ATLANTA PARKS GUIDE
Our guide to the city’s lush lawns, wooded trails, cool playgrounds, and more
Edited by Jennifer Rainey Marquez
Written by Layla Bellows, Mary Logan Bikoff, Josh Green, Tess Malone, Jennifer Rainey Marquez, Tony Rehagen, and Susan Soper
WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Six Atlanta community parks to discover
Atlanta park trivia
3 tiny but treasured Atlanta parks
Secrets of Chastain Park, Grant Park, and Piedmont Park
ON THE HORIZON
A greener future for Atlanta’s parks
ATLANTA PARK CHAMPIONS
Atlanta Park Champion: Kit Sutherland
Atlanta Park Champion: Na’Taki Osborne Jelks
Atlanta Park Champion: Melanie Furr
Atlanta Park Champion: Ray Mock
Atlanta Park Champion: Gregory Burson Sr.
We surveyed nearly 100 readers to find out how you feel about Atlanta's city parks.
Favorite inside-the-park attraction?
27% said Atlanta Botanical Garden
Most common reason you go?
Walking the dog
When will the Atlanta BeltLine be finished?
43% say on time (in 2030). A quarter think it will be done in 2040. And another quarter think it will never be completed.
Top three things that Atlatna's city parks need more of?
1. Access to public transit
2. Food carts/trucks
Top three park pet peeves?
1. Owners who don't pick up dog poop
3. Owners who don't leash their dogs