Sightseeing & Tours

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.

Tour Options

Guided Tours

  • History Tour

    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 – *Please note that reservations are required- sign up here. History tours are available on a first come, first serve basis.
    • Green Market Saturdays, through November 2021 (Check calendar to ensure Green Market is open)
    • 10 am; 60 – 90 minutes in length
    • Meet at Green Market and Conservancy information table located at 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE Park entrance

    If you have a larger group of 15 or more, we recommend that you contact our office well in advance (during office hours, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) to make sure that we have enough docents lined up for the tour. Messages left over the weekend will not receive a call back until the following week. 404-875-7275 ext. 242.

  • Bird Walks

    Join Piedmont Park Conservancy and our partners at the Georgia Audubon for monthly bird walks!

    Please check Georgia Audubon’s website for dates and information.

Virtual Tree Tours

Want to learn more about the famous trees in Piedmont Park? Enjoy our virtual tree tours and find more videos on our YouTube page.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Self-Guided Tours

Check out the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Self-Guided Tour that brings you to all corners of Piedmont Park with insights of the Park’s rich history. The tour also explains the current layout of the Park and the importance of the Conservancy’s role in Piedmont Park. Download PDF

Looking for the perfect engagement shot, family photograph, iconic Instagram post, or simply the best view of the Atlanta skyline?  Discover the top 10 places to photograph in Piedmont Park! Download PDF

Enjoying our free tours? Consider making a donation or becoming a member to support the Conservancy’s mission.

Don’t miss these park sites

In addition to guided tours, you can explore this great space yourself with some of our fun, educational downloads.

  • Lake Clara Meer
  • Dockside
  • Piedmont Park Conservatory
  • Noguchi Playcape
  • Mayor’s Grove Playground
  • Piedmont Park Aquatic Center
  • Tennis Center
  • Basketball
  • Park Drive Bridge
  • Six Springs Wetlands
  • Bocce Court
  • Waterfall
  • Grand Arbor
  • Walker Woods
  • The Promenade (green space for events, games and relaxation)
  • The Meadow
  • Oak Hill
  • Education Garden
  • Dog Parks (small and large)

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?