Culture: Parks & Recreation

Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail

The paved and popular 2.25-mile path is part of the larger 22-mile loop of parks, trails, and transit known as the Atlanta Beltline tha

Atlanta Beltline Northside Trail

With the opening of the Northside Trail in April 2010, the neighborhoods around Collier Hills are now linked by a continuous mile-long

Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail

Enjoy the rustic charm of this former railroad corridor winding behind old warehouses, historic neighborhoods, and under bridges while

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta's most fragrant attraction blooms with more than 3,000 ornamental plants spread over 30 acres adjacent to Piedmont Park, includ

Atlanta Memorial Park

The 200-acre park winds along Peachtree Creek in one of Atlanta's loveliest neighborhoods. It includes a running trail, fields, playgro

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

The 46-acre preserve is a favorite for families and hiking day trips. The Heritage Village maintains the charming rural heritage of a G

Brook Run Park

Dunwoody's largest park is comprised of more than 100 acres, featuring a dog park, skate park, community garden, children's playground,

Brookhaven Park

One of the city's largest greenspaces, Brookhaven Park is popular with dog lovers. It's central to the neighborhood and within walking

Cabbagetown Park

The site of the former Grant School, now Cabbagetown Park, marked the last option for developing a substantial swath of greenspace with

Candler Park

A 55-acre greenspace with outdoor pool, tennis courts, playground, picnic area, and recently restored soccer field sits in the middle o

Candler Park Golf Course

The nine-hole course is one of a handful of city-owned courses in Atlanta. It sits on 55 acres of greenspace that Coca-Cola founder Asa

Cascade Family Skating

If the neon cascade sign looks familiar, that's because Cascade Family Skating served as a primary shoot location for the 2006 movie

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve

Established in 1979 with city, state and federal funds, the 120-acre woodland and former Creek Indian settlement features steep incline

Centennial Olympic Park

The best thing to come out of the 1996 Olympics is this stately public plaza with dancing fountains, cool light towers, and a variety o

Chastain Park

Its 320 acres include a running/cycling path, tennis courts, an 18-hole public golf course, as well as an art gallery. Most notable is

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (Colu

It's hard to go wrong with any of the 'Hooch's national recreation areas. For sheer versatility — and convenience — Columns Drive and J

Decatur Cemetery

The 58-acre cemetery located just off Decatur's town square is the oldest known publicly owned burial ground in metro Atlanta. With mor

Dick Lane Velodrome

At the time of its construction in 1974, which was inspired by the Munich Olympics, the Velodrome was one of only two tracks of its kin

Findley Plaza

In the market for some poetry or hobo handicrafts? Perhaps you'd like to play hacky sack or get a brochure about Zendik Farm. Or you ju

Freedom Park

Spanning a whopping 210 acres, this is one of the largest city parks in Atlanta. Dog walkers can admire the park's permanent art instal

Georgia Aquarium

The world's largest aquarium has more aquatic life than any other aquarium from 500 species, including whale sharks, the largest fish i

Grant Park

The 131-acre greenspace that gave the surrounding neighborhood its name is arguably the city's most mellow and picturesque. On weekends

Heritage Sandy Springs

Heritage Sandy Springs is a 4-acre park located in the heart of Sandy Springs. Take in the gardens or museum on a sunny afternoon, or h

Historic Fourth Ward Park

A harbinger of things to come along Atlanta's Beltline, this 17-acre park is an intown gem featuring a skate park, retention pond, and

Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park

Atlanta's first public skate park was christened by the legendary Tony Hawk, who awarded $25,000 toward the project's completion. This

Inman Park

Atlanta's first suburb circa 1890 is home to annual Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes. After the Civil War, Inman Park became Atlan

John A. White Park & Golf Course

The 106-acre park contains a 40-acre, nine-hole golf course that remains a bit of a hidden gem in southwest Atlanta, despite its prime

Kashi Atlanta

Candler Park ashram that offers a packed daily yoga calendar so there's always a class available whether you like your yoga at sunrise

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

A 2,965-acre park and museum on the site of the 1864 Civil War Campaign for Atlanta.

Lake Avondale

A small lake located in the heart of Avondale Estates with a lovely landscaped walking path around its perimeter.

Lenox Park

A nice-size park with a trail for running, jogging, or walking. While slightly less known to non-residents, Lenox Park is well-known to

Lullwater Park

Located at the heart of Emory's campus, this park is free to the public during daylight hours. On warm days, the park is full of runner

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

This strip of destinations along Auburn Avenue provides a variety of ways to learn about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and leg

Morningside Nature Preserve

Formerly called the Wildwood Forest, it's a 31-acre woodland plot that was saved after citizens fought to protect the rare and pristine

Oakland Cemetery

Atlanta's most historic and picturesque cemetery contains the bones of Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, enslaved individuals, and nearly

Olmsted Park

The result of a public-private partnership between the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County, and Fernbank Inc. that includes six segments — O

Outdoor Activity Center

This 26-acre urban nature preserve includes about 2 miles of trails, as well as a team-building ropes course, and a children’s nature-t

Piedmont Park

The 200-plus acre park with tennis, walking trails, and a pond has been Atlanta's place to go on a Sunday afternoon since it was first

Six Flags White Water

The South's largest water park featuring water slides, wave pool, and Cliffhanger, one of the tallest freefalls in the world. Real spe

Sky Zone Roswell Indoor Trampoline Park

Dubbed "the world's first indoor trampoline park," Sky Zone's Roswell location has been up and running since 2012. It's your go-to loca

SkyView Atlanta

The age of the Ferris wheel in Downtown is upon us, Atlanta. The 18-story attraction known as SkyView Atlanta takes guests on a 15-minu

Tough Love Yoga

Be warned: There’s no crying in Tough Love Yoga, but “yogis” of all ages and levels are welcome at Neda Honarvar’s studio. The Great Yo

Turner Field

The Ted's more impressive, architecturally speaking, than the old home of the Braves, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, a piece of which n

Wall Crawler Rock Club

Wall Crawler Rock Club offers more than 8,800 square feet of indoor rock climbing surface to climbers in the Atlanta. Expect a laid-bac

Westview Cemetery

By far the city's largest, this sprawling cemetery dates back to 1884 and contains tombs for such notables as Joel Chandler Harris, Hen

Woodruff Park

Woodruff Park is a 6-acre Downtown space that is used by more than 5 million people each year. There's a large fountain on the north si

Zoo Atlanta

The zoo houses more than 1,000 animals, including elephants, Sumatran tigers, black rhinos, zebras, and Chantek, the first orangutan to