April 24, 2015
Tourism to Three Atlanta Metro National Parks Creates $290 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 6,004,206 visitors to Atlanta Metro Area National Parks in 2014 spent over $290 million in communities near the park.
March 31, 2014
Park Receives Award from Georgia Environmental Education Association
On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Georgia Environmental Education Association recognized Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area for outstanding service to environmental education by an organization.
March 03, 2014
Atlanta Area Parks Create $268 Million in Economic Benefit
The three National Park Service (NPS) units in the Atlanta metropolitan area tell the stories of the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement and protect more than half of the area’s public green space. And according to a new NPS report, the 5.8 million visitors to the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in 2012 spent $268,088,000 in the metro area. This spending supported 3,900 jobs.
July 26, 2013
Homestretch Youth Internship Program Builds Job Skills and Stewardship
In June 2013, six teenage residents at Homestretch, a transitional living facility in Fulton County, worked for Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in an internship program funded by the National Park Foundation's "America's Best Idea" grant.
May 23, 2013
Shooting the Hooch: Safe, Clean Fun on Memorial Day Weekend
This Memorial Day weekend, thousands of Atlantans will beat the heat by shootin' the Hooch. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) staff have a few tips to make your trip more enjoyable.
March 18, 2013
Park to Adopt “Pack-In, Pack-Out” Trash Policy to Save Money
“Pack it in, pack it out” is a familiar slogan used in many national parks.