Sandy Springs opened its new Marsh Creek Rain Garden Park to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 6.
The park at 100 Johnson Ferry Road, just north of Sandy Springs Circle, is a stormwater management pond that doubles as a park with a path, fountain, boardwalk overlook and other amenities. It uses plants to filter pollutants from stormwater. Appropriately, the park opened on a rainy day.
The unusual facility is a kind of pilot program the city may build elsewhere if it works well. It cost $4.6 million.
The park also included a memorial to the late Celia Klardie, who served as the city’s stormwater services director and championed the project. Her parents, Mabel and Hugh Durden, attended the opening ceremony.
(All photos by Kate Awtrey)