Central Park (Atlanta)

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 City of Atlanta Urban Renewal in the 1960s.

The Atlanta community comes to this park for casual use and coordinated events such as free movie nights that occur on certain days in the spring time and weekly during the summer season.[2] Food festivals and work out classes are also hosted at Central Park, “Yoga in The Park” that bring the community together and are great activities for individuals that visit Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

In addition to the Music Midtown festivals being held in Central Park in the early 2000s, Central Park also currently hosts the two very widely known music festivals, Shaky Knees[4] as well as Shaky Beats[5] in May. These music festivals last for 3–4 days and are a huge attraction and activity for both residents and tourists.

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. 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. 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.


  1. City of Atlanta: Park Locations Archived 2010-06-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Rhone, N. (2017, May 18). Free Outdoor yoga in Atlanta. Retrieved from https://www.myajc.com/blog/talk-town/free-outdoor-yoga-atlanta/aVWANXVilD3cebQPKPxZiM/
  3. Eiskaffe. (2014, October 9). 'now screening in Central Park - RENTCafe rental blog. Retrieved from https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/cities/movies-in-central-park/ Archived 2018-04-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Shaky Beats Music Festival. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.shakybeatsfestival.com/
  5. Shaky Knees Music Festival. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.shakykneesfestival.com/


  1. Atlantic Station | Atlanta's Premier Shopping Center. (n.d.)
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