Chattahoochee Bend nation’s first LEED-certified state park

Chattahoochee Bend Visitor Center

Georgia’s State Park System was recently recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for developing the first LEED® certified State Park in the United States. LEED® is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green and sustainable buildings.
The newly opened Chattahoochee Bend State Park near Newnan achieved Silver LEED® certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, and maximizing open spaces, LEED® certified buildings save money for households, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment.
At 2,910 acres, Chattahoochee Bend is one of Georgia’s largest state parks, protecting five miles of river frontage.  A boat ramp provides easy access to the water, while more than six miles of wooded trails are open for hiking.  An observation platform provides views of the river and forest.  Campers can choose from RV sites or walk-in tent sites.  To learn more, visit or call 770-254-7271.

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