4600 Glenwood Rd.
Decatur, GA 30035
Phone: (404) 289-4940
Fax: (404) 564-0148
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.
This golf club has a rich history and a distinct reputation on the golf circuit. Over 40 regional and national champions have emerged from this prestigious course. Bobby Jones and Charlie Yates went on to win the British Amateur championships as well. It has played host to over 17 major championships, such as the 1950 U.S. Women's Amateur, 1963 Ryder Cup, 101st United States Amateur Championship, and the PGA TOUR Championship. It has an 18-hole golf course and a clubhouse designed by architect Harry Leslie Walker. There's also a special enclosure reserved only for members. For more details and directions to the course, you can visit the website.
Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Center has long been known for its fast greens and well-kept fairways. Recent work has changed a couple of holes and made the course even tougher. It hosts several tournaments and corporate events. Visit website for more information.
Located a mere 18 miles (30 kilometers) from downtown and Buckhead, this municipal course is as popular for its affordable rates as for its championship caliber design elements. Laid out by famed designer Dick Wilson, the 18-hole, par 72 course was fully refurbished with bentgrass, and blends beautifully into the rolling Georgia countryside. Call ahead for further information and admission details.
Located on the banks of the Candler Lake at the Emory University, Lullwater Park is an expanse of green that offers stimulating trails across the dense countryside. A popular spot for jogging, it also functions as a beautiful picnic site for families. There is a quaint foot-over bridge, a mini creek and waterfall that give a countryside feel. Enjoy fishing by the lakeside too.
Just east of Atlanta, this 3200-acre (1300-hectare) park centers on the world's largest exposed granite mountain. Sky lift gondolas whisk visitors 825 feet (251 meters) to the top, where commanding views of the Georgia countryside await them. The north face's 90x100-foot (27x30-meter) bas-relief memorial to Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson is the world's largest. An antebellum plantation, an antique auto museum and a petting zoo are all located within the park, as are camping, dining and lodging accommodations. During the summer, there are evening laser light shows on the mountain.
A Civil War landmark as well as an expansive verdant oasis, Candler Park offers tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields and an outdoor pool. Perhaps the park's most unique feature is its nine-hole golf course that winds its scenic way through one of the east side's most pleasant residential neighborhoods. Often crowded, Candler Park is not the ideal place for a quiet jog, but sports are always being played and everyone is welcome.
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.
Atlanta's natural pride and joy is the sprawling beauty of Stone Mountain Park, where all are welcome to partake of a round at its beautiful 36-hole course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, much of the course hugs the shores of the park's lake. There's a pro shop on the premises, with lessons and rental clubs available. The course also features practice areas, a driving range and two putting greens. Weekend and holiday rounds require about a week's advance reservation.
Although not the most glamorous of Atlanta parks, Freedom Park offers an escape for joggers, runners and cyclists. The wide recreation trail is part of the PATH program that leads from the Carter Center to Stone Mountain, and a recent expansion of the trail has added considerable lawn space and smooth concrete for roller bladers and bikers alike. For history lovers, the Carter Center and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Site both are nearby.
This large open space near the Fireside Pavilion at the Stone Mountain Park is perfect for hosting outdoor group activities and fun events. The space is particularly popular for organizing team-building events in conjunction with the pavilion. The lush greenery and rugged mountains offer a beautiful backdrop for your event. Call for more information.
Located just outside of old Decatur, Little Mountain offers an affordable round of golf on a challenging course. The course is well-maintained for a public facility, and also features a driving range, practice green and a well-stocked pro-shop. There is also a snack bar at the turn to fuel your swing for the back nine. Green fees for the par-72, 5759-yard (5266-meter) course include cart.