Sports

Join a league or grab some friends, and bring out your competitive spirit in organized sports. The Active Oval, a former race track, is one of the highlights of Piedmont Park for fitness lovers. Here you’ll find a running track, two soccer fields, two softball fields and two sand volleyball courts. In 2016, the oval had over 68,000 reserved players on its fields.

Due to size, fencing and turf management, several sports are not permitted on the grounds. Please see the guidelines below for hours, rules, and details.

Active Oval Information

Active Oval areas can be reserved by obtaining a permit. Below are the hours for permitted play. Please bring your permit with you. Otherwise, the areas are available as first-come, first-serve. Please note, the fields are not lighted.

SeasonMonthsTimes
SpringMarch – May8am – 8pm (dark)
SummerJune – August8am – 9pm (dark)
FallSept. – Nov.8am – 8pm (dark)
WinterDec. – Feb.8am – 8pm (dark)

*Fridays are open leisure play. There are no permitted activities on Fridays.  Friday leisure play reservations will be available in 2 hour increments on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up sheets for leisure play reservations are field specific and are located at the north and south ball field kiosks.

THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR

THANK YOU TO OUR OFFICIAL HEALTHCARE PROGRAMMING PARTNER OF THE ACTIVE OVAL

Field Closure

Check for field closures online on our alerts and closures page.

Rules to Follow

  • Cleats are allowed on the softball and soccer fields for permitted play only
  • Cleats are not allowed for leisure play or practice play
  • Piedmont Park Conservancy manages and schedules league play for the Active Oval but does not currently organize leagues
  • For more information on leagues currently reserving fields at Piedmont Park, contact programs@piedmontpark.org

Reservation Information

A transaction fee will be charged to process all registration and reservation payments.

2021 Reservation Release Dates: Soccer, Softball and Volleyball

  • Spring: (March, April and May)
  • Summer: Wednesday, April 7 (May, June, July and August)
  • Fall: Tuesday, July 6 (September, October and November)
  • Winter: Monday, October 4 (December, January and February)
    **No winter reservation release for soccer**
  • *Reservations open at 9am

No Play Allowed

Due to the Active Oval field dimensions, lack of proper fencing and turf management practices there is no organized play allowed in the following sports:

  • Baseball
  • Cricket
  • Tackle Football
  • Golf
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby

For information on locations where organized play is allowed for those sports, please call the City of Atlanta Office of Parks and Recreation at 404.546.6744.

For additional information or to inquire about other programs at Piedmont Park, email programs@piedmontpark.org.

Tennis Information

All City of Atlanta offices, tennis courts and rec centers will be closed June 18th in recognition of Juneteenth and also July 4 & 5 for Independence Day. 


The Sharon E. Lester Tennis Center at Piedmont Park is a fully staffed, public facility, offering play on 12 lighted hard courts. Numerous opportunities exist for juniors and adults to participate in league play or weekly clinics and drills.

  • Monday-Friday 9:00am – 1pm / 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Closed Sundays
  • Courts can be reserved in 2-hour blocks (9am – 11am / 11am – 1pm and 4pm – 6pm / 6pm – 8pm)

RESERVATIONS:

  • All reservations must be made in advance on kourts.com
  • Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance
  • No walk-in reservations at this time
  • All transactions will be cashless; credit card payments made through iParcs only

CHECK IN PROCEDURES

    • Please be sure to follow all CDC Guidelines prior to and during your visit
    • Masks are required for entry inside tennis centers
    • Follow posted check-in procedures. Staff will verify group and direct to designated tennis court
    • Plan on bringing personal gear (tennis balls, rackets, gloves, etc); No Equipment Rentals available
    • Please use provided hand sanitizer prior to play

Basic Fees:

  • Prime Time, $5 per person per hour (weekdays after 6PM and weekends)
  • Non-prime time, $3 per person per hour
  • Ball machine Rental: $15 per 1/2 hour or $25 per hour

For Parking and Directions info, visit https://www.piedmonttennisassociation.com/parking-and-directions

LOCATION: Piedmont Park Tennis Center- 400 Park Drive NE (Piedmont Road/11th Street)

For more information, visit https://utatennis.com/ or https://www.piedmonttennisassociation.com/

Did you know that you can play pickleball at Piedmont Park? Pickleball can be played at the Piedmont Park tennis courts. Make a reservation to play today!

RESERVATIONS:

  • All reservations must be made in advance on kourts.com
  • Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance
  • No walk-in reservations at this time
  • All transactions will be cashless; credit card payments made through iParcs only

CHECK IN PROCEDURES

    • Please be sure to follow all CDC Guidelines prior to and during your visit
    • Masks are required for entry inside tennis centers
    • Follow posted check-in procedures. Staff will verify group and direct to designated tennis court
    • Plan on bringing personal gear (tennis balls, rackets, gloves, etc); No Equipment Rentals available
    • Please use provided hand sanitizer prior to play

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