Interactive fountain, trails & wetlands to open in time for Dogwood Festival
The Piedmont Park Conservancy will open 35 new acres of land at Piedmont Park on April 15, according to Midtown Patch.
Piedmont Park, which is currently 185 acres, will open an additional 35 acres — which is part of a 53-acre planned expansion — just in time for the 75th annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, What Now Atlanta learned Tuesday.
The Dogwood festival is a juried artist festival that takes place April 15 to 17 at the park.
Midtown Patch’s report said the new park land will include “interactive fountain and trails that curve through a wetlands area with at least six springs.”
The new interactive fountain sits east of the SAGE parking deck next to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is similar to the one at Centennial Olympic Park, but two-thirds the size.
West of the dog park lies the new wetlands which consists of several springs and permanent ponds.
As for the remaining 18 acres of the planned 53-acre expansion, the Conservancy hopes to have that park land completed by the end of the year. To complete the park improvements, nearly $2 million needs to be raised.
For detailed descriptions of the park’s new features, read the rest of Midtown Patch’s thoughtful report here.
(Photo credit: Amy Wenk with Midtown Patch)