- Mon: 6am-11pm
- Tue: 6am-11pm
- Wed: 6am-11pm
- Thu: 6am-11pm
- Fri: 6am-11pm
- Sat: 6am-11pm
- Sun: 6am-11pm
Piedmont Park offers a sought after respite from the hustle and bustle of surrounding Midtown Atlanta. It features miles of walking/biking trails, dog parks for multiple sizes of canines, a seasonal Green Market, playgrounds, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and other fun activities for all ages. It is also home to multiple festivals and concerts throughout the year and is the place to be once warmer weather arrives.
Parking and public transportation at Piedmont Park
Parking around Piedmont Park is very limited. The SAGE Parking facility is the largest parking deck and street parking is sometimes available on surrounding residential streets. The red or gold line MARTA trains can be taken to the Midtown MARTA station which is a short roughly half mile walk to the park. Walking/public transportation are the best options.
Best and worst time to go to Piedmont Park
The park is open year-round with significantly higher traffic during warmer months. Visiting during the week will help alleviate some of the parking issues and crowds.
Admission to Piedmont Park
It is free to go to the park with the exception of various festivals and other special events. There is an admission fee to visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden, with tickets priced up to $18.95 + tax and fees for regular admission.
Must see/do at Piedmont Park
Walk the trails to see the duck pond, dog parks and the gorgeous Greystone building, a special events facility. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a beautiful and serene attraction to visit as well.
Other places to visit near Piedmont Park
An abundance of restaurants, shops and bars can be found in nearby Midtown and the Virginia Highlands.
Insider tip for visitors to Piedmont Park
Bring a blanket and chairs and set up shop in the middle of the green to people watch, throw frisbees and footballs, read a book or just relax outside. Park Tavern is a great place to grab a bite or beverage and dogs are welcome.
Author's bio: Hastings Malone is an Atlanta, GA local who manages the Marketing, Events and Writing consulting business Southern Charm Communications. She is a freelance contributor to a variety of publications and can be found at Piedmont Park many weekends during the spring and summer.