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College Park is a great course for beginners. Just a short hop from Hartsfield International Airport, it boasts a 9-hole, par 36 layout with challenging greens. Rental Clubs are available. Reserved tee times are not given. There are discounts in green fees for residents, students and seniors (55+). It hosts several golf tournaments and private events like weddings. Check website for more details.
One of the nicer public layouts in the city, Browns Mill is a diamond in the rough of south Atlanta. The course has four lakes, generous greens and is always well maintained. Watch out for the tough twelfth hole. Tee-times accepted up to one week in advance. Features such as Club house, driving range, golf carts, instruction, junior programs, league tournaments, locker rooms, pro on site, pro shop, putting/chipping, rental clubs, snack bar, training facilities, are included here.
This pleasant 18-hole, par 72 course is popular with mid-level players, and sits on the site of a Civil War battle. One of the area's most frequented public courses, weekends can get pretty busy, so reserved tee times are strongly recommended. The golf course is open daily from 7a.
Oneness with nature is what you will experience at Cascade Springs Nature Preserve. Spread across 120 acres (48.56 hectares), this natural preserve is one of the oldest in Atlanta. Trails within the park offers visitors a serene hiking path. You can also choose to spend some quiet time by the natural springs that form a small waterfall. If the walk gets too tiring, perch yourself on one of the picnic tables located within the park, gorge on your picnic basket and get re-energized. A visit to Cascade Springs Nature Preserve is sure to be a tranquil one.
This 26-acre 10.5-hectare) facility is designed with kids in mind. Located just a few miles from downtown, the center provides a hands-on natural learning experience for kids from pre-school age on up. Among the learning facilities are a tree house classroom, a 650-gallon freshwater aquarium, and an interactive ecological playground called Naturescape. Nature tours, educational programs, and a wide range of special events are offered throughout the year. Admission is free.
A little park located not far from the city center, Welcome All offer exciting recreational facilities. Besides the lush park expanse, that is ideal for family picnics, the park also offers extensive sports facilities including a football field, five baseball fields, a basketball court, tennis courts as well as a general playground. Apart from these, the park also has indoor facilities like a swimming pool, an equipped fitness center as well as a rental space capable of hosting numerous events. Check website for more.
Just minutes from downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, the exciting Zoo Atlanta features the Southeast's most impressive collection of wildlife from around the globe. Legend says that the zoo got its start when the owners of a traveling animal show went bankrupt and suddenly fled town. Today, popular exhibits include daily elephant demonstrations, giraffe feedings, and the acquired Chinese pandas. Various spots within the zoo make for wonderful locations to host private celebrations.
Created mostly with land granted by Colonel Lemuel Grant, the "Father of Atlanta," Grant Park is the oldest surviving park in the city. Its landscape was part of the defensive line against Union forces in the Civil War, and the breastworks of Fort Walker remain as evidence of the Confederacy's defeat. The Cyclorama, a circular building filled with the world's largest painting, tells the story of the battle. The park's other main attraction is Zoo Atlanta, one of the only places in the country that you can see a set of giant pandas.
Spread over 6 acres of lush greenery, the Woodruff Park enjoys a splendid location in the heart of the student, financial and nightlife districts. Atlanta's green lung in every way, this park is equipped with fountains, water-coolers, shaded areas, sculptures, bandstands and pruned lawns so that students, office-goers and tourists can seek respite for a while. Cultural and community events are a regular occurrence too.
Nestled amidst the residential locale of East Atlanta, the Brownwood Park is a well-maintained city park. The park is spread across 12 acres (4.9 hectares) and easily accessible through Pendleton and Emerson Avenue. It comprises of tennis courts along the Pendleton Street, which serves as a playing field for kids, whereas, the other part of the park is ideal for family picnic and outings. Besides this, the park is host to concerts and festivals like the East Atlanta Beer Festival and Brownwood Park Bike Rally where people from across the city participate in these events. Call ahead to know more.
This park, created for the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, boasts expansive greenery, rock gardens and artwork. The nearly 500,000 commemorative bricks that make up its main walkway were part of fund raising efforts for the Games. During scorching Atlanta summers, children frolic in the ground-level Olympic Rings, which periodically shoot streams of water through the seven rings. This park occasionally plays host to music concerts throughout the year. Flags honoring the nations that have played host to the Olympics in the past surround the fountain.
Looking for a way to turn Atlanta into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Atlanta. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of Olympic Centennial Park and takes you on a well designed course among Olympic monuments, through brand name attractions and within an antebellum cemetery. The tour requires approximately 2.5 hours of walking and uses the local transit system at one point in the game.