Washington Park is a large, historic park near the Ashby MARTA station on the blue and green rail line. The park features wooded greenspace, outdoor exercise equipment, a large tennis center, natatorium, sports fields and playground (read reviews here). Additionally, the Lional Hampton spur of the PATH trail runs along the southern edge of the park and the BeltLine Westside Trail borders the park on the west.
If you’re traveling from the east side of Atlanta, take any westbound train to the station. Or from the red or gold red line, transfer at Five Points and follow the signs to the westbound platform. At Ashby, take the main exit out of the station and turn right at street level on Joseph E. Lowry Blvd. At the first stoplight turn left on to Lena Street NW. The park is just over a block down on the right.
Don’t miss the inaugural Atlanta BeltLine Jamboree in Washington Park on May 16, 2015.