Central Park is a large public park in Old Fourth Ward closest to the North Avenue MARTA station on the red and gold rail line. Attend a festival or enjoy amenities including walking paths, a baseball diamond and bleachers, basketball and tennis courts, a playground, and an indoor recreational center.
Walking time to the park from the North Avenue MARTA station is approximately 15 minutes. Take the North Avenue/West Peachtree Street exit out of the station and turn left on North Avenue. Walk about three blocks and turn right on Central Park Place. The area has traditionally been crime heavy, so be aware of your surroundings and stick to walking on major streets.
If you don’t want to walk, board bus 899, 2 or bus 102 at the North Avenue MARTA station and exit at Central Park Place and turn right (south) to reach the park. This street is at the bottom of a hill. The new 899 route is most direct, with service on North Avenue.
It is free to ride the bus if you are transferring from a train. Just tap your Breeze Card and board the first bus that arrives/departs at the station (2, 102 or 899).
You can also get on the bus in Virginia Highland/Poncey Highland (wait at a bus stop on Ponce de Leon Avenue on the north side of the street), Little 5 Points (bus stops on Moreland Avenue south of Freedom Parkway) or Old Fourth Ward (bus stops on Glen Iris, Jackson Street and at Georgia State MARTA station). You can use your Breeze Card for bus fare or pay $2.50 in exact change.
Festival Park and Ride Tip
The closest MARTA station with free daily parking is Lindbergh Center near Georgia 400 and Sydney Marcus. There are two large parking garages (a third is mainly for overnight parking). Remember to keep your parking ticket with you so you can validate it at a yellow machine inside the MARTA station on your return trip. Learn more.