Monday, October 8, 2018
By Andy Crowe

Whether you’re trying to find the right place in Georgia to settle down or you’ve already cozied into your home and want to find some places to visit, hang out, relax, and play, there are many places to go to help you feel right at home. Today we explore 5 of the top parks to visit in Atlanta, Georgia.

Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park is like Atlanta’s very own “Central Park.” It’s a massive park with two playgrounds, miles and miles of jogging trails, and it even has its own brunch and coffee place. Mayor’s Grove, a part of Piedmont Park, is nestled right in the center of the park and is perfect for the kids with tunnels, climbing rocks, bridges, slides, and more. You can also find the Nigochi Playscape by the 12th Street entrance, which was specially designed by artist Isamu Nigochi. 

Centennial Olympic Park

If you’re exploring the city of Atlanta, you need to make sure to visit Centennial Olympic Park. This park was built for the 1996 Olympic Games and has plenty of sightseeing options around the park and within walking distance. Visiting Centennial Olympic Park means a full day of fun - for free. There are plenty of opportunities to play at the playground right next to the Georgia Aquarium, you can dance in the water fountains (bring an extra set of clothes to change into!), and even enjoy the occasional musical show or special event. 

Chastain Park

Chastain Park is bustling with activities around it, from youth league baseball to tennis courts to a neighborhood swimming pool and more. The park also features the Chastain Park Amphitheatre, which is one of the best live music venues in Atlanta. By visiting Chastain Park, you’ll also be greeted by a scenic rolling golf course and numerous pathways that cut through it. This park is perfect for families that enjoy picnics, stone fire pits, and more. 

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is an incredible park just outside Atlanta. It has a giant stone mountain made of granite, a laser show at night, camp sites, tons of festivals throughout the year, and a bunch of fun attractions and events. Spend the day at Camp Highland Outpost, check out Dinosaur Explore, play in the Geyser Towers, enjoy a splash on Ride the Ducks, take a trip on the scenic railroad, or take a trek up the mountain in a cable car!  

Historic Fourth Ward Park

The Historic Fourth Ward Park is the first Atlanta BeltLine Park and features a lake, playgrounds, splash pad, skate park, and more! Easily accessible restrooms are available, making changing between swimsuits and dry clothes easy. Food stalls are nearby the park, making the Historic Fourth Ward Park a perfect place to visit for an afternoon of fun! 

And Many More!

There are a lot of other options in and around metro Atlanta for you to explore during your downtime. Once you’ve visited the five listed about, be sure to look into the other parks below for even more fun!

Lullwater Park

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve

Freedom Park

Woodruff Park

Dunwoody Nature Center

Orme Park

Abernathy Greenway Art Park

Morgan Falls

Mason Mill Park

Ashford Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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