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Things to Know

How to Get to the Park

In the Park

Historic L.P. Grant Park is located in the southeast quadrant of the city approximately one mile from the gold dome of the state capitol building, less than one mile from Turner Field and six blocks south of I-20. The park is bordered by Boulevard SE on the east, Atlanta Avenue on the south, Cherokee Avenue on the west, Sydney Street on the north and Park Avenue and Berne Street on the northeast.  

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, Grant Park is the result of a gift of 100 acres to the City of Atlanta to be used in perpetuity as a public park.  Lemuel Pratt Grant, donated the land and immediately began to subdivide and sell lots around the new park.  The surrounding  residential area grew up around the park and boasts  2200+ late 19th/early 20th century homes and commercial structures.   The Grant Park neighborhood received historic designation from the City of Atlanta in 1999 and is the citys' largest historic district. 

Take public transportation whenever possible to reduce congestion and air pollution. 

MARTA

Buses serving Grant Park include #97(pick up at Five Points Station or at the north end of Centennial Olympic Park), #197 (Transfer at King Memorial Station), #32 (Pick up at King Memorial Station)  Contact MARTA for schedule information www.itsmarta.com or 404-848-4711.

PARKING


One parking lot is located on Boulevard (approx. 425 spaces) and one lot is located on Cherokee Avenue (approx. 375 spaces). Parking is also available on streets bordering the park. Please observe speed limits around the park and inside the park. Never park on grass or turf areas, sidewalks or areas not clearly marked for parking.

L.P. Grant Park is located in the center of a large residential neighborhood. Please do not litter, do not play loud music or otherwise impose on residents or other users of the park. (Return to Home Page and review "Enjoy Your Visit - Things to Know Before You Arrive")

Driving Instructions


If your point of origination is:

South of the City

Take I-75/85 North to Fulton St exit. Turn right at top of exit ramp. Go to first traffic light and turn right at Olympic Caldron. Go to next intersection (Georgia Avenue) and turn left. Georgia Avenue will end at the entrance to the park (approximately one mile).
Please note, while visiting the park we ask that you remain on walking paths and not walk through planting beds.
Always park in marked spaces. Never park on grass or turf areas, or sidewalks, or
areas posted or where there is no clear indication of marked parking. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing.

East of the City

I-20 West to Boulevard exit; turn left at top of exit ramp; go to third traffic light and turn right in to parking area.
Please note, while visiting the park we ask that you remain on walking paths and not walk through planting beds.
Always park in marked spaces. Never park on grass or turf areas or sidewalks or areas posted or where there is no clear indication of marked parking. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing.

West of the City

I-20 East to Boulevard exit; turn right at top of exit ramp; go to second traffic light and turn right in to parking area.
Please note, while visiting the park we ask that you remain on the walking path and not walk through planting beds.
Always park in marked spaces. Never park on grass or turf areas or sidewalks or areas posted, or where there is no clear indication of marked parking. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing.

North of the City

I-75/85 South to I-20 East; take first exit - Boulevard/Cyclorama/Zoo; turn right at top of exit ramp; go to second traffic light and turn right into parking area. The parking area is situated on a hillside with four levels for parking. If you are bound for the Zoo or Cyclorama, follow the walking path down the hill and turn left at the bottom of the hill.
Please note, while visiting the park we ask that you remain on the walking path and not walk through planting beds.
Always park in marked spaces. Never park on grass or turf areas, on sidewalks, or areas posted, or where there is no clear indication of marked parking. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing.

Things to Do/See While in the Grant Park Area

Historic L.P. Grant Park (est 1883) provides natural beauty, history and special attractions. Once you have toured the park (Grant Park Conservancy 404-521-0938), the Cyclorama (404-658-7625) and the Zoo (404-624-5600), check out other nearby attractions:

Oakland Cemetery (est. 1850) 404-688-2107
Atlanta Preservation Center Walking Tours of the Grant Park Neighborhood (404-688-3353)
Turner Field (404-614-2363)
Atlanta Braves Museum and Hall of Fame (404-614-2310)
Olympic Caldron (corner of Capitol Avenue/ Fulton St)
Georgia State Capitol Museum (404-656-2844)
Martin Luther King Historic Site (404-331-5190)
Carter Presidential Library and Center (404-331-3942)


 
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