Piedmont Park

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Piedmont Park which includes fall colors, a garden and a high rise building

This huge green space in the center of Atlanta includes a lake, playgrounds and sports facilities.

More than 200 acres (81 hectares) of trees, lawns and gardens are situated right in the heart of Atlanta, next to busy midtown and just northeast of downtown. Piedmont Park is where people from all over the city congregate to exercise and relax. Extensive walking paths, a lake with city views, a range of sports facilities and plenty of picnic areas have made it a favorite spot for decades.

Lake Clara Meer, in the center of the park, is lined with picturesque fishing piers and surrounded by walking paths. This is a great place to watch locals catch bream, bass and catfish. You’ll need a State of Georgia fishing license to have a go yourself, and rods and tackle are available from fishing stores in town.

Take a leisurely walk or jog the wide paths that wind through the park, including a circuit around the lake that’s just under a mile (1.6 kilometers) long. A loop of the whole park is 1.68 miles (2.7 kilometers). A main promenade through the center runs alongside fountains and meadows.

Piedmont Park includes tennis courts, soccer fields and volleyball courts that you can use on Fridays without a permit. There are a number of stores in midtown that rent all kinds of sporting equipment.

The park hosts a wide variety of events. There’s a Green Market on Saturday mornings March - December, where you can pick up fresh local produce from farmers and bakers. Come in April for the annual Dogwood Festival of Art. The 75-year-old festival runs over three days in spring, and includes art markets and live entertainment. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is held here each year over Memorial Day weekend.

There are picnic areas, grilling facilities, playgrounds and free public wireless internet access throughout the park. The grounds are open from 6 a.m until 11 p.m., however some facilities close earlier.

Street parking in the area is limited, and the paid parking lot fills up quickly on weekends. The closest MARTA station is Midtown, a short walk from the park.

Top Hotels Close to Piedmont Park

Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,004 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design Atlanta, Georgia State University, and AmericasMart. Centennial Olympic ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,287 reviews)
"The location is GREAT!!! There are restaurants within walking distance. The hotel has dining options and is beautiful. However, the wall outlets literally fell out of the wall when we tried to charge our phones. They are also inconveniently placed around the bed for night time charging."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Hilton Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
3.5 out of 5
188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥14,437 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Fox Theatre ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (107 reviews)
"I loved this hotel. If you’re looking for something lowkey & really nice this is it. It’s centrally located & east to access the highway or downtown etc…IPIC is connected next door"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥13,121 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca Cola, and Georgia State University. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,716 reviews)
"Great hotel overpriced!!"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
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Best Lodging Options Near Piedmont Park

Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,004 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Hilton Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
3.5 out of 5
188 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥14,437 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥13,121 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Loews Atlanta Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥27,522 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
4 out of 5
1414 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥19,212 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
Moxy Atlanta Midtown
Moxy Atlanta Midtown
4 out of 5
48 13th Street NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥16,938 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Moxy Atlanta Midtown
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
5 out of 5
75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥50,730 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Midtown, GA
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Midtown, GA
2.5 out of 5
1231 West Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥15,244 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Midtown, GA
Midtown Masterpiece (Heart Of The City)
Midtown Masterpiece (Heart Of The City)
Atlanta, GA
Midtown Masterpiece (Heart Of The City)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.