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Park It In Atlanta: Free Activities In Atlanta’s Historic Parks

March 31, 2010

Just because you may be a little light in the wallet doesn’t mean that you still can’t enjoy a great getaway to Atlanta.  Whether you’re planning a trip for adults or children, there’s plenty to do in A-town that won’t cost you one Red-Georgia-Clay cent.  Just think, with all the money you save, you can bring back plenty of Georgia gifts and souvenirs!

Centennial Olympic Park

Originally a “gift” to the city courtesy of the 1996 summer Olympics, this downtown park has remained a gathering spot for visitors and residents.  With concerts, exhibits and even ice skating in the winter, there are always plenty of things to do there.  A popular attraction is the Fountain of Rings, art and walking paths.  The park also hosts Music at Noon every Tuesday and Thursday from April – October,  after work Wednesday WindDown from April – September and Family Fun Days on the Fourth Saturday each month.  http://www.centennialpark.com/

Grant Park

Atlanta’s oldest park, Grant Park has a rich history and is surrounded by lots of trees just east of downtown Atlanta.  Sprawling over 130 acres, it’s home to the Atlanta Cyclorama and Zoo Atlanta.  Even if you don’t take in those attractions, you can always take in nature’s beauty on various walking tours, play areas and gardens throughout the park.  http://www.gpconservancy.org

Piedmont Park

Located right in the heart of midtown Atlanta, Piedmont Park is a popular destination for Atlantans, drawing visitors from across the state and the Southeast.  With a staggering 3 million visitors each year enjoying planned entertainment, exhibits and walk-a-thons, it’s not uncommon to see people simply hanging out, skating, biking, throwing a Frisbee with their dog or enjoying the playgrounds and free picnic facilities. It’s also home to the annual Dogwood Festival.  http://www.piedmontpark.org/do/calendar.html

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