Buckhead offers many venues for fitness enthusiasts and outdoor recreation. Check out some of our favorites below!  

Since the late 1930s Chastain Park has been considered one of the premier recreational destinations in the Southeast. It is currently the third largest public greenspace in Atlanta behind Westside and Piedmont parks.
Each year over 2 million visitors come to Chastain Park to escape the demands of life without leaving the city. Park amenities include a swimming pool, golf course, horse park, art center, and tennis courts. 

People also gather in Chastain Park for art festivals, golf tournaments, foodie events, and concerts. In September 2021, international headliners including John Legend (Sept 1), D Nice (Sept 3), the Counting Crows (Sept 24), and Quinn XCII (Sept 25) will take the stage at Atlanta’s oldest outdoor music venue, The Cadence Bank Amphitheatre.

Blue Heron Nature Preserve features 30-acres of green space nestled in Atlanta’s North Buckhead neighborhood. It is home to the 3-mile Blueway Trail through woodlands, wetlands, riparian areas and meadows — all without leaving the city.

PATH400 is the first step toward implementation of the Buckhead Collection, a network of 106 acres of parks and trails that will connect neighborhoods, office and retail locations on a 5.2 mile greenway along the spine of GA 400.

Designated as part of the National Parks system in 1978 by Georgia-born President Jimmy Carter, Buckhead’s portion of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area represents over 400 acres of pristine wildlife with 10+ miles of hiking trails, stunning views, and opportunities for water sports such as rafting, kayaking, tubing, and fishing on the Chattahoochee River. 

Native Americans relied on the water for fishing and hunting, and later the colonists used the river to transport goods. Today the area serves as a sanctuary in the city. Be sure to hike the Palisades – Whitewater Creek Trail that starts on a narrow road in the Whitewater Creek neighborhood. Arguably the most wild and beautiful section of the 48-mile park, most Buckhead residents have never visited.
Fifty parking spaces in the Lenox Square parking lot will be transformed into mini-parks on Friday, September 17, 2021, as part of PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event that converts parking spaces into temporary parks and displays of art. This is the one time a year you'll see food trucks at Lenox Square. 

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