Entries by Piedmont Park

Her Happy Place

Leaning forward and lacing her shoes, Sylvia Russell feels the calm breeze of fall hit her face. Looking around, she sees a child gazing at her father with arms wide open. A biker leaves a swell of wind when she dashes past on a winding path. Tap. Tap. Tap. At the Active Oval, Sylvia’s shoes […]

Something to Be Proud Of

Across the Table with President/CEO Mark Banta By Annierra Matthews Shuffling in my seat, I prepare to meet the face of the Piedmont Park Conservancy: President and CEO Mark Banta. He walks in with his typical jolly smile, and his token bottle of water. This month, the Conservancy is celebrating all of the pride for […]

Seven Men. 208 Acres. One Big Impact.

Every morning around 7:30am, seven men wearing “Piedmont Park Conservancy” imprinted on their chest set out on golf carts, trucks and mowers to tackle the 200 plus acres of beautiful Piedmont Park. With the sun slowly rising, the smell of morning dew and a small collection of people seen jogging through the Park, each man […]

Four of the Best Fall Foliage Spots at Piedmont Park

UPDATE – November 6: Leaves are peaking! Visit Piedmont Park for that awesome fall photo and use #PiedmontParkProud when posting on social! September 22 marked the first day of autumn, and we’re excited! During this season, plenty of fall activities occur. Families pose for holiday photos in front of red mountains. Children dive in large […]

Happy Wet Dogs Enjoy the 2017 Splish Splash Doggie Bash

On Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 22, the Piedmont Park Conservancy welcomed over 800 dogs at its annual Splish Splash Doggie Bash at the Aquatic Center. With some arriving almost an hour early on Saturday, dogs and their owners eagerly waited for the pool gates to open. While they anticipated the event, they were […]

4 Reasons to Take the Piedmont Park History Tour

There is nothing like the experience of immersing yourself in history, especially if the history is about your city’s backyard. Here are four reasons to take the Piedmont Park History Tour. 1. Discover Something New Purchased by the City of Atlanta in 1904, Piedmont Park is rooted in Atlanta’s history. While many Atlantans have visited […]

Navigating the Park During Music Midtown

Music Midtown is a highly anticipated event that thousands look forward to each year. Filled with dance and music, the park turns into an outdoor concert venue featuring top headliners such as this year’s Bruno Mars performance. Due to such a large production and set-up, the Piedmont Park Conservancy offers park visitors some suggestions on how […]

Mayoral Candidate Responses to Greenspace Questionnaire

Credit: Park Pride’s Website In advance of the Mayoral Candidate Forum on Greenspace, the nonprofit partners involved in the effort (Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, Georgia Conservancy, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the Greening Youth Foundation) developed a comprehensive questionnaire that got to the heart of several […]