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Atlanta: the South’s Urban Outdoors Oasis

Atlanta, the South’s largest city, surprisingly offers many opportunities to take it outside. There are ribbons of green space all over the city and its suburbs – rivers, lakes, forests, and parks galore – just waiting to be explored.

Piedmont Park is the premier green space and central gathering place of Atlanta, much like NYC’s Central Park, with postcard views of the Midtown Atlanta skyline. The picturesque park features walking/jogging paths, picnic facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts, public swimming pool, two ponds, and a dog park. Piedmont Park is home to many of Atlanta’s largest annual events including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Gay Pride Festival, and Screen on the Green. Bring along a picnic or visit the pubs, cafes and restaurants found within a short walk along the corridors of Piedmont Avenue, 10th Street and Monroe Drive, bordering the park.

Adjacent to Piedmont Park is the Atlanta Botanical Garden. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit.

The City of Atlanta maintains over 3,000 acres of parkland and operates 33 recreational centers. Five parks include off-leash dog parks. The city also operates three 18-hole golf courses – Browns Mill, Chastain Park and Tup Holmes – and the nine-hole Candler Park Golf Course.

The Atlanta BeltLine has increased the footprint of Atlanta’s greenspace significantly with some of the most sustainable and magnificent parks in the city. Each new park removed industrial contaminants from the ground and created beautiful new public spaces for the community to enjoy. Each park was achieved through partnerships with the public and private sectors and strong community involvement and support. The BeltLine will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, modern streetcar, and parks – all based on railroad corridors that formerly encircled Atlanta. Current open sections include:

  • North: Northside Trail
  • West / Southwest: Westside Trail, West End Trail, Southwest Connector Spur Trail, Gordon White Park, Perkerson Park
  • South: H. Stanton Park, Boulevard Crossing Park, Arthur Langford, Jr. Skatepark
  • East: Eastside Trail, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, interim trails

 

On the northern edge of the city limits, in the Buckhead area, flows the Chattahoochee River, the 430-mile artery that starts in the North Georgia Mountains and flows across the state, becoming its western border with Alabama until it releases into the Gulf of Mexico. Buckhead’s Chattahoochee National Park is a sanctuary in the city, offering 10+ miles of both leisurely and challenging hiking, and water sports (river rafting, kayaking, fishing, and more).

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Atlanta - Locations

Cummins Sales and Service – Atlanta

Atlanta Metro
100 University Avenue S W
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-527-7800

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A P E X Museum

Atlanta Metro
135 Auburn Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-523-3248

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Alfred Tup Holmes Golf

Atlanta Metro
2300 Wilson Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30311
404-753-6158

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Metro
1345 Piedmont Ave. N E
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-876-5859

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Atlanta Botanical Garden- Gwinnett

Atlanta Metro
1345 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-876-5859

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Atlanta Braves – Major League Baseball

Atlanta Metro
Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-522-7630

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Atlanta History Center

Atlanta Metro
130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. N W
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-814-4000

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Atlanta Preservation Center Guided Walking Tours

Atlanta Metro
327 St. Paul Ave.
Atlanta, GA 31030
404-688-3350

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Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

Atlanta Metro
Tours depart Studioplex Lofts, 659 Auburn Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-273-2558

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Boulevard Crossing Park

Atlanta Metro
500 Englewood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-477-3660

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Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta Metro
265 Park Avenue West
Atlanta, GA 30313-1615
404-223-4412

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Charlie Yates Courseat East Lake

Atlanta Metro
10 Lakeside Village
Atlanta, GA 30317
404-373-4655

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Atlanta Metro
1978 Island Ford Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30350
678-538-1200

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Chattahoochee River- Gwinnett

Atlanta Metro
1978 Island Ford Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30350
770-814-6054

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D. H. Stanton Park

Atlanta Metro
1052 Martin St. S E
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-477-3660

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Eastside Hiking Trail Northern Extension- Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Monroe Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-477-3660

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Eastside Hiking Trail Southern Extension – Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
404-477-3660

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Eastside Trail – Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
10 St. and Monroe Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-477-3660

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History/ Fernbank Forest

Atlanta Metro
767 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-929-6300

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Fernbank Science Center

Atlanta Metro
156 Heaton Park Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30307
678-874-7102

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Gordon White Park

Atlanta Metro
White Street S W
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-477-3660

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Historic Fourth Ward Park

Atlanta Metro
680 Dallas St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-477-3660

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Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark

Atlanta Metro
830 Willoughby Way
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-477-3660

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Northside Trail- Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Tanyard Creek Park
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-477-3660

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Perkerson Park

Atlanta Metro
770 Deckner Ave. S W
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-477-3660

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Piedmont Park

Atlanta Metro
10th St. and Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-875-7275

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Raft Outfitters G A

Atlanta Metro
5525 Interstate North Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30328
770-971-6553

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Silver Comet Trail- Cobb County

Atlanta Metro
One Galleria Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30339
678-303-2622

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South River Trail

Atlanta Metro
Gresham Rd. at Gresham Park Recreation Center
Atlanta, GA 30316
404-875-7284

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Southwest Connector Trail – Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
2257 Bollingbrook Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30311
404-477-3660

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