|From its early days, Piedmont Park has been a popular destination for parents and kids in search of playful fun. While the park’s Phoenix Wheel (an early Ferris wheel), Shoot the Chutes (a water slide for boats), and Thompson’s Scenic Railway (an early roller coaster) from the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition midway are long gone, its two playgrounds continue to attract families and children year-round.
Mayor's Grove Playground, next to Greystone, Piedmont Park
Mayor’s Grove Playground
The new Mayor’s Grove Playground is a Boundless™ playground, which has sensory-rich features that allow children and caregivers of all abilities to interact with each other at his or her highest standard. It is an interactive playground that is accessible and fun for children of all abilities. On a Boundless™ playground, you will find:
||Play structures support children’s development
||Universally accessible pathways and surfacing
||Swings and bouncers provide back support
Noguchi Playscape, Piedmont Park.
The Noguchi Playscape, located near the 12th Street Gate, was designed by world-renowned artist and sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904 - 1988), under the aegis of the High Museum and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Completed in 1976, Playscapes is the only Noguchi-designed playground completed in his lifetime. Noguchi playgrounds are aspects of what he called "the sculpture of spaces", intended to make sculpture a useful part of everyday life. Piedmont Park’s Playscapes familiarizes children with shapes, colors and textures.