Category: Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play!

Get Out and Play!
North Fulton is home to a multitude of parks, playgrounds, gardens and other greenspaces. There are even dog parks for your four-legged friends to run around off-leash. This list is far from exhaustive, as it doesn’t take into account many of the neighborhood parks, pocket parks and passive spaces scattered throughout the county. Keep in mind that some of these parks are run by the county parks and recreation department, while others are run by the city in which they are located. For more information, visit www.fultoncountyga.gov.

ALPHARETTA
Big Creek Greenway
Five access points in Alpharetta (Alpharetta YMCA; Haynes Bridge Road; North Point Mall; Kimball Bridge Road; Marconi Drive)
Info: 8-mile concrete trail

Cogburn Road Park
12825 Cogburn Road
Info: 2 picnic pavilions; playground; walking trails; arboretum

North Park
13450 Cogburn Road
Info: 7 lighted tennis courts; 2 multipurpose synthetic turf fields; 8 lighted softball fields; 2 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds; adult activity center; arts building; Rotary Reflection Garden; walking trail

Providence Park
13440 Providence Park Drive
Info: Park center building; pavilion; hiking trails; outdoor amphitheater; grills; picnic tables; overnight camp sites; lake; creeks/wetlands; rappelling and rock climbing areas; rock climbing cliff; climbing walls; high ropes challenge course

Rock Mill Park
3100 Kimball Bridge Road
Info: Pavilion; outdoor classroom

Union Hill Park
1590 Little Pine Trail
Info: 2 outdoor roller hockey rinks (1 covered); concession stand

Webb Bridge Park
4780 Webb Bridge Road
Info: 2 grass soccer fields; 1 multipurpose synthetic turf field; 4 baseball fields; 4 tennis courts; walking trail; arboretum; concession stands; 3 picnic pavilions; playground

Wills Park
Old Milton Parkway (west of Georgia 400 and west of Highway 9)
Info: 7 grass baseball fields; 1 synthetic turf baseball field; 2 T-ball fields; 5 picnic pavilions; 3 playgrounds; disc golf course; 6 lighted tennis courts; 1.8-mile walking trail; Alpharetta Community Garden; Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park

JOHNS CREEK
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
9770 Autrey Mill Road
Info: 46 acres; visitor’s center; Heritage Village with historic buildings; replica Native American dwellings; farm museum; picnic pavilions; 2 miles of nature trails; wildlife and animal displays

Newtown Park
3150 Old Alabama Road
Info: 46 acres; lake; 2 miles of walking/jogging trails; 3 multipurpose athletic fields; 2 basketball courts; 3 softball/baseball fields; 6 hard tennis courts; 13 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds; community clubhouse; community garden; dog park; active adult center

Ocee Park
10900 Buice Road
Info: 37 acres; walking/jogging track; 2 basketball courts; batting cages; 8 lighted softball/baseball fields; T-ball field; 2 hard tennis courts; 2 sand volleyball courts; 4 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds

Shakerag Park
10945 Rogers Circle
Info: 66 acres; walking/jogging track; 3.8-acre lake; 3 multipurpose athletic fields; playground; 3 picnic pavilions; community room

ROSWELL
Azalea Park – Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
203 Azalea Drive
Info: 10.2-mile walking trail

Big Creek Park
1600 Old Alabama Road
Info: 1-mile walking trail; 1.3-mile concrete multipurpose trail; mountain bike trails

Don White Memorial Park
925 Riverside Road
Info: 2 sand volleyball courts; picnic pavilion; outdoor exercise equipment; fishing dock; access to Roswell River Walk

East Roswell Park
9000 Fouts Road
Info: 1.4-mile walking trail; playground; disc golf; tennis courts

Garrard Landing Park
8000 Holcomb Bridge
Info: 0.6-mile walking trail; playground

Grimes Bridge Park
830 Grimes Bridge Road
Info: Soccer fields; football fields

Hembree Park
850 Hembree Road
Info: 1-mile walking trail; tennis courts; batting cages; recreation center; baseball fields

Leita Thompson Memorial Park
1200 Woodstock Road
Info: 2.3-mile walking trail; off-leash dog park

Riverside Park
575 Riverside Road
Info: 23 acres; picnic tables; grills; playground; open field; trail system; concession stand; sprayground

Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road
Info: 1.6-mile walking trail; 7.4-mile historic trail; playground; picnic tables

Sloan Street Park
75 Sloan St.
Info: Playground

Sweet Apple Park
11850 Crabapple Road
Info: 1.1-mile walking trail; multipurpose fields

Waller Park
250 Oak Street
Info: Recreation center; playground; baseball field; outdoor soccer field; picnic area; Hog Waller Creek; access to Historic Roswell Trail System

SANDY SPRINGS
Abernathy Park
254 Johnson Ferry Road
Info: Tennis courts; playground; picnic tables; arts center

Allen Park
5900 Lake Forest Drive at Allen Road
Info: Playground; multipurpose court; walking trail; basketball court

Hammond Park
705 Hammond Drive at Glenridge
Info: Multipurpose building; gym; game room; soccer field; lighted tennis courts; basketball courts; picnic pavilions; playground; restrooms

Heritage Green
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Info: Williams-Payne House; bandstand; walking trail; boardwalk

John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Road
Info: Nature trails; tree; plant and wildlife sanctuary 

Morgan Falls Overlook Park
200 Morgan Falls Road
Info: Picnic pavilions; children’s playground; boat dock/fishing pier; hiking trail (less than 1 mile); fire pit; porch swings

Ridgeview Park
5200 South Trimble Road
Info: Nature trails; picnic pavilion; playground

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Family Entertainment in Atlanta

Entertaining shows and activities for families of varying interests are provided in Atlanta for all to enjoy. Families can have educational experiences on a tour of one of Atlanta’s studios or factories, cultural explorations at a festival or theatre, and outdoor adventures at a park or zoo. Below are some of the major family attractions in Atlanta and websites to find out more information.

 

Amicalola Falls State Park

www.gastateparks.org

(706) 265-4703

Atlanta Botanical Garden

www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

(404) 876-5859

Atlanta History Center

www.atlantahistorycenter.com

(404) 814-4000

Atlantic Station

www.atlanticstation.com

(404) 733-1221

Cagle’s Dairy Farm

www.caglesdairy.com

(770) 345-5591

Callaway Gardens

www.callawayonline.com

(800) 225-5292

Centennial Olympic Park

www.centennialpark.com

(404) 223-4412

Center for Puppetry Arts

www.puppet.org

(404) 873-3391

Chattahoochee Nature Center

www.chattnaturecenter.com

(770) 992-2055

CNN Studio Tour

www.cnn.com

(404) 827-2300

Fernbank Museum of Natural History and IMAX Theatre

www.fernbankmuseum.org

(404) 929-6300

The Foam Factory

www.whitewaterpark.com

(770) 424-9283

Georgia Aquarium

www.georgiaaquarium.org

(404) 581-400

Georgia Renaissance Festival

www.garenfest.com

(770) 964-8575

Georgia World Congress Center

www.gwcc.com

(404) 223-4000

High Museum of Art

www.high.org

(404) 733-4444

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

(404)659-KIDS [5437]

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

(404) 865-7100

Kangaroo Conservation Center

www.kangaroocenter.com

(706) 265-6100

Lake Lanier Islands

www.lakelanierislands.com

(770) 945-8787

Marietta Theatre in the Square

www.theatreinthesquare.com

(770) 422-8369

Margaret Mitchell House

www.margaretmitchellhouse.com

(404) 249-7015

Medieval Times

www.medievaltimes.com

1-866-543-9637

Off Broadway Dance Children’s Theatre

www.offbroadwaydance.com

(770) 664-2410

Piedmont Park

www.piedmontpark.org

Red Door Playhouse

reddoorplayhouse.com

(770) 649-9994

Roswell Ghost Tour

www.roswellghosttour.com

(770) 649-9922

Six Flags Over Georgia

www.sixflags.com

(770) 948-9290

Stone Mountain Park

www.stonemountainpark.com

(770) 498-5690

Tanglewood Farm

www.tanglewoodfarmminiatures.com

(770) 667-6464

Underground Atlanta

www.underground-atlanta.com

(404) 523-2311

WhirleyBall Atlanta

www.whirlyballatlanta.com

(770) 998-6161

Whole World Improv Theater

www.wholeworldtheatre.com

(404) 817-7529

World of Coca-Cola Tour

www.worldofcoca-cola.com

(404) 676-5151

Yellow River Game Ranch

www.yellowrivergameranch.com

(770) 972-6642

Zoo Atlanta

www.zooatlanta.org

(404) 624-9453

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