Grant Park is a large public park near downtown Atlanta that has a small lake, swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball field, farmers market, zoo and the Summer Shade Festival that takes place every August. It is a fast developing area with new restaurants and amenities going up on Memorial Drive and in the south end of the neighborhood at The Beacon.
Things to Know
- If you decide to walk from the King Memorial station, there are several restaurants and bars on Memorial Drive
- If you don’t want to take a bus or walk, request an Uber or Lyft car. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.
- Use more caution if walking after dark — bus or car service is preferable then.
The closest MARTA station to Grant Park is the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail line. Plan for a 17-minute walk to the edge of the park and another 20 to walk the length of the park itself (see walking directions and below map).
Take your bike with you on the train to speed up your commute or rent a Relay Bike at the King Memorial MARTA station and follow the walking directions above. You can also use Google Maps with the bicycle icon for recommended commute options from your starting location.
Bus 832 is the new Grant Park neighborhood route with service to and from the West End MARTA station starting August 18, 2018. It is free to transfer from rail to bus with a Breeze Card. We are also a fan of bus 9, which departs from the King Memorial MARTA station and travels on Boulevard in the east end of the neighborhood for a quick ride from the MARTA station, but you’ll still need to walk about a block from the bus stop to reach the park.