10 great parks, secret gardens, and unsung green spaces for spring wandering in Atlanta

Glorious spring is here, Atlanta, and summer will follow before we know it.

With bearable temperatures on tap, it’s time to go outside and actually enjoy the experience, provided you can handle the pollen.

Atlanta has tons of fantastic outdoor spaces—Piedmont Park, Chastain, Centennial Olympic Park, the Beltline, etc.—but if you want to slink away somewhere quiet, there’s plenty of lesser-known places, too. One even has a resident emu.

Located at the Frazer Center, this 39-acre old-growth forest is one of the few remaining historic estates in the metro area and a popular spot for weddings. The gardens are a social enterprise of the Frazer Center, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with and without disabilities.

Cator Woolford Gardens

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