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The Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark

680 Dallas Street

The arrival of Atlanta’s first public skatepark was greeted with great excitement – with real life skateboard legend Tony Hawk breaking it in. Located alongside the Atlanta BeltLine corridor in the shadow of Freedom Parkway, the park offers world-class skateboard amenities as well as a playground and multi-use athletic field. Opened in spring 2011, it has quickly become a hot gathering spot for skaters, athletes and families alike.


Kristina Acklanta

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
One of the best parks in the area, hands down. The playground layout is great, with lots to do and plenty of shady spots to relax. It is also accessible. There are no regular swings or baby swings, but there are a few of those big flat swings that you can sit or lie down on. The park has a bathroom, a splash pad AND a splash fountain (which is nice for those who don't enjoy water dumped on their heads and prefer to shoot up from the ground), an amphitheater, a skate park, and a huge pond with waterfalls and fountains. There's a sidewalk all the way around the water, with a couple of little lookout points. You can see big catfish, turtles, and ducks, and it's fun to try to spot them. The water also attracts some interesting birds. Above the amphitheater there is also a kind of...small rock garden? I am not sure exactly what it is, but it's nice to walk through, it has benches, and little kids seem to enjoy balancing along the smooth stones. Also, the ice cream truck comes by sometimes! What more can you ask for? Oh, but note: one time my friend got stung by a bee getting back in her car. So I guess we should all be vigilant about that, especially if you're allergic. It might have been a fluke—I don't see bees there every time we go or anything—but it did happen. You can park along the side of the park (which is probably where the bees are) or on the cross-street, which runs along nearby buildings and then between the playground and pond. If bees are a major concern, I would recommend choosing one of the spaces away from foliage, and keeping kids from messing with the flowers. (The entire park is beautifully landscaped, including the playground.)

Tina Nwosu

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Took 3 year old to splash pad. It was great. Not enough shade on this sunny day but nevertheless we had a great time with the sprinklers and the playground. Only down side was that parking was limited. We will definitely come back soon. My granddaughter had a great time.

Kera Campbell

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Me and my kids LOVE this park! We drive from Henry county to enjoy a whole day out there, its clean safe and FREE! You can bring your own grills and grill along with tents.

Meaya Bray

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
If you're from Atlanta you know what this area used to look like. It is absolutely breathtaking now. Went there for the symphony in the park and even though it was rained out still enjoyed ourselves. Skatepark is awesome. Playground for kids is amazing. But if you want to come and just hang out by the pond you'll enjoy yourself just as much.

Brittani Mannings

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This is one of my favorite parks in Atlanta, its tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but is right in the middle of it all. Its super beautiful and a peaceful place to take a nice walk and clear your head. Parking is limited depending on the time of day. The playground and splash pad located behind the park area is just as awesome and its located across the street from the Ponce City Market.

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