3140 Moreland Ave.
Conley, GA 30288
Phone: (404) 363-6960
Fax: (404) 363-6961
3140 Moreland Ave., Conley, GA, US, 30288
- Phone: (404) 363-6960
- Fax: (404) 363-6961
This urban recreation center brings outdoor fun to the southeast side neighborhood of Little Five Points. In addition to a swimming pool (open during summer months only), the park features tennis courts, basketball courts, softball and soccer fields, a children's playground and a large picnic pavilion. The 48-acre (20-hectare) expanse has extensive paved pathways for biking and in-line skating, plus public restrooms and a specially designated pet area. Take the Flat Shoals Road exit off Interstate 20 and head north. Turn right on 2nd Avenue, then right again on Tilson Road to reach here.
Dating to 1868, this two-story farmhouse was the home of Jeremiah Gilbert, the son of the first doctor to settle in Fulton County. The fieldstone and mortar construction is a rare surviving example of the type of farmhouse that flourished in the region during the Reconstruction era, and many of the home's original outbuildings still stand on the property. The house has been restored to its original condition, and stands as one of the oldest surviving buildings in Atlanta.
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.
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.
This farm is not far from downtown Atlanta, and offers a sweet retreat from city life. Trail rides, picnics, and many other activities are offered on this 100-acre (40-hectare) estate, which features both farmland and woodlands. Perhaps the most popular events are the moonlight hayrides, offered nightly throughout the year in fair weather. Business retreats, office picnics, and private events can all be organised, and 15 acres (six hectares) can be for camping.
Outside the gates of Zoo Atlanta on the grounds of Grant Park stands a stark, white marble structure housing the world's largest oil painting, the Atlanta Cyclorama. Painted in 1885-1886, the Cyclorama is a 365-degree mural depicting the Battle of Atlanta. This 1864 battle helped seal the South's fate during the American Civil War. A collection of artifacts and historical documents rounds out the museum, but the focus is on the one-of-a-kind centerpiece. Guided tours are available daily.
Milton Daniel Park is tucked away near the Morrow City Hall and is known for its Christmas In the Park and Safe Halloween annual events. This green space has got picnic tables, restrooms, and playgrounds for children. It has also got walking trails and its not uncommon to see walkers early in the morning doing their rounds.
Located to the east of Atlanta is the city's prime historic district, Cabbagetown. Cabbagetown District was developed as the city's industrial zone in the late 19th Century, as it was home to the famous Atlanta Rolling Mill which was later replaced by Confederate Rolling Mill in 1858. Following the mill's closure in 1977, the face of this district changed and it turned into an artistic hub. Chomp and Stomp festival, that is organized every November in Cabbagetown District, is very popular.
In the shadow of downtown, this bucolic expanse is a constant reminder of the city's history. Dating from the 1850s, the cemetery was the final destination for all Atlantans until 1884, when private burial grounds began appearing throughout the city. The oldest section is near the main entrance, where legendary golfer Bobby Jones and author Margaret Mitchell are interred, although locating Mitchell's plain headstone can be a challenge. A brochure from the cemetery office will help you find famous graves and interesting sections. Tours are offered March through October.
What makes Krog Street Tunnel an Atlanta city attraction is its walls covered with colorful artworks. It connects two of Atlanta's diverse neighborhoods: Cabbagetown, once a home to mill workers and now a cultural hub and Inman Park, home to Atlanta's elites. These districts may seem like two ends of a continuum, but the Krog Street Tunnel serves as their link. The graffiti and wall paintings are not creations by famed artists, but local amateurs. Nevertheless, they add liveliness to the place and make your walk through the Krog Street Tunnel an interesting one.
Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, the Hindu Temple of Atlanta stands out on the Georgia highway, towering over the other buildings in the vicinity. Constructed in true South-Indian style, it has a distinct architecture made of sandstone and marble; and resembles the Venkateswara temple of Tirupati. One part of the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, while the other part is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are other deities as well. Hindu devotees from the neighboring areas gather here for the daily prayer and services.