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5 Best Parks in Atlanta For Picnics

Need to get out of the house? We get that. If you’re looking for things to do in Atlanta outside, why not get some takeout or pack a lunch, and then go to one of the best parks in Atlanta for picnics

Can’t decide which one to choose? Completely understandable— Atlanta has some of the best parks for picnics around. That’s why the team at Dependable Repair Services put together their list of favorite spots.

Dining ATL Fresco: The 5 Best Parks in Atlanta for Picnics

Finding the best picnic spots in Atlanta wasn’t easy — I’m sure we’ve missed plenty that are fantastic for having a bite in the sunshine — but with a great city like ours, that’s bound to be the case. Without further ado, here are five of the best parks for picnics.

#1. Freedom Park

Freedom Park is over 200 acres of lush greenery and trails, and its connectivity to 8 different neighborhoods make it a convenient choice for one of the best parks in Atlanta for picnics.


  • Miles of Walking, Jogging, and Biking Trails
  • Freedom Barkway Dog Park
  • Temporary & Permanent Art Installations
  • Close to Freedom Farmers Market

441 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta GA 30307
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best parks in atlanta for picnics
Source: Freedom Park

#2. Piedmont Park

A picnic at Piedmont Park is only one of a variety of things you can do at this famous park. Even with local COVID-19 restrictions in place, you can still have a wonderful (if socially distant) time at Piedmont Park.


  • Dog Park
  • 200 Acres of Greenspace
  • Boardwalk
  • Green Market
  • Park Tavern

1320 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA
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Source: Piedmont Park

#3. Historic Fourth Ward Park

A part of the Beltline, Historic Fourth Ward Park is a vibrant park nestled in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Offering plenty in relaxation as well as recreation, this is a great place to go if you have children. Need some kid-friendly drink inspiration? Try one of these non alcoholic drink recipes, which make any day feel as festive as the 4th of July!


  • 17 Acres of Greenspace
  • Two-Acre Lake
  • Splash Pad
  • Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park

680 Dallas Street, Atlanta, GA
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Source: Historic 4th Ward Park Conservancy

#4. DH Stanton Park

Right in Peoplestown, D.H. Stanton Park is a great place to have a picnic. The first energy cost-neutral park in Atlanta, the solar panels provide power AND shade during these hot summer days.


  • Pavilion & Shade Structure
  • Splash Pad
  • 8 Acres of Green Space

213 Haygood Avenue, Atlanta, GA
(You can find easy access on the corner of Martin & Boynton, though.)
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Source: Atlanta Beltline

#5. Candler Park

Donated to the city by its namesake, Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler, this park is 55 acres of peaceful recreation in a historic neighborhood of the city, and tops off our list of best parks in Atlanta for picnics.


  • 9 Hole Golf Course
  • Multipurpose Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Wetland Area

585 Candler Park Drive NE, Atlanta, GA
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Source: Candler Park Conservancy

We hope you enjoy your next meal in the great outdoors!

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