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Forest to fairs: The evolving history of Piedmont Park

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history of Piedmont Park

Home to festivals, sporting events, summer camps, and picnics, Piedmont Park is a beloved urban oasis for Atlantans. What many don’t know is that Atlanta’s most central park has a deep history dating back to the early 1800s.

Beginning as a forest, the land the park now occupies was repurposed numerous times throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, transforming first into farmland and then fairgrounds for several expos including a World’s Fair before being purchased by the City of Atlanta in 1904. It then began years of development into the urban park we know today.

Learn more at Piedmont Park Conservancy.

Claire Barkley, 360 Media, Inc.

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