Price Park are reached. Me, my wife and four boys want everyone to see what I saw. Let us keep it as passive and untouched as possible with merely our footprints left behind. Thank you for your interest and serving to preserve such a beautiful place.
You fellow park admirer,
Bernard Nolan and Family
(P.S. next time it snows go look at the tracks)
Note has been edited to remove the location of the fox den in order to protect the fox family.
Dear Mr. Nolan,
Thank you for sharing such a special experience with us. We would like to assure you that we have the same interests at heart when it comes to the park and love it for the same reasons. What a beautiful place to bring our families or come alone...to enjoy nature and be outside!
FRIENDS OF PRICE PARK FEATURED IN MARIETTA DAILY JOUNAL