Tree Friendly Atlanta

A decade ago, the city of Atlanta was losing green space at a rate of about 500 acres a week due to its population growth and subsequent development needs. Since then the city has been focusing on ways to increase the green space. There are numerous places in Atlanta to enjoy the scenery, but here are five places that may exceed the others:

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

These gardens consist of 30 acres of foliage to be observed, studied and maintained. Since 1976 the city has faithfully cared for and expanded the gardens for the benefit of all citizens. It serves as an example of how beneficial plant life can be on large and small scales, and is an oasis of plants, trees and flowers amidst a concrete jungle.

Clayton County International Park

This site is more commercial, but no less beautiful than the others. The city recently completed major projects that include a lake with a beach, numerous waterslides, a kiddie pool area, and an in-lake rock climbing wall. It is also a great attraction as the set for the movie Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Deer Lick Park

A popular spot for recreational enthusiasts, Deer Lick Park offers all kinds of activities. More than 70 acres encompass batting cages, bocce courts, miniature golf course, picnic areas, ponds, softball, volleyball and walking trails; but the big attraction here is Frisbee golf! An 18-hole course is the highlight of the park.

Little Mulberry Park

If you are interested in birds or the stars, then the elevation of this particular space is ideal for such activities. The park can be accessed via four convenient entrances and offers a fishing pier and numerous playgrounds. Twelve miles of trails and two waterfalls complete this picturesque green scene.

Old Mill Park

Since this park is located near a stretch of popular restaurants, it is ideal for taking in a meal and a walk in a wonderful afternoon for singles and families alike. Enjoy hiking trails and historic ruins of past industrial operations. Wear hiking boots to truly experience the dam and the 30-foot cascade that really set this attraction apart from the rest.

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