Chastain Park – An Atlanta Oasis

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Located in the heart of Buckhead, Chastain Park is an oasis from city life. With amenities ranging from a ballpark to an arts center and a horse park, the 260 acres of the Chastain Park area provide enjoyment throughout the year. While Monte Hewett Homes Hillside at Chastain community residents live just a short distance from the park, Atlantans from all areas of the city flock to Chastain to take advantage of the park’s many offerings.

Chastain Park

Courtesy of the Chastain Park Conservancy

Known for its outdoor concert series that might be anything from a classical performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to a rock, jazz or R&B concert presented by Live Nation, the Chastain Amphitheater offers intimate al fresco seating and an unparalleled experience. Between April and October, Atlantans get a chance to attend 60 to 70 different concerts at Chastain Amphitheater.

Operated by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, the Chastain Arts Center welcomes artists of all ages and abilities with classes throughout the year including the children’s Summer Arts Camp.

The Chastain Recreation Center welcomes energetic participants for activities like table tennis, boot camp, a men’s basketball league, an indoor soccer league, yoga classes, aerobic classes and salsa classes. For children, the Northside Youth Organization (NYO) offers team sports like baseball, softball, basketball, football and cheerleading. The NYO serves more than 3,000 children each year. Additional sporting activities at Chastain include a Tennis Center maintained by Universal Tennis and the North Fulton Golf Course. The Chastain Horse Park includes the Hunter Equitation Program providing hunter/jumper riding lessons to the general public, horse boarding, and summer camps. There is also a Therapeutic Riding Program for students with mental and physical disabilities and children-at-risk, serving hundreds of students annually. During warmer months, local families head to the Chastain Park Athletic Club Swimming Pool where memberships and swim teams are available.

For something a bit more leisurely, the 3.2 miles of Walking Trails circling the park, Playgrounds, Pavilions and Park Greenspace are open every day. The Chastain Park Conservancy and the PATH Foundation are to thank for much of the upkeep  and development.

When was your last visit to Chastain Park?

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