AAA Editor Notes
Grant Park is bounded by Atlanta Ave., Sydney St., Cherokee Ave. and the Boulevard S.E. The land for this 131-acre public park was donated in 1883 by Col. Lemuel Pratt Grant, a civil engineer with the railroads, who helped bring the railroad to Atlanta and designed the defensive fortifications around Atlanta in anticipation of a Union siege during the Civil War.
The park grounds, which encompass Fort Walker and Zoo Atlanta, feature walking trails, historic structures and native plantings. A tour of the surrounding Historic District and a tour of the L.P. Grant antebellum mansion are offered by the Atlanta Preservation Center. A Sunday farmers market, jct. Cherokee and Milledge aves., offers more than 30 vendors selling local products, arts and crafts activities and cooking demonstrations by local chefs.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.