Piedmont Park has been Atlanta’s version of “Central Park” since 1904. It is located approximately 2 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.
The park serves many functions that include sports, recreation, dining, music and the arts. There's events going on throughout most of the year. It's also great place to bring your dog and of course have a picnic.
The park runs along 10th Street (a block west of 10th & Monroe Avenue to a block east of 10th & Piedmont Avenue) and Piedmont Avenue (12th & Piedmont to just before 15th & Piedmont) in midtown Atlanta.
The park hosts several miles of paved paths suitable for walking, running, biking, and inline skating.
The lake is located in the south east part of the park. Fishing is permitted in the lake, which is stocked with largemouth bass, crappie, bream, and catfish.
With the exception of some festival weekends and special events, dogs are permitted in Piedmont Park, on leashes 6 feet (1.8 m) or shorter for safety reasons.
The park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.