Best Parks and Playgrounds on the Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine has grown to be a choice for Atlanta families-and it’s not hard to see why. Connecting different communities together with tons of lifestyle, mural artwork, and trails, the BeltLine is the perfect spot to spend your summertime. Below is a list of the best parks and playgrounds along the way, whether you’re planning to sit and enjoy a picnic or enjoy a playground, we’ve got you covered.
When it comes to easy, close-to-home fun for the kids, nothing beats our Atlanta Parks! They’ve evolved into much more than just playgrounds, with water features, trails, trains, and other attractions. Here’s a list of some of our favorites on the Atlanta Beltline.
Historic Fourth Ward Park
665 North Ave SE
Atlanta’s first Beltline park is still one of the best in the city! Take in the lake, play on the playgrounds, cool off in the massive splash pad, and people-watch at the on-site skate park. We especially appreciate the easily accessible bathrooms, which make changing clothes after all of the splashing fun a breeze!
This spectacular 17-acre park, named after the surrounding Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, is packed with amenities for all to enjoy and is located just off the Eastside Trail. The Atlanta playground is the first of many along the Beltline, a thriving paved pedestrian walkway, bicycle, and rollerblade trail that circles Atlanta’s urban core.
The park features as its centerpiece a two-acre stormwater detention pond built by the Department of Watershed Management, which has dramatically reduced flooding in the nearby neighborhoods. Clear Creek Basin serves as a stormwater run-off reservoir. The stormwater detention feature and the park have been designed through a unique community partnership of residents and business stakeholders, the City’s Department of Watershed Management (DWM), and Atlanta Beltline, Inc. The need to provide stormwater runoff in an area slated for redevelopment has allowed several departments in the City to work together, creating a solution that addresses quality of life, environmental sustainability, and economic efficiency. – h4wpc.org
D.H. Stanton Park
1052 Martin Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
D.H. Stanton Park is Atlanta’s first and one of the country’s first energy-neutral parks. The cool picnic pavilions are a big hit with us. Swings, climbing equipment, unique play structures, pretend rocks, climbing mounds, and a shaded music area are all available. All of this is right next to a splash pad.
D.H. Stanton Park, located in the Peoplestown neighborhood, is a dazzling example of the power of a collaborative communal effort. It is located on the north side of the unsurfaced portion of the Southside Trail. A grassroots campaign resulted in the conversion of a small playground into a robust greenspace adjacent to the Southside Trail, which is presently open to the public as an unpaved trail. It is also the first energy cost-neutral park in the City of Atlanta, with photovoltaic solar panels providing revenue-generating energy and also serving as a shade structure for park visitors. – beltline.org
770 Deckner Ave SW,
Atlanta, GA 30310
Perkerson Park is a shaded and activity-filled jewel nestled in the Capitol View area, located a few blocks south of the crossroads of the Southside and Westside Trails. Perkerson Park is a 50-acre park in the Capitol View/Sylvan Hills neighborhoods of Atlanta, Georgia with everything from a splash pad to an elaborate playground to recreational fields, all under the shady canopy of huge oak trees. – atlantaga.gov
Boulevard Crossing Park
500 Englewood Ave SE,
Atlanta, GA 30315
Boulevard Crossing Park’s first phase is five acres of greenspace in the Chosewood Park neighborhood, just south of Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta. Former industrial land, now 5 acres of organic landscaping & native plants, with 2 multi-use fields. – beltline.org
Arthur Langford, Jr. Park
1614 Arthur Langford Jr. Pl, SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
Arthur Langford, Jr. Park is located just a few blocks from the unpaved Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail in the heart of the Joyland neighborhood. The park is named after the late Arthur Langford, Jr., who served as a member of the Atlanta City Council and the Georgia Senate, and was the father of former First Lady of Atlanta Sara-Elizabeth Reed. – beltline.org
You can count on Atlanta’s playgrounds rain or shine, hot or cold. These parks should be on your family bucket list, whether they’re into planes or playthings, art or just the art of swinging. Playgrounds are dependable sources of safe, outdoor fun, whether they have a variety of cool playground attractions, such as water canons, climbing nets, rope pulls, and splash pads, or family classics such as slides, swings, and monkey bars. Atlanta Beltline has a lot of lush, green space, and Beltline playgrounds make the most of it by attracting the most energetic park goers: kids.