Beautiful City: Lake Claire Community Land Trust

A Saturday night drum circle meets in the land trust amphitheater.
Credit Mary Claire Kelly / WABE
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“Beautiful City” is WABE’s series about places to get away from Atlanta without leaving the city.

Today, we’re off to an East Atlanta neighborhood called Lake Claire, near Candler Park.

Stuck in traffic on Dekalb Avenue, you might find yourself watching the MARTA train go by or staring at the long lines of boxcars along the road.

But across the street, hidden from view by a grassy cliff, is a greenspace that may be unlike any other park or preserve in Atlanta.

Mary Claire Kelly walks through the Lake Claire Community Land Trust.

Beautiful City is made possible by a grant from The Kendeda Fund, and through a partnership with Park Pride, celebrating 25 years of more and better parks for Atlanta.