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Piedmont Park

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Piedmont Park

Often called the Central Park of Atlanta, Piedmont Park is a popular gathering place in the Midtown section of the city. The park offers a large array of recreational activities and amenities: Sports facilities, picnic areas, a dog park, several miles of paved paths for pedestrians and bikers, a lake for fishing (see photo), and a pool and bathhouse. The park also serves as a go-to spot for several annual events, such as the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Atlanta Pride Festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, and it is also the terminating point for the city's famous Peachtree Road Race.