Field Trips

 

Fall migration has begun, and Atlanta Audubon field trips are a great way to learn more about our breeding residents and migrating birds. They are also a great way to meet other people who share your interest in birds.  We have a number of field trips on the calendar for the spring, and we hope you can get out and learn more Georgia's resident and migratory birds from Atlanta Audubon's enthusiastic field trip leaders.

 

Atlanta Audubon Society's field trips are free and open to the public. Beginning birders are welcome on our trips because this is a great way to learn about birds and to meet other people that share your love of birds and the outdoors! Some sites, such as state and national parks, require entry/parking fees. If registration is required, this need will be specified in the details. You can find details and driving directions by clicking on the calendar entry below or by scrolling down below the calendar to the description.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: On occasion, field trips may have to be cancelled (bad weather, etc.) or important details may change (for example, the original meeting spot for a site may have to be changed if there is a trail closure or parking problem). If you plan to attend a birdwalk, ALWAYS check this site the night before for updates.

 

LIABILITY NOTICE: By signing up for a trip or attending a field trip sponsored by Atlanta Audubon, I acknowledge that these activities can be hazardous and that I could be injured. I agree that I am voluntarily participating in these activities and assume any risk of physical injury or damage to my property.

 

If you would like to lead a field trip, contribute ideas for places to go, or give feedback about leaders, trips, or the field trip directions, please email Teresa Lyle, Field Trip Director

 

 

We have adopted the American Birding Association's Principles of Birding Ethics. We encourage our members to follow these guidelines on our field trips and elsewhere. Please see our Birding Ethics page to familiarize yourself with the code and to find a link to the ABA's Code of Ethics page.

 

See trip details below the calendar or click on the event.

 

 


Field Trip: George Pierce Park

Friday 9/29 9:00AM

 


Field Trip: Friendship Forest Wildlife Sanctuary

Saturday 9/30 8:30AM

Friendship Forest Wildlife Sanctuary (DeKalb County)

E Ponce De Leon Ave

Clarkston, GA 30021

 

Leader: Vinod Babu and Leslie Edwards (Georgia Native Plant Society)

Cell Contact: 413.230.6276 (Vinod)

 

Birding Focus: This walk is a combined native plant and bird walk, with leaders from both Atlanta Audubon and the Georgia Native Plant Society (GNPS). We will be looking for resident and migrating birds as well as native plants. Warblers, thrushes, woodpeckers, and vireos are of particular interest. About half of the trail is asphalt while the rest is well packed, level dirt. There is a bit of a hill at the beginning of the walk. There will be no need for a scope. Dogs are permitted in the park but not encouraged for the walk.

 

This walk is free, but participation is limited to 25 people.

 

Directions and Parking: The parking lot for this site is under construction, so we will meet and enter from the back entrance of the park. Parking is available on Clark St. Take Exit 3 off of US-78 (Stone Mountain Fwy.) and then turn south on Brocket Rd. Brocket will dead end at E. Ponce De Leon Ave. Turn right on E. Ponce De Leon Ave. The park will be on the right after 0.4 mi. Keep driving past the park and turn right on Montreal Rd. Take the second right onto Smith St. Take the first left on Clark St. Drive to the end of the road and park there. Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS:

33.813722, -84.240833.

 

 


Field Trip: Fernbank Forest

Saturday 9/30 9:00AM

Leader: Tom Painting

Cell contacts morning of walk: 585-465-0034

 

Birding Focus: Come discover the birds of Fernbank Forest. This program is excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. All ages are welcome. Program is held rain or shine, but may be cancelled in cases of severe weather. We recommend participants bring binoculars, field guides and water with them. Once the walk begins, participants must remain with the group for the duration of the program. Restrooms are available in the museum lobby. Guidelines to help you make the most of this program can be found at:

Guidelines for Outdoor Programming. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations required.

 

Cost: included with Museum admission, free for Fernbank Members and free for Atlanta Audubon Society members. Advance reservations are required at 404.929.6400. Questions in advance may be directed to Eli at x6396. Participants should check in at the Museum ticketing counter, then meet the walk leaders in the Museum lobby. Participants should meet the walk leader in the Museum Lobby beginning at 8:45am. The group will depart promptly at 9:00 a.m. Due to the nature of the program, latecomers will not be accepted. Participant capacity is 25 people, so make your reservations today!

