35 acres of Piedmont Park’s 53-acre expansion to open in April

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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)

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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Urbanist
9 years ago

This is awesome….

9 years ago

Very nice post and great news for a lovely park!

Greg
9 years ago

I really like all the new coverage that Patch is providing around Midtown and elsewhere in Atlanta. AOL finally had a good idea.

Mike
9 years ago

Great news!

Nom Nom Nom
9 years ago

Great link to a REAL news article. You just copied what Amy Wenk at Midtown Patch reported and gave her credit for the photo only? Do you do any work?

Urbanist
9 years ago

@Nom – I guess that means that you have the capability to find out all the information that is posted on this site by yourself? Speaking for myself, I think this site is great. I love knowing what’s going on where I live, and I sure as hell don’t have the time/resources to find this kind of information myself. And what does it matter to you if this was reported elsewhere? The more places/people that news can reach, the better. Oh, and there’s a direct link to the Midtown Patch article…dipshit.

Big Doan
9 years ago

How long until we all agree this is the most underrated urban park in the country.

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