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Five Fun and Distant Family Activities

Have some summer fun in the Park with your family! Here are five socially distant  activities you can do in the Park.

  • Connect with Nature

Download our Backyard Birding activity, and see how many types of birds you can spot in Piedmont Park. You can also use our “iNaturalist Companion” download to take a hike around the Park.

  • Family Picnic

If you’re in the mood for a more relaxing day, sit on the Front Lawn and have a picnic. All you need is a blanket and a cooler full of your favorite foods.

  • Scavenger Hunt

Another great idea to keep the whole family entertained is a scavenger hunt. Download our Piedmont Park Nature Scavenger Hunt. We recommend starting your journey at the Welcome Plaza.
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  • Family Field Day

For an active experience, host a family field day! Bring a frisbee, soccer ball or football, and visit one of the many open fields at the Park to play all day.

  • Arts and Crafts

Finally, just have a quiet day with your loved ones. Find a shady spot and do some arts and crafts. Bring a mat for easy cleanup and finger paint. You could also make your own giant bubbles, impression sculptures with fallen leaves or beaded sun catchers. The possibilities are really endless.

We hope you are inspired by some of these activities and have a great day spending quality time with your loved ones! 

Want more? Find several family fun activities on our online learning hub. Also, receive updates and stay connected with live readings, YouTube activities and more by subscribing to our “Connect and Learn” Instagram page: @piedmontlearns

Author: Olivia O’Brien

We Need More Hands- Volunteer With Us!

Piedmont Park has been fortunate to be open as a resource for all Atlantans to access fresh air and beautiful greenspace. Although, more visitors naturally means more trash and litter. We are currently seeking small groups (no larger than 10) or individual volunteers to help clean and beautify Piedmont Park.

Watch our video highlighting team member, Michael Paul, who started as a dedicated volunteer for the Piedmont Park Conservancy.


If you are healthy and willing, please volunteer for the Piedmont Park Conservancy in the coming weeks. Tasks include trash pick up, mulching, weeding, pruning and removing invasive plants. Volunteer support relieves some of the pressure on our full-time landscapers and helps to maintain the Park as a beautiful oasis. Special volunteer guidelines apply. 

If you are interested in volunteering please email volunteer@piedmontpark.org for more information.

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Bee Aware: Spring May Bring Honeybee Colonies to Piedmont Park

If you’ve visited Piedmont Park recently, you may have noticed something unusual in the trees near the Invesco Beehives in the Piedmont Commons. You may also wonder if it was left there on accident.

Photo Credit: Bee Downtown

These biodegradable landscaping pots were hung in the trees on purpose by our friends at Bee Downtown. The pots are called “swarm traps” and are used for best beekeeping practices from the months of March through July. Honeybee colonies grow quickly, and when they outgrow their hive, spread through a process called swarming.

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Photo Credit: Bee Downtown

When a colony swarms, 60% of the bees leave the hive to search for a new one. The group takes flight, clusters up and latches on to whatever they can find while scout bees look for a new home. This is where the swarm traps are put to use. They provide a home for the colony and allow Bee Downtown to safely relocate the bees to a more permanent home.

While alarming at first, honeybee swarms are harmless. The bees have no home so they have nothing to defend and their bellies are so full of honey that they can’t bend over to sting!

Photo Credit: Bee Downtown

If you see a swarm anywhere, whether it’s on a tree or in a box, please call or text the Lead BDT Beekeeper, Nick Weaver, at 678-779-8143 or Pam Allen at 770-310-1673. 

If you have any bee-related questions or concerns, please email info@bee-downtown.com

Events

City Permit: Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival

www.dogwood.org

coordinator@dogwood.org

EVENT DESCRIPTION:  The 84th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta Tradition that takes place during the Spring.

Three (3) Day Event:  4/17/2020 – 12:00PM – 11:00PM; 4/18/2020 – 10:00AM – 11:00PM; 4/19/2020 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

LOCATION:  Piedmont Park

*EVENT PENDING PERMIT*