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Ponce de Leon Parkway Olmsted Linear Park

Atlanta’s greenest parkway is more relevant than ever

Widely recognized as the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for designing landmarks like Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, and Biltmore Estate. In Atlanta, he designed a series of six linear parks along “Ponce de Leon Parkway” for the new residential development of Druid Hills.
Jackson Street Bridge Park Atlanta

City of Atlanta announces plans for a mini-park on the Jackson Street Bridge

The bridge has long been a beloved spot to take in one of Atlanta’s best views of the downtown skyline. Now the people who gather along its narrow sidewalk to snap photos of the cityscape will have a little extra room.

How land becomes an Atlanta park

Director of park design Alvin Dodson explains the step-by-step process of how a piece of land becomes an Atlanta park.
Gregory Burson Sr.

Atlanta Park Champion: Gregory Burson Sr.

As a boy, Gregory Burson Sr., 62, remembers catching tadpoles in a swamp behind his grandmother’s backyard in Peoplestown.

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