Outdoors Lover’s Guide To Best Atlanta Parks

Metro Atlanta offers the best parks with stunning views. We created an outdoors lover’s guide to finding the best parks around metro Atlanta.

Outdoors Lover’s Guide To Best Atlanta Parks

1. Centennial Olympic Park

The Fountain of Rings is the centerpiece of Centennial Olympic Park and is one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in Georgia. Millions of international and local guests visit the Park every year to enjoy the world’s largest interactive fountain featuring the Olympic Ring symbol. Children from around the world delight in the water jets…creating a safe, zero-depth, pool area for Downtown Atlanta.

Whether you’re a local or visitor, single or married with kids, you’ll find the iconic experience you’re looking for inside the Centennial Park District. Walkable, safe, vibrant and fun, you’ll find world-class attractions, renowned dining, exquisite hotels and a host of entertainment options all nestled around Centennial Olympic Park.

2. Piedmont Park

There’s a world within the world of Mother Nature at Piedmont Park. Not only is Piedmont Park host to hundreds of events each year, there are over 200 acres of green space to enjoy. From Atlanta’s favorite festivals, Saturday’s Green Market and sportsat The Active Oval to dogs running in the off-leash dog parksand children learning over in the educational garden, there’s always something to do at Piedmont Park.

Start your visit at Piedmont Park with a sightseeing tour so you’ll know how you want to navigate your future visits. During the summer, enjoy a lakefront and resort style public pool. Stop by and visit Lake Clara Meer. Let the kids play over at the playgrounds or enjoy the Legacy Fountain splash pad. Also, if you love Piedmont Park and want to share this beautiful space with your friends and loved ones, you can rent one of the park’s unique and gorgeous private venues for your event.

3. Grant Park

Grant Park is Atlanta’s oldest park and the fourth largest in the city. What’s more, it is the heart of the bustling Grant Park community, the stage of one of the city’s oldest fountains, and the entryway to one of the city’s oldest and most popular family attractions, Grant Park Zoo.

From the start, Grant Park has benefited from the benevolence and wise investments from people like Lemuel P. Grant. Grant, a successful railroad engineer and businessman, donated 100 acres of land for the park in 1882 and is the park’s namesake. The year 1882 is significant because it was the start of a recession in the city as it recovered from the devastation of the Civil War. Despite the economic shift, Grant still saw the value in funding the park, which he did largely with profits from his railroad work. The park officially opened in 1883.

4. Historic Fourth Ward Park

Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park starts in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward behind Ponce City Market and stretches South to Freedom Parkway and the Carter Center. The central amenity of the park is a large stormwater retention pond. H4WP one of the first completed urban park elements of the Atlanta Beltline project.

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