 

Directions and Parking: Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS:

33.77540, -84.32936 . The walk will begin at the Fernbank Museum lobby, located at 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. From I-285, take Stone Mountain Expressway (US 78) west, toward Decatur. It becomes Scott Blvd. and then merges with Ponce de Leon Ave. Turn right at Clifton Rd. The museum will be on your right. From downtown Atlanta, take Ponce de Leon Ave. east, toward Decatur. Turn left at Clifton Rd. The museum will be on your right.

 


Field Trip: George Pierce Park

Saturday 9/30 9:00AM

Leader: Chris O'Neal

Cell contact morning of walk: 404.514.7057

 

Birding Focus: This park is one of the best places in Gwinnett County to bird at any time of year. We will look for migrants and permanent residents including herons, woodpeckers, flycatchers, vireos, and warblers. Facilities available. The main park path we will take goes through the woods and features a boardwalk past a large wetlands pond. Bring water, snacks, binoculars, and comfortable walking shoes. Approximately 3 hours and 2.6 miles. All levels are welcome.

Directions and Parking: Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS: 34.06112, -84.04597

 

From I-85, take exit 111 to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road / GA-317 N (if you are coming from Atlanta, turn left; from the north, turn right). After 2.3 miles, turn right on Buford Highway / US-23 N. After 0.3 miles, turn right into George Pierce Park at a traffic light. Drive 1.1 miles, going past the Senior Center and all the sports fields. You will go over a total of 14 speed humps. Arrive at the final parking lot at the back of the park, where we will meet.

 


Field Trip: Piedmont Park

Saturday 10/7 8:00AM

Piedmont Park (Fulton County)

 

Leader: Jason Ward

Cell contact morning of walk: 404.759.7770

 

Birding Focus: We'll be looking for permanent residents. All levels are welcome. Excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. The walk lasts about three hours and covers approximately 2.5 miles. There are restrooms at the lake house, dog park, tennis courts, and Botanical Gardens.

 

Directions and Parking (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746): From 10th St. and Peachtree, go east on 10th two blocks to Piedmont. Turn left (north) on Piedmont and pass 11th St. You'll see Quattro's and Willy's on your right. Meet in the parking lot directly behind this building (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746), which also houses the Piedmont Park Conservancy. The park entrance is just past these restaurants on the right. Parkin is available on 11th St. across Piedmont from the community center. The Atlanta Botanical Garden parking garage is also an option (enter from Piedmont Ave. north of the community center across from The Prado; the fee is approximately $4 for two hours). From the Gardens, walk through Piedmont Park and around Lake Clara Meer on either side until you get to the Community Center on Piedmont Ave. across from 11th St.

 


Field Trip: Morgan Falls Overlook Park

Saturday 10/7 8:30AM

Morgan Falls Overlook Park

 

Co-sponsored with the City of Sandy Springs

 

Leader: Roseanne Guerra

Cell contact morning of walk: 678.358.4916

 

Birding Focus: Join us for a family-friendly guided bird walk along the trail at Overlook Park. This fall walk will offer opportunities to see migrants and resident species. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Ages 6+ are welcome. This walk is free, but preregistration is required. To register, go to the Sandy Springs Recreation & Parks Department website. Or call 770.730.5600.

 

Directions and parking: From Roswell Rd. (GA Highway 9), go west on Morgan Falls Rd. for 1.2 miles to the parking lot. Meet in the parking lot for the park. Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS. Parking lot entrance: 33.97004, -84.37996

 


Field Trip: Morningside Nature Preserve and Zonolite Park

Sunday 10/8 8:00AM

Leaders: Vinod Babu and Gus Kaufman

Cell contacts morning of the walk: 413.230.6276 (Vinod); 404.483.7457 (Gus)

 

Birding Focus: We will be looking for fall migrants and permanent residents. There have been Peregrine Falcons observed at Zonolite park in Spring, and we shall look for them too. Habitats include forested areas and streamside. All levels are welcome.

