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Springtime Splendor at Frazier-Rowe Park & Coralwood Nature Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2860 LaVista Rd, in NE metro Atlanta near I-85 Clairmont exit   Hike: Springtime Splendor at Frazier-Rowe Park & Coralwood Nature Preserve  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Apr 29 2021  10:00 am >> Thu, Apr 29 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Tue, Apr 27 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Apr 29 2021 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Charlie Cottingham
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


EVENT PLAN:   Frazier-Rowe is a heavily forested DeKalb County park here in NE metro Atlanta.  Dozens of "Friends of the Park" volunteers work hard to continually improve its amazing array of scenic trails and the variety and health of its beautiful trees, shrubs, wildflowers & wildlife.  On this easy but adventurous ~4-mile hike we'll explore the park's creekside terrain including the interconnecting trails that wind through its adjoining "Coralwood" nature preserve.  We'll also include portions of the pretty residential sidewalks through this quiet "Oak Grove" neighborhood where we're sure to enjoy migrating songbirds and other spring splendor.  Gorgeous weather is expected - in the 70s, with sunny skies and no likelihood of rain.  As on all AOC events we intend to follow the CDC's COVID Guidelines regarding safe social distancing, etc.

WHERE & WHEN?  We'll gather a few minutes before 10:00 AM by the shady Frazier-Rowe Park trailhead & bulletin board which adjoins the entrance to "Sprig Restaurant. "  It's on a sidewalk at the edge of the woods beside Vista Grove Plaza shopping center.  See Directions & GPS Info below, and for a zoomable map or satellite view click the above square blue & green "Event Location" icon.

CANINE COMPANIONS are OK.  Bring your well-behaved dog if you like, but make sure that he or she is leashed and under your control at all times, and in your registration notes please indicate size, breed, name, etc.

MORE ABOUT the PARK:  Named for two neighboring families of different ethnicity who lived in harmony there in the mid-20th century, Frazier-Rowe Park is owned by DeKalb County and occupies about 10 acres of forest. Founded in 2013, its trail network and floral gardens, bridges and other structures have been built, planted and maintained by hundreds of hard-working local citizens and Boy Scout troops, etc.  Our "Friends of Frazier-Rowe Park" group was awarded a $10,000 "prize grant" for its excellent use of volunteerism  - affirming that ordinary people of all ages can make a big difference when working together toward a common goal. Hikers can easily connect to other scenic trails in the same forest that adjoin Coralwood Elementary School.
  For more information and photos click this link:
  Frazier-Rowe Trail Map: Click:

Required Items to Bring:

• Wear comfortable well-broken-in Athletic Shoes or Hiking Boots and Lightweight Clothing appropriate for the weather.
• Hydrate in advance and carry a little water/beverage in a Water Bottle (or "Camelbak," etc.).

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

• Camera or Smartphone. Lots of nice photo-ops!
• If you have Trekking Poles, consider bringing them.  A simple shoulder-high hiking stick works about as well to improve stability and to give your triceps and shoulders a workout by
 transferring weight from your knees & legs.
• Please bring your COVID mask and either:
  A) Keep it handy to put on in case we have an emergency situation, etc. that requires close physical contact with one another or with other park visitors,
  B) Wear it during the entire outing if you like. 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

ADDRESS:  2860 LaVista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
(For a zoomable color MAP and satellite view of this gathering spot beside the "Sprig Restaurant" entrance click the square blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article.)

Directions from the I-85 Clairmont Road Exit
(in NE Atlanta): 
1. From I-85 Exit #91 (GA-23, "Clairmont Rd") take Clairmont Road toward Decatur (south & slightly east) about 1.6 miles to the traffic light at LaVista Road.
2. Turn Left onto LaVista and go eastward 0.9 mile (THROUGH the next traffic light at Oak Grove Rd) to the small "Vista Grove Plaza" shopping center on your Left (at 2868 LaVista Rd).  Look for Sprig  and Subway restaurants on the end of the shopping center by the woods, and park in that vicinity of the big free lot.
3. We'll gather at the "Frazier-Rowe Park" bulletin board and trailhead on the edge of the woods - just a few yards from the Sprig entrance.  Please be on time, allowing for traffic.

GPS or Users:  You may prefer to use the following concise "Lat/Lon" coordinates in lieu of the above "Sprig" street address for our gathering spot. (Be sure to include the comma & minus sign.)  33.8256, -84.2893

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

Free Event with Free Parking

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.