Grant Park is a large public park near downtown Atlanta that has a small lake, swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, baseball field, farmer’s market, zoo and the Summer Shade Festival that takes place every August. New for 2016 is the Food-O-Rama festival on April 16 that features food truck tastings, live music and local arts and crafts.
The closest MARTA station to Grant Park is the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue/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).
You can also connect with bus 32 at the Five Points MARTA station to catch a ride to the park. It is free to transfer from rail to bus with a Breeze Card.
Take your bike with you on the train to speed up your commute — exit at the King Memorial station and follow the walking directions above. The closest bike path is on Edgewood Avenue, which travels to Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Candler Park and beyond. You can use Google Maps with the bicycle icon for recommended commute options from your starting location.
- If you decide to walk from the King Memorial station, there are several restaurants on the way including Augustine’s, Tin Lizzy’s, Six Feet Under, Ria’s Bluebird and The Republic if you want to break up the walk with breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- If you don’t want to take a bus, connect with Uber at one of the MARTA stations or your home to complete your trip. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.
- Use extra caution if walking after dark, and bus or Uber is preferable then.