 

The walk lasts about three hours and covers approximately three miles (total, between the two separate sites). In addition to the two sites listed, if the group is willing, we could move to Lullwater Park to see if waterfowl have begun arriving. There are a few ascents at Morningside while the walk is mostly flat at Zonolite. No restrooms are available, so please plan accordingly. Dogs on leashes only, but would prefer that you not bring your dog. Directions and Parking: We will meet at Morningside Nature Preserve at 2020 Lenox Rd., NE, Atlanta. From I-85 southbound, take Exit #88 and go south on Cheshire Bridge Rd. After 0.7 mi., turn left on Woodland Ave. After 400 ft., turn right on Lenox Rd. The parking lot will be on the right after 0.3 mi. Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS: 33.809783, -84.352133 . We will then move to Zonolite Park (33.805543, -84.341492).

 


Field Trip: Reynolds Nature Preserve

Wednesday 10/11 8:00AM

W.H. Reynolds Nature Preserve (Clayton County)

 

Leader: Anne McCallum

Cell contact morning of walk: 678.642.7148

 

Birding Focus: We will look for resident birds such as woodpeckers (including Pileated Woodpeckers), warblers, thrushes, and Barred Owls. The trail is very wide, flat, and is less than 2 miles round trip. It passes through mature deciduous forest and along several ponds. Check out their website above for more details. Restrooms are available.

 

Directions and Parking: Just south of Atlanta, take Exit 233 from I-75. Take Hwy. 54 North (Jonesboro Rd.) about 0.9 mile to the light at Reynolds Rd. (Walmart will be ahead on your left). Turn left on Reynolds Rd. and go about another 1.1 mile to the parking lot, which will be on your left just after the road has turned a bit to the left. Google these coordinates or program your GPS:

33.601464, -84.346874

 

Public transportation: MARTA Routes 191 and 195 stop at Jonesboro Rd. at Huie Rd.: walk 0.5-mile west on Huie Rd., then right for a couple hundred feet to get to the preserve.

 


Field Trip: Cascade Springs Nature Preserve

Saturday 10/14 8:00AM

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve (Fulton County)

2852 Cascade Rd SW

Atlanta, GA 30311

 

Leader: Adam Betuel

Cell contact morning of walk: 407.492.1139

 

Birding Focus: Cascade Springs offers 120 acres of under-birded woods in metro Atlanta. This walk will provide opportunities for many year round residents as well as fall migrants. We hope to locate woodpeckers, thrushes, warblers, vireos, and many more. We will walk through a forested habitat as well as along meandering creeks and up to a waterfall. The walk will primarily be on asphalt or packed dirt trails. Most of the trail is flat but there is a period of steep incline up a hill through woods filled with boulders. This walk will be great for beginners and more experienced birders alike. The park is dog-friendly (if leashed) though not recommended. The walk will be around 2 miles. No restrooms are available at this location. There is much is to be discovered at this location!

 

Directions and Parking: From I-285 on the west side, take Exit #7. Turn east and go 1.3 miles. The preserve will be on your right. Participants can meet the leader at the trail head in the parking lot. Ample free parking is available at the preserve. Coordinates for a map or your GPS are 33.719350, -84.480733.

 

 


Field Trip: Huie Ponds of the CCWA, Lake Shamrock, Lake Blalock, and Newman Wetlands Center

Sunday 10/15 8:00AM

Huie Ponds of the CCWA, Lake Shamrock, Lake Blalock, and Newman Wetlands Center (Clayton County)

 

Leaders: Jeff Sewell and Carol Lambert

Cell contact morning of walk: 678.758.4551

 

Birding Focus: We will look for resident and wintering waterfowl, raptors, and woodland birds. Please meet at the Newman Wetlands Center parking lot at 8 am, and then we will carpool to the (freshwater) Huie ponds of the CCWA where we will drive around the cells, stopping to view the birds we find. Songbirds are usually present in the surrounding vegetation. We will then carpool to Lakes Shamrock and Blalock. Please bring binoculars. A spotting scope would be helpful, if you have one. Children 9 years and up are welcome if they are really interested in birds. Restrooms are available at the wetlands center.

 

Directions and parking: Visit www.ccwa.us/driving-directions for more detailed directions. Coming from the South: Take I-75 N to Exit 221. Turn left onto Jonesboro Rd. Go 6.3 miles then turn right onto Freeman Rd. Go 1.3 miles to the Newman Wetlands Center on your left.

