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Piedmont Park Walking History Tour + optional Park Tavern gathering afterward!
|Event Location:||Park entrance at Corner of 12th St and Piedmont Ave in midtown Atlanta|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Mar 27 2022 3:00 pm >> Sun, Mar 27 2022 5:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Mar 20 2022 9:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Mar 27 2022 1:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Come help us explore Atlantans' #1 place for enjoying the great outdoors within our great city - Piedmont Park! Its beautiful woodlands, meadows, lakes, trails, old bridges and other historic structures have made it an AOC favorite for club hikes, birding field trips, outdoor concerts and dozens of other memorable outings over the decades. Late March is a perfect time to visit the park, when the native trees & flowers are popping with spring color and tropical songbirds migrating through in huge numbers.
WHERE & WHEN? We'll all gather a few minutes before 3:00 PM just inside the Park's Pedestrian Entrance Gate at the corner of 12th Street and Piedmont Ave (There is NO Public Parking Here.) For a zoomable map/ satellite view of this pedestrian entrance area, click the square Blue & Green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article. GPS and Google Maps users can enter this address of the adjoining "Willy's Mexican Restaurant" as your destination: 1071 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.) After introductions we'd like to begin our History Tour hike by 3:00 if possible, and expect to be done with the outing no later than 5:00 - then re-gather at Park Tavern for all who wish to "refresh with us" there.
TRAVEL, PARKING & WALKING ALTERNATIVES to reach the above Entrance Gate: (More details are given in "Directions" section below.)
EXTRA INFO about PIEDMONT PARK: More than 140 years old now, the 200-acre site became world famous in 1895 as Atlanta's "Cotton States & International Exposition." Hundreds of member volunteers from the Piedmont Park Conservancy deserve much credit in recent years for the the Park's dramatic improvements, excellent maintenance - also for their helpful personal interactions with visitors of all ages. The thriving Atlanta Botanical Garden in the park's NW quadrant has become a big plus for the park's popularity & reputation since it opened the late 1970s. For an excellent interactive Color Map of the park click here: https://www.piedmontpark.org/maps/ and for more info visit the main site: http://piedmontpark.org/
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS to our 3:00 PM MAIN GATHERING SPOT: As discussed above we'll all gather a few minutes before 3:00 PM just inside the Park's Entrance Gate at the corner of 12th Street and Piedmont Ave. For a zoomable map/ satellite view of this spot click the square Blue & Green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article. GPS and Google Maps users can enter the following address of the Gate's adjoining Willy's Mexican Restaurant as your approx. destination: 1071 Piedmont Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.
MARTA RAIL OPTION: As discussed above, parking a car can be difficult and a bit expensive in midtown Atlanta. The "Midtown" MARTA Station is conveniently located on 10th Street about a 15-minute walk from the 12th Street Park Gate. From the station walk along 10th St. eastward about 4 blocks, then turn left at Piedmont Ave and walk ~2 more blocks to the gate.
SUGGESTED 2:30 PM ELMWOOD DRIVE Gathering Spot for those who prefer to DRIVE, find parking, and walk together into the Park: (As discussed above Free street-side parallel parking is usually available along Elmwood for a few blocks east of Monroe Drive and we can walk together from sidewalk at corner of Monroe & Elmwood.)
DRIVING DIRECTIONS to above Elmwood/Monroe area assuming you drive toward Midtown from Atlanta's north side (via I-75 South or I-85 South):
SAGE PARKING GARAGE: As discussed above this multi-level garage inside the park is the Conservancy's recommended option if you prefer or end up needing paid parking. Its address is 1320 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. It's accessible via a long driveway beginning at the corner of Monroe Dr. and Evelyn Street.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Free event, with free pedestrian entrance into the Park.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.