One of Atlanta’s most popular parks was designed to unite the community with strolling paths and sprawling fields. Ample spaces shaded by lush trees make this the perfect place to catch your breath under a blanket of blue sky.
Spend an hour or two exploring Atlanta's beloved Piedmont Park, where the community gathers for fairs, festivals and other festivities.
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Dogwood trees, playgrounds and athletic fields pepper 182 acres of greenspace in Atlanta’s version of Central Park (both are designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, in fact). Piedmont Park is home to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and connected to Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Eat at one of the many restaurants bordering the park, like Park
Tavern or The Nook, or enjoy a picnic on the perfectly mani- cured lawns. Eighty minutes gives you plenty of time to take a stroll and buy a popsicle from the King of Pops cart (look for the rainbow umbrella). The park is especially popular with joggers, bicyclists, and recreational sports leagues, and hosts festivals and events nearly every weekend during warm-weather months. 1342 Worchester Drive NE, Midtown, 404.875.7275. www.piedmontpark.org
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