3 tiny but treasured Atlanta parks

Esther Peachy Lefevre Park, Charlie Loudermilk Park, and Hardy Ivy Park are all less than an acre, respectively
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Esther Peachy Lefevre Park
Esther Peachy Lefevre Park

Photograph by Liz Noftle

Esther Peachy Lefevre Park
Wylie and Powell streets; 0.7 acres
Since it was renovated in 2013, this corner of Cabbagetown has been a haven for dog walkers, with a canine-friendly drinking fountain and “hitchin’” post. For owners, it also boasts a great view of downtown.

Charlie Loudermilk Park
Charlie Loudermilk Park

Photograph by Liz Noftle

Charlie Loudermilk Park
Peachtree and Roswell roads; 0.52 acres
Adding a bit of beauty to Buckhead’s retail corridor, this newly reopened—and meticulously maintained—greenspace features a clock bell tower, picnic-worthy patio, and life-sized statue of its business-tycoon benefactor.

Hardy Ivy Park
Hardy Ivy Park

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

Hardy Ivy Park
310 Peachtree Street; 0.56 acres
The Carnegie Central Library was demolished in the late 1970s, but its marble facade was preserved and used to create the park’s 30-foot-high Beaux Arts arch in 1996. The monument celebrates higher education; spot the seals of nine local universities in the pavilion floor.

This article originally appeared in our June 2015 issue.

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