Project Description

Midtown

Piedmont Park Visitor Center

Hours

  • Saturday
    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location

  • 1085 Piedmont Ave NE
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Site Details

  • Special programming

  • Family-friendly

  • Photography permitted

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Pets not permitted

Description

The historic Visitor Center is the oldest permanent building in Piedmont Park. It was constructed by the city as a public comfort station between 1910-1911. Funding for the construction came from the sale of the 1895 Cotton States & International Exposition buildings remaining in the park. In 1996, this historic building was restored to create the Visitor Center. As part of the renovation, artist Ralph Gilbert was commissioned to paint a mural on the ceiling that would express the city’s diversity and life in the park. Today, the historic Visitor Center is a popular Atlanta event venue whose proceeds benefit Piedmont Park Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring and enhancing Piedmont Park.

Special Programming

Free Piedmont Park history tour at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Green Market opens 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional Information

Architect: 1911; renovated by Smith Dalia Architects, 1996
Category: Outdoors

Map

Nearest MARTA Station

Midtown

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