Coming from the North: Take I-75 S to Exit 235. Go south on Tara Blvd. for 8 miles, then turn left onto Freeman Rd. Travel 2.5 miles to Newman Wetlands Center on your right.

Meet at the Newman Wetlands Center parking lot at 2755 Freeman Rd., Hampton, GA 30228. Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS: 33.471926, -84.305015.

 


Field Trip: Lost Corner Preserve

Saturday 10/21 8:30AM

Lost Corner Preserve (Fulton County)

7300 Brandon Mill Rd. NW

Sandy Springs, GA

 

Co-sponsored with the City of Sandy Springs

 

Leader: Roseanne Guerra

Cell contact, morning of walk: 678.358.4916

 

Birding Focus: Join us for a family-friendly guided bird walk along the trail at Lost Corner Preserve. This walk will focus on learning the 10 most common birds in Atlanta. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Ages 6+ are welcome. Restrooms are available. This walk is free, but preregistration is required. To register, go to the Sandy Springs Recreation & Parks Department website. You may also register by calling 770.730.5600.

 

Directions and parking: From GA-400, take Exit 5B and go west on Abernethy Rd. for 1.9 miles. Turn right on Brandon Mill Rd. NW and go 1.4 miles. The entrance will be on your left and is at 7300 Brandon Mill Rd. NW. Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS. Parking lot entrance: 33.9540715,-84.386592.

 


Field Trip: Fernbank Forest

Saturday 10/28 9:00AM

Leader: Tom Painting

Cell contact morning of the walk: 585-465-0034

 

Birding Focus: Come discover the birds of Fernbank Forest. This program is excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. All ages are welcome. Program is held rain or shine, but may be cancelled in cases of severe weather. We recommend participants bring binoculars, field guides and water with them. Once the walk begins, participants must remain with the group for the duration of the program. Restrooms are available in the museum lobby. Guidelines to help you make the most of this program can be found at:

Guidelines for Outdoor Programming. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations required.

 

Cost: included with Museum admission, free for Fernbank Members and free for Atlanta Audubon Society members. Advance reservations are required at 404.929.6400. Questions in advance may be directed to Eli at x6396. Participants should check in at the Museum ticketing counter, then meet the walk leaders in the Museum lobby. Participants should meet the walk leader in the Museum Lobby beginning at 8:45am. The group will depart promptly at 9:00 a.m. Due to the nature of the program, latecomers will not be accepted. Participant capacity is 25 people, so make your reservations today!

 

Directions and Parking: Google these coordinates for a map or program your GPS:

33.77540, -84.32936 . The walk will begin at the Fernbank Museum lobby, located at 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. From I-285, take Stone Mountain Expressway (US 78) west, toward Decatur. It becomes Scott Blvd. and then merges with Ponce de Leon Ave. Turn right at Clifton Rd. The museum will be on your right. From downtown Atlanta, take Ponce de Leon Ave. east, toward Decatur. Turn left at Clifton Rd. The museum will be on your right.

 


Field Trip: Piedmont Park

Saturday 11/4 8:00AM

Piedmont Park (Fulton County)

 

Leader: Jason Ward

Cell contact morning of walk: 404.759.7770

 

Birding Focus: We'll be looking for permanent residents. All levels are welcome. Excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. The walk lasts about three hours and covers approximately 2.5 miles. There are restrooms at the lake house, dog park, tennis courts, and Botanical Gardens.

 

Directions and Parking (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746): From 10th St. and Peachtree, go east on 10th two blocks to Piedmont. Turn left (north) on Piedmont and pass 11th St. You'll see Quattro's and Willy's on your right. Meet in the parking lot directly behind this building (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746), which also houses the Piedmont Park Conservancy. The park entrance is just past these restaurants on the right. Parkin is available on 11th St. across Piedmont from the community center. The Atlanta Botanical Garden parking garage is also an option (enter from Piedmont Ave. north of the community center across from The Prado; the fee is approximately $4 for two hours). From the Gardens, walk through Piedmont Park and around Lake Clara Meer on either side until you get to the Community Center on Piedmont Ave. across from 11th St.

