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  In Memoriam...

Tony Burroughs was the kind of dedicated person every volunteer organization loves to have. He joined the Friends in 2009 and helped us build many miles of trail during our Volunteer Days. He was the caretaker of Section 5 of the Riverside-Bend Trail since we began our Adopt-A-Trail program. Half of the length of that trail can get covered with a thick layer of pine needles, and sweeping those aside can be a difficult task for even our youngest, fittest volunteers, but Tony tackled it with determination. Our three mile section of the Chattahoochee between the north put-in and the boat ramp was his favorite section, and he was there for every river cleanup we held. We're sure he'll be there for our August 23rd Rivers Alive Cleanup, too.

Thanks for all you did for the Friends and The Bend -- we'll miss you, Tony!

Tony’s Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Riverside Pavilion 1. Casual attire. Condolences may be expressed online at

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Friends of Chattahoochee Bend vias the link below, in honor of Tony Burroughs or mail to Friends of Chattahoochee Bend, 425 Bobwhite Way Newnan, Georgia 30263 to support the upkeep of trails and river cleanup. (Be sure to check the "In Memoriam" checkbox.)

Anthony Burroughs, 4/2/1947 - 8/9/2014

Anthony Dean Burroughs AKA "Big Time Tony" was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 2, 1947 and passed away at his home in Newnan, Georgia on August 9, 2014. He is survived by his best friend, Cecelia Burroughs, his children, Julie Burroughs, Laura Thomas, Lisa Moates, and Chuck Burroughs, grandchildren, Hailey Thomas, Brooke and Taylor Walker, Kristen Hector, Jessica and Sean Pounds, Shane and Chance Collins, eight great-grandchildren, his sister, Sandra Kimmons and brother- in- law Tommy Kimmons. He is predeceased by his father Marvin Burroughs, mother, Bettie Wright Burroughs and brother, Larry Burroughs. Tony served with distinction in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam, with the 173 Airborne Brigade Paratroopers, 1969-1970. Tony was a nature enthusiast, avid adventurer and dedicated volunteer with the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend, where he maintained trails and did river cleanup.

Chattahoochee Bend RiverFest

Paddle Georgia swept through Newnan and Chattahoochee Bend State Park during three-day/two-night cap of their 10th Annual week-long trip, and we threw a huge party!

Our photographer, Chris Martin, has posted the photos to an online album. Click the photo above to see how good the photos are. You can view photos, download them, and order prints and gifts by visiting the online album.


The Friends and the park need YOUR help keeping our trails clear and easy to hike for our guests. Claim your own section of trail TODAY! Click here to start!

Want to give a section a try before you commit? No problem! Most of the sections are still in good shape from our efforts this fall and winter, but stuff is about to get growing like crazy. Go to the Adopt-A-Trail page for more info.

Volunteer Opportunities ~ Trails

Hiking Trails

Our Adopt-A-Trail program is an on-your-own-time opportunity to keep a section of trail pleasant to hike. Volunteer Days are scheduled for trail building and heavy maintenance.

Mountain Bike Trails

The Muddy Spokes is nearing completion of the first loop in the 12-13 miles MTB trail system, and they're awaiting review by GA DNR. If you or someone you know is a mountain bike rider, we need volunteers to build and maintain the trails.

Horseback Trails

The 11-mile Central Loop Equestrian Trail has been reviewed by GA DNR and construction can begin anytime -- all we need are volunteers! The trailer parking area has been determined and an engineer is working on the site plan.

To join the Chattahoochee Trail Blazers, contact


We Want YOU to Join a Committee!

Join a Committee and take on more responsibility for Friends activities inside – and outside – the park.

Here's a List of Committees.

Then email with your choice(s). Please state what you would like to do for the Committee(s) and how your talents, skills and knowledge apply.


Everyday Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer time during the week and work on beautification and construction projects at the park, contact the park directly at (770) 254-7271.

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Updated 9 September, 2014   

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425 Bobwhite Way
Newnan, GA 30263