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Parks & Recreation in Fulton County

Fulton County is filled with lush parks and trails for outdoor enjoyment. WalletHub.com ranked Atlanta No. 6 in the U.S. for recreation.

Supporting this ranking is the Atlanta Beltline, an iconic project transforming abandoned rail lines into 33 miles of walking and biking paths, with additional greenspace, that will connect 45 intown neighborhoods.

Atlanta is also the place to play in the Fountain of Rings at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park or have a picnic or go bird watching at Piedmont Park, an urban oasis of shaded walking trails, a dog park, public fitness programs, aquatics facility, and plenty of open greenspace. The Atlanta Botanical Garden is full of breathtaking flower displays and plant-based sculptures.

As one of the most dynamic cities in the Southeast and a former host city for the Olympic Games, metro Atlanta is also home to several professional sports franchises:

Atlanta is also a stop on the PGA golf tour and is host to the Truist Atlanta Open tennis tournament.

In North Fulton County, visit the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area which is a great place to float or fish on sunny afternoons, or bike the multi-use trails in the Cochran Shoals unit. Several park units from Jones Bridge in Johns Creek to the Palisades unit in Atlanta make the Chattahoochee River accessible for fishing, paddling, hiking and biking, picnicking, and other outdoor pursuits.