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Grant Park, Atlanta

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Grant Park refers to the oldest city park in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, as well as the Victorian neighborhood surrounding it.ParkGrant Park is a 131-acre green space and recreational area and is the fourth-largest park in the city, behind Chastain Park, Freedom Park and Piedmont Park. Zoo Atlanta, established in 1889 and originally known as the Grant Park Zoo, is located in the park and attracts more than 1 million visitors annually.HistoryGrant Park was established in 1882 when Lemuel P. Grant, a successful engineer and businessman, gave the city of Atlanta 100acre in the newly developed "suburb" where he lived. In 1890, the city acquired another 44acre for the park and appointed its first park commissioner, Sidney Root. In 1903, the Olmsted Brothers (sons of Frederick Law Olmsted) were hired to create a plan for the park. The original park included a lake named Lake Abana to handle storm-water runoff.
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  • Grant Park is the core of a great neighborhood to wander around. The Park itself offers a zoo and a Saturday farmer's market. It is a good destination in itself. If your schedule allows, wander around...  more »
  • Recommended by our AirBnB host. So glad we stopped before leaving town on a Sunday! Great vendors & yummy eats! Had a little bit of everything! The pizza, crepes, bagel with a caper schmere & donuts! ...  more »
  • We lived in Grant Park for seven years and our house was two driveways from the Park. We have a recumbent tricycle for adults (named Trina, lol) and we used to take Trina Tricycle to the park to ride....  more »