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Parks To Visit Along Atlanta’s MARTA Red Line

Feb 12th, 2024

A visit to one of the many city parks or being immersed in nature is a great way to recharge after a work day or on the weekend.

And lucky for you, there are so many parks accessible from the MARTA Red Line it couldn’t be any easier to get to a green space! Choose one of these parks to visit next!

Green spaces along ATL’s MARTA Red Line

Centennial Olympic Park

Station: Five Points

This iconic park is easily on the list given it holds Georgia’s legacy to the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The 22-acre greenspace provides natural relief to the busy downtown area. Explore the history of the Olympics, lounge in one of the many lawns, enjoy the gardens, splash around in the Fountain of Rings or play on the playgrounds. 

Central Park

Station: Civic Center or North Avenue

This city park boasts 17 acres of open greenspace, outdoor courts and fields, a playground and a recreation center. The recreation center offers a variety of programs including aerobics, youth football, photography and other diverse programs. The facility also has a fitness room and computer lab.

Piedmont Park

Station: Midtown

Piedmont Park has something for everyone. During the summer months the pool is open to cool off and the splash pad remains open year-round. There are several courts and fields for various sports and play that can be reserved in advance or available on a first-served basis. There are wellness programs, dog parks, fishing spots and youth camps throughout the year. Check out the complete calendar of events to find your next event to attend. 

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Station: Arts Center

Opening in 1976, the botanical garden has been an urban oasis full of life and beauty for almost 50 years. The botanical gardens are a place where plants are cultivated for viewing, education, research, conservation and the pure enjoyment of their beauty. The gardens here have found its name listed on many “best botanical gardens” lists locally and around the country. Check out the events calendar to find an exhibit or class that piques your interest. 

Winn Park

Station: Arts Center

This modest part has plenty of trees for shade, a pond and small waterfall. Located just outside of Midtown, with a playground for the kids to play and benches to sit and relax on, this park is the perfect lunch spot to enjoy pieces of nature. 

The Hill at Atlanta Waterworks

Station: Midtown

After being closed to the public for nearly 26 years, The Hill reopened in 2022 for public use. As one of the highest points in Atlanta, views from this park include the skylines of Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Enjoy the greenspace and disconnect from city life with a picnic lunch or time with a friend relaxing in one of the many Adirondack chairs. 

Peachtree Hills Park

Station: Lindbergh Center

This community park offers a lot of amenities to visitors and residents alike. There is a full-sized baseball diamond, tennis courts and a playground. The large picnic shelter is great for gatherings or picnic lunch in the shade. The community garden is cared for by local residents and grows produce for donation to local causes. The recreation center has youth programs, indoor basketball courts and public restrooms. Stop by and check out the little free library located by the playground!

Bagley Park – Frankie Allen Park 

Station: Buckhead or Lindbergh Center

Located in the heart of Buckhead, Bagley Park – Frankie Allen is a park primarily focused on baseball and home to the Buckhead Baseball organization. The park also offers tennis courts, a playground, and large picnic areas throughout the park. In December 2022, the mayor signed legislation to rename the park from Frankie Allen to Bagley Park in honor of William Bagley who purchased six lots in 1929 at what is now the park. The renaming of the park memorializes the African-American community who called this neighborhood home in the 1870s. 

Blue Heron Nature Preserve

Station: Lindbergh Center

A short bus ride after riding the MARTA Red Line is the only thing between you and being fully immersed in nature at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. This 30 acre nature preserve is home to meadows, woodlands, wetlands and riparian zones. Open seven days a week with free access to the park, it’s hard to not fit this into your schedule. There are art exhibits, a bee apiary and turtle sanctuary, youth programs and summer camps. You can sign up for a plot in the community garden or volunteer to support the garden dedicated to growing produce for St. Luke’s Crossroads Kitchen. Check out the complete events calendar to explore all the offerings. 

There are so many parks accessible from the red line and our luxury Atlanta apartments, it can be hard to narrow down the top parks to visit. Which one is your favorite?

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Amy has lived most of her life in Washington state and enjoys baking and adventuring with her dog, Ki. Her favorite thing about the Pacific Northwest is the four seasons and the access to mountains and other outdoor activities.

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