Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s biggest city park, has several attractions for you to visit. From bike paths, trails, playgrounds, recreation fields to the honey bee exhibit and butterfly haven, there’s plenty to see as you stroll through the Park. Piedmont Park covers 200+ acres of parkland in the heart of Atlanta. Join the Conservancy and our partners in a walking tour to learn more about your park. From the Park’s colorful history to its wildlife, the learning opportunities are numerous. Read more about Piedmont Park’s history here.
The Piedmont Park History Walking Tours include an introduction to the park’s vibrant past and present. Walk with us and discover how Piedmont Park’s rich history is undeniably intertwined with the development of Atlanta. Together, we’ll explore the fascinating historical and physical evolution of iconic Piedmont Park from forest to farm to fairgrounds for the Piedmont Exposition of 1887 and the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895, to Atlanta’s premier urban green space.
- Led by docent volunteers
- Free and open to all ages
- Saturdays, March 18 – December 02, 2017
- 11 a.m. – 60 – 90 minutes in length
- Meet at Green Market and Conservancy information table located at 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE Park entrance
- No tours during Dogwood Festival, Music Midtown and Pride Festival
- Custom tours may be scheduled. A donation of $5 per person is requested. All donations will directly support the tour program.
For more information or to schedule a tour for a group, please contact the Piedmont Park Community Involvement Specialist, Kalia Edmonds, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 404.875.7275 x242.
Piedmont Park is home to one of the oldest and most valuable collections of trees in the City of Atlanta. The trees are one of the most important features in the Park, providing shade, cleaning the air and providing habitats to a large variety of wildlife. Since its founding in 1989, the Conservancy is committed to the reforesting, protection and care of trees in Piedmont Park. We’ve seen the planting of over 1700 trees in the Park.
- Piedmont Park has a great diversity of trees both in the landscaped areas of the park and in the woodlands. As of fall 2013, a total of 115 different tree species were identified in the park. Of these trees, 86 are species native to eastern North America and 29 are introduced species. View a list of all 115 species along with viewing locations.
- Self Guided Woods and Groves Tree Tour
Download a detailed, 8-page “Woods and Groves” tree tour, to help you explore both the planted groves and natural woodlands here in Piedmont Park. This is a great tour for visitors interested in both human and natural history in the park.
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Join Piedmont Park Conservancy and our partners at the Atlanta Audubon Society (AAS) for monthly bird walks! All levels of birders are welcome to participate in monthly observation walks exploring the varied habitats of Piedmont Park. Come prepared by downloading a Checklist of Birds for Piedmont Park!
Walks are free to the public and last 2 – 3 hours. Please visit the Atlanta Audubon Website to confirm the start time (generally 8:00 a.m.) for the Piedmont Park field trips.
- Free and open to all ages
- First Saturday of every month. The July bird walk will be held on Sunday, July 5th.
- 8:00 a.m. – lasts two to three hours in length
- Meet a tthe Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center. 1071 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30309. The Community Center is directly next to the 12th Street Park entrance. Please carpool or take MARTA, as parking not available at the Community Center.
- Reservations recommended, please direct group questions to Atlanta Audubon Society.
Don’t miss these park sites
In addition to guided tours, you can explore this great space yourself using a Piedmont Park scavenger hunt. A self-guided tree tour looks at both the planted groves and natural woodlands in Piedmont Park.
Don’t forget to look up when you’re in the Park. Can you can see our rare species of birds and our Eastern Screech Owl?