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Ultimate Summer Bucket List: Top Things to Do in Piedmont Park

Summer in Piedmont Park is filled with picnics, bicycles, rollerblades, puppies and babies, all sights you would expect in a classic summer experience.  Make the most of your summer by using our Ultimate Bucket List for Piedmont Park. Here are our top five recommendations for the season.

  1. Visit the Piedmont Park Dog Parks

Whether you’re a fur family or just passing through, the off-leash dog parks are sure to bring you a smile. Stop by and take a few minutes to watch wagging tails, free running pups and more.

2. Hit Your Stride on the Track in the Active Oval

Whether you’re an early morning runner or afternoon jogger, the half-mile track in the Active Oval is great for reaching your running goals. The oval also features outdoor fitness equipment and a large staircase for toning and strength-training.

Aerial View Active Oval

3. Make a Splash in the Pool

Cool off this summer at our resort-style pool. Grab your towel and have fun swimming laps, relaxing poolside and enjoying a lakefront view. The pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

4. Pitch in to Volunteer at the Park

Help your local community and make a difference by volunteering with the Piedmont Park Conservancy. Volunteers are needed for landscaping, beautification, helping with the Green Market and more!

5. Shop the Green Market

Start your Saturday mornings with coffee and pastries in beautiful Piedmont Park. Located at the 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue gate, Green Market offers access to local farmers, fresh produce, prepared foods, home goods and more!

Piedmont Park Green Market Vendor List

If you are looking for even more things to do in Piedmont Park, consider taking a tour or visit our calendar to find special events.

First Day of Summer: Are you in the know?

Although the heat has been blazing in Atlanta for the past couple of months, June 21st marked the first official day of summer. Now that the season is finally here, the question is how to spend it? To make this summer one to remember, head to Piedmont Park and involve the family in some outdoor fun! Whether it’s swimming the afternoon away or going to one of the Park’s many events, Piedmont Park has plenty of options for how you can make the most of the warm weather and clear skies–all in Atlanta’s backyard.

Events, Events and More Events

For an exciting weekend activity, rally up your crew and add a Park event to your summer schedule. For starters, the Horizon Theatre will be performing their hit musical, “Freaky Friday” on the Promenade through June 23. Attendees can bring blankets, low-back chairs and a picnic packed with dinner for a night of song, dance and boisterous laughter! With July arrives our Runaway Bride 5K, an event dedicated to the brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and “always-a-guests” out there looking for an excuse to flex their running/walking chops (and get a free t-shirt while they’re at it.) Dog lovers should check out a pup-friendly dog contest happening in early August at which one lucky dog will be named Piedmont Park’s Dog of the Year.

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

Grab your towels and pool supplies for a cool down at Piedmont Park’s popular Aquatic Center, which features a pool with four lap lanes and plenty of shaded tables. There’s also the Legacy Fountain Splash Pad, a popular spot for kids who enjoy zig-zagging through its 70 jets. When you get hungry, check out our concessions: King of Pops, offering ice-cold popsicles or The Market where you can indulge in a savory lunch with options like the “Slow Pork & Mango Cuban” sandwich and the “Heart of the Park” hot dog.

Bikes R Us

Imagine this: You’re on a bike, cool air graces your face with each tire rotation and you’re surrounded by lush greenery. This could be you at Piedmont Park, where visitors can pedal on paved paths that lead to every corner of the Park for ample exploration. No bike? No problem. Atlanta’s low-cost Relay Bike Share bicycles are available to rent, allowing anyone to hop off their ride at seemingly every turn to take in the beautiful scenery.

Learn Something New!

Take a leisurely stroll through the Park and learn some interesting tidbits about the Park’s storied past by going on one of our free docent-led history tours. Lead yourself on a self-guided tour to explore the most photographed locations in the Park or make a game of spotting the some of the oldest trees in Atlanta. Bird walks are offered in collaboration with the Atlanta Audubon Society; hone your observation skills and impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of unique bird calls.

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Guest Post by Aliya Seymour