 


Field Trip: Reynolds Nature Preserve

Wednesday 11/8 8:00AM

W.H. Reynolds Nature Preserve (Clayton County)

 

Leader: Anne McCallum

Cell contact morning of walk: 678.642.7148

 

Birding Focus: We will look for resident birds such as woodpeckers (including Pileated Woodpeckers), warblers, thrushes, and Barred Owls. The trail is very wide, flat, and is less than 2 miles round trip. It passes through mature deciduous forest and along several ponds. Check out their website above for more details. Restrooms are available.

 

Directions and Parking: Just south of Atlanta, take Exit 233 from I-75. Take Hwy. 54 North (Jonesboro Rd.) about 0.9 mile to the light at Reynolds Rd. (Walmart will be ahead on your left). Turn left on Reynolds Rd. and go about another 1.1 mile to the parking lot, which will be on your left just after the road has turned a bit to the left. Google these coordinates or program your GPS:

33.601464, -84.346874

 

Public transportation: MARTA Routes 191 and 195 stop at Jonesboro Rd. at Huie Rd.: walk 0.5-mile west on Huie Rd., then right for a couple hundred feet to get to the preserve.

 


Field Trip: Piedmont Park

Saturday 12/2 8:00AM

Piedmont Park (Fulton County)

 

Leader: Jason Ward

Cell contact morning of walk: 404.759.7770

 

Birding Focus: We'll be looking for permanent residents. All levels are welcome. Excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. The walk lasts about three hours and covers approximately 2.5 miles. There are restrooms at the lake house, dog park, tennis courts, and Botanical Gardens.

 

Directions and Parking (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746): From 10th St. and Peachtree, go east on 10th two blocks to Piedmont. Turn left (north) on Piedmont and pass 11th St. You'll see Quattro's and Willy's on your right. Meet in the parking lot directly behind this building (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746), which also houses the Piedmont Park Conservancy. The park entrance is just past these restaurants on the right. Parkin is available on 11th St. across Piedmont from the community center. The Atlanta Botanical Garden parking garage is also an option (enter from Piedmont Ave. north of the community center across from The Prado; the fee is approximately $4 for two hours). From the Gardens, walk through Piedmont Park and around Lake Clara Meer on either side until you get to the Community Center on Piedmont Ave. across from 11th St.

 


Field Trip: Reynolds Nature Preserve

Wednesday 12/13 8:00AM

W.H. Reynolds Nature Preserve (Clayton County)

 

Leader: Anne McCallum

Cell contact morning of walk: 678.642.7148

 

Birding Focus: We will look for resident birds such as woodpeckers (including Pileated Woodpeckers), warblers, thrushes, and Barred Owls. The trail is very wide, flat, and is less than 2 miles round trip. It passes through mature deciduous forest and along several ponds. Check out their website above for more details. Restrooms are available.

 

Directions and Parking: Just south of Atlanta, take Exit 233 from I-75. Take Hwy. 54 North (Jonesboro Rd.) about 0.9 mile to the light at Reynolds Rd. (Walmart will be ahead on your left). Turn left on Reynolds Rd. and go about another 1.1 mile to the parking lot, which will be on your left just after the road has turned a bit to the left. Google these coordinates or program your GPS:

33.601464, -84.346874

 

Public transportation: MARTA Routes 191 and 195 stop at Jonesboro Rd. at Huie Rd.: walk 0.5-mile west on Huie Rd., then right for a couple hundred feet to get to the preserve.

 


Field Trip: Piedmont Park

Saturday 1/6 8:00AM

Piedmont Park (Fulton County)

 

Leader: Jason Ward

Cell contact morning of walk: 404.759.7770

 

Birding Focus: We'll be looking for permanent residents. All levels are welcome. Excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. The walk lasts about three hours and covers approximately 2.5 miles. There are restrooms at the lake house, dog park, tennis courts, and Botanical Gardens.

