Piedmont Park is a large and historic greenspace in Midtown Atlanta with a running track, sports fields, tennis courts, lake, meadow, farmers market, dog park, swimming pool, walking paths and more. Many festivals also take place in the park throughout the year, including Music Midtown and the Dogwood Festival.
The Midtown and Arts Center Stations are within a 20-minute walk of Piedmont Park. Both train stations are on the red and gold rail lines. The Arts Center Station is closest to the active oval sport fields and tennis courts.
Two bus routes stop next to the park. Bus 809 departs from the Lindbergh Center and King Memorial Stations and travels next to the park on Monroe Drive. Exit at Park Drive for a neighborhood, and historic bridge entrance to the park or exit near 10th Street by Park Tavern. Or ride bus 27 from the Arts Center Station. It’s free to ride the bus if you are transferring from a train. Otherwise you can pay exact cash or use a Breeze Card for payment.
Popular Next Stops
Piedmont Park to Ponce City Market
Walk to the corner of 10th Street and Monroe next to Park Tavern. From there, walk or bike on the paved BeltLine Eastside Trail to Ponce City Market. Walking time is about 15 minutes. Exit the trail into the property just after walking across the Ponce de Leon Avenue bridge.
Piedmont Park to Krog Street Market
You can also walk or bike on the BeltLine from Piedmont Park to Krog Street Market, though walking time is about 40 minutes or 11 minutes via bike. If you don’t want to walk or bike, you can board bus 809 on Monroe Drive next to the park and ride to Irwin Street. Walking time is about 11 minutes from the bus stop to the market. Walk toward the gas station after exiting the bus. For more sightseeing, if you walk in the opposite direction on Irwin Street, you’ll reach the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site.
Piedmont Park to the Atlanta Airport
To reach the airport from Piedmont Park , walk or request an Uber or Lyft car to reach the Midtown Station and board the first southbound train. This option is easiest to avoid Atlanta traffic. You can request a car and travel directly to the airport, but risk traffic on city streets and the interstate. The train ride is only 19 minutes to the terminal. The station is next to baggage claim.