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About Freedom Park…

Born from a contentious past, Freedom Park has emerged as one of Atlanta’s premier urban landmarks. Freedom Park is Atlanta’s Art Park and home to permanent art installations that span its 210 acres of linear green space. The main thoroughfares through the park, Freedom Parkway and Moreland Avenue, can easily accommodate 43,500 people daily. Six miles of PATH Foundation bike and walking trails weave together eight unique neighborhoods containing first-class attractions, beautiful homes and diverse commercial establishments. A survey of Atlanta’s parks conducted in 2005 found that 16,000 people live within a half mile of an entrance to Freedom Park (7,000 live within a quarter mile). The park was created in 1992 from condemned land which was to be the Stone Mountain Freeway. CAUTION, a neighborhood activist group, led the grass-roots effort to fight the freeway. From CAUTION, grew the Freedom Park Conservancy, a volunteer organization dedicated to the development and management of Freedom Park.

Today, Freedom Park is the largest public park in Atlanta, linking the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Central Atlanta Neighborhoods, the Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Candler Park, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland, and Little Five Points.