 

Directions and Parking (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746): From 10th St. and Peachtree, go east on 10th two blocks to Piedmont. Turn left (north) on Piedmont and pass 11th St. You'll see Quattro's and Willy's on your right. Meet in the parking lot directly behind this building (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746), which also houses the Piedmont Park Conservancy. The park entrance is just past these restaurants on the right. Parkin is available on 11th St. across Piedmont from the community center. The Atlanta Botanical Garden parking garage is also an option (enter from Piedmont Ave. north of the community center across from The Prado; the fee is approximately $4 for two hours). From the Gardens, walk through Piedmont Park and around Lake Clara Meer on either side until you get to the Community Center on Piedmont Ave. across from 11th St.

 


Field Trip: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday 1/6 9:00AM

Field Trip: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (Alabama)

Saturday 1/6/18 9:00AM

Leader: Bob Orenstein

Cell contact: 770-329-0116

Birding Focus: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge hosts impressive numbers of Sandhill Cranes and waterfowl from December to February, with peak numbers in early January. The highlight of a visit at this time is the flock of up to 25 Whooping Cranes, which may be comfortably observed from a heated building. Other birds we may see are American White Pelican and Bald Eagle.

 

Additional information is available at:

 

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Wheeler/about.html

https://alabamabirdingtrails.com/sites/wheeler-national-wildlife-refuge-visitor-center/

http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2016/12/whooping_cranes_return_to_whee.html

http://operationmigration.org/the-whooping-crane.asp

 

Parking: The refuge is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily, and entrance is free. Parking is available at the refuge Visitor Center. See Directions below.

Directions: The refuge is located on Alabama Highway 67, approx. 2 miles east of Decatur. From the intersection of Highway 67 and I-65, take Highway 67 and travel 2.8 miles west to the Visitor Center on the left. Take the path at the right of the Visitor Center to reach the Observation Building. GPS: N 34.5480, W 86.9505

 

Accommodations are available in Decatur and Huntsville. Other sites may be visited depending on local information and weather conditions.

 

Please contact Bob at rmorenstein1960@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Additional information will be provided several weeks prior to the trip.

 


Field Trip: Reynolds Nature Preserve

Wednesday 1/10 8:00AM

W.H. Reynolds Nature Preserve (Clayton County)

 

Leader: Anne McCallum

Cell contact morning of walk: 678.642.7148

 

Birding Focus: We will look for resident birds such as woodpeckers (including Pileated Woodpeckers), warblers, thrushes, and Barred Owls. The trail is very wide, flat, and is less than 2 miles round trip. It passes through mature deciduous forest and along several ponds. Check out their website above for more details. Restrooms are available.

 

Directions and Parking: Just south of Atlanta, take Exit 233 from I-75. Take Hwy. 54 North (Jonesboro Rd.) about 0.9 mile to the light at Reynolds Rd. (Walmart will be ahead on your left). Turn left on Reynolds Rd. and go about another 1.1 mile to the parking lot, which will be on your left just after the road has turned a bit to the left. Google these coordinates or program your GPS:

33.601464, -84.346874

 

Public transportation: MARTA Routes 191 and 195 stop at Jonesboro Rd. at Huie Rd.: walk 0.5-mile west on Huie Rd., then right for a couple hundred feet to get to the preserve.

 


Field Trip: Piedmont Park

Saturday 2/3 8:00AM

Piedmont Park (Fulton County)

 

Leader: Jason Ward

Cell contact morning of walk: 404.759.7770

 

Birding Focus: We'll be looking for permanent residents. All levels are welcome. Excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. The walk lasts about three hours and covers approximately 2.5 miles. There are restrooms at the lake house, dog park, tennis courts, and Botanical Gardens.

 

Directions and Parking (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746): From 10th St. and Peachtree, go east on 10th two blocks to Piedmont. Turn left (north) on Piedmont and pass 11th St. You'll see Quattro's and Willy's on your right. Meet in the parking lot directly behind this building (N 33 47.025 W 84 22.746), which also houses the Piedmont Park Conservancy. The park entrance is just past these restaurants on the right. Parkin is available on 11th St. across Piedmont from the community center. The Atlanta Botanical Garden parking garage is also an option (enter from Piedmont Ave. north of the community center across from The Prado; the fee is approximately $4 for two hours). From the Gardens, walk through Piedmont Park and around Lake Clara Meer on either side until you get to the Community Center on Piedmont Ave. across from 11th St.