- Local Amenities
Powder Springs has a proactive city government that provides amenities and services to help make Powder Springs a special place to call home. Just 25 miles northwest of Atlanta, Powder Springs is well-positioned in the southeast with convenient access to Metro Atlanta.
Powder Springs boasts an excellent school system, high quality parks, trails, and recreational facilities, a senior center, a historic downtown, annual community events, and direct access to the popular Silver Comet Trail. We invite you to visit our town and experience the fun, recreation, and entertainment we have to offer both residents and visitors.
Powder Springs also features a variety of volunteer groups and churches that create extremely positive leadership experiences for both youth and adults. Local organizations, great leadership, and community spirit are what make Powder Springs such a unique community to live and do business in. The aim is to create long-term partnerships that will enable the growth of commerce and quality of life in Powder Springs. We invite you to come spread your wings in Powder Springs!
Thurman Springs Park
The $4.1 million downtown park, located at 4485 Pine View Drive, across from the city’s Community Development building, was named Thurman Springs Park upon a vote by the Powder Springs City Council at its Oct. 5 meeting. The name honors Mayor Al Thurman, who is in his second term after previously serving more than a decade on the city council.
The park features the Hardy Family Automotive Amphitheater, built-in seating, tables and chairs, a Ping-Pong table, children’s climbing structure, green space and splash pad.
Construction began on the park in the spring of 2019, and plans had called for its grand opening to be back in May of 2020, concurrent with the inaugural “Bringing the Sea to the Springs” seafood festival. But he COVID-19 pandemic led to those May events’ cancellations, along with a summer concert series that also would have been held in the park. A formal grand opening for the park is now set to be held along with the debut of the seafood festival May 14-16, 2021.