The history of wheels and Piedmont Park dates back to the nineteenth century. The park was used by the Gentlemen’s Driving Club, now Piedmont Driving Club, as a place where their members could escape from bustling Atlanta to take afternoon rides in their horse and buggies. Times have changed since the park was closed to traffic in 1983—the wheels you’ll likely see in the park today are on bikes, rollerblades and skateboards.
Cycling, rollerblading and skateboarding are only allowed on the main roadway and the 10th Street Meadow paths. These activities are not permitted on pedestrian-only paths, stairways, the lake bridge, grass, or seating areas.