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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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  • This used to be a beautiful park. Still could be, but no one knows how to use a trash can anymore. I was so disappointed.  more »
  • This park was very shady and a comfortable place to meet. We had a 5K run for a campaign. And though the run had hills and down hills, it was a pleasure. Lots of trees for shade. If you want to meet f...  more »
  • Nice park, with a lot of green area and squirrels, but it is also the place for the Zoo, and some sport grounds (like Basketball, and Baseball). You can walk around in an hour, or you can have a run l...  more »

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