Olmstead Linear Park is a furrific 45-acre park that’s perfect for walks with your dog! This park is located on Ponce De Leon Avenue, between Briarcliff Road and Moreland Avenue. The park has six distinct sections that are all connected by a five-mile paved trail. You and your pup will both have fun walking through this long, linear park!
If you’re driving to Olmstead Linear Park, street parking is available along Ponce De Leon Avenue. You can also reach the park on the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit System. There are entrances available throughout the linear park.
If you start your walk on the park’s westernmost end, the first natural area you’ll go through is Springdale. This section is home to beautiful green knolls and oaks, and it also has a meadow that’s filled with wildflowers in spring. There are plenty of benches where you can sit and enjoy the view of the flowers before you go into the next section, Virgilee. This section also contains beautiful fields with lots of flowers, and it has groves of native trees.
After walking through Virgilee, you’ll reach Oakgrove, which lives up to its name and is filled with groves of oak trees. After Oakgrove, you’ll get to Shadyside, which has a mixture of fields and heavily wooded areas. Then, you’ll go through Dellwood—home to a natural dell and a picturesque bridge. After this, you’ll reach the easternmost section of the park: Deepdene. Deepdene is the largest section in Olmstead Linear Park at 22 acres, and it features a scenic forest. The trail in this section is steep in parts, and it provides great views of the forest and the creek that runs through the trees.
Olmstead Linear Park is full of beautiful meadows and woodland areas that you and your pup will both love. Be sure to bring water and doggy bags with you, and have a puptastic time walking