Central Park (Atlanta)

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Central Park
Basketball courts in Central Park

Central Park is a 17.37 acre[1] park in the Fourth Ward West neighborhood of the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, Georgia. It was known as Bedford-Pine Park prior to 1999. The open space was created as a result of the Great Atlanta fire of 1917. The Music Midtown festival was held here in the early 2000s.

This park is a sports oriented park with basketball courts, tennis courts, multi-purpose fields (soccer, football, kickball, softball) and a small playground for children. Plus, it has an indoor recreation center with a basketball court, small weight room and meeting rooms. Central Park does not currently offer grills or large picnic areas.

In August 2013, a visioning process (master plan) for the park was started and involves the Fourth Ward West neighborhood association, Friends of Central and Renaissance Parks, Park Pride and the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department. Hundreds of park users were interviewed and the final plan should be available by the summer of 2014.[needs update]

This plan may include sand volleyball courts, outdoor fitness equipment, walking/fitness path, new basketball courts, splash pad for children and a regulation size baseball field. All of this to be handled in phases as funding is made available.


Coordinates: 33°46′07″N 84°22′34″W / 33.768733°N 84.376218°W / 33.768733; -84.376218