Grant Park is a large historical neighborhood surrounding the infamous Grant Park and Gardens. The region dates back to the 1800s when Lemuel P. Grant gave some of his land to the local community.
Surrounding the gardens is the Victorian neighborhood of Grant Park. A once affluent neighborhood, two-story mansions now line the outer edge of the park with still magnificent but more humble Victorian houses behind. The area is steeped in history and culture and is an attraction for many visitors of Atlanta. With many pet-friendly amenities such as park footpaths, fields, and pet stores, such as the locally favourite Intown Healthy Hound, there are plenty of activities and facilities for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy.
On sunny days, the park gets busy! Combine this with the classic hot summers and short winters of Atlanta, there's not a day when the hustle and bustle of the inner city doesn't sprawl into Grant Park.
The neighborhood is a mixture of grand old Victorian houses and craftsman houses from the 1900s. The classic American mansions that line the actual park in the center give a grandiose feel.
This local region remains relatively flat compared to its counterparts in South Atlanta and Lakewood Heights. This makes it a fantastic place to take an easy stroll. The area is densely populated with houses and so it feels rather residential, however, the park in the center allows for the natural environment to shine through. The gardens hold secrets of a bygone era, once home to a circus and a lake that was used to collect stormwater runoff.
Due to the area's close proximity to downtown Atlanta, there are plenty of commercial elements to the community. These include local cafes and restaurants, many of which are pet-friendly! Well kept sidewalks line the streets of this neighborhood creating the perfect walking environment for your pooch.
There are many green spaces in the surrounding area of Grant Park, but none compared to Grant Park and Gardens. The gardens date back to the Victorian era and boast 151 acres of land. The park became a local favorite in 1996 when the land was commissioned to be redeveloped into enhanced and healthier parklands and gardens. Since then, a zoo holding an array of animals such as pandas and tigers live here too!
If this wasn’t enough, the large green spaces and fields in the park contain adventure trails and footpaths which are perfect for that all important walk with your four-legged friend. In the center of the park is a small lake, reminiscent of the Victorian lake that used to be there.
Surrounding the rest of the neighborhood of Grant Park, there are many other popular green spaces. To name a few, Phoenix Park is to the west and Boulevard Crossing Park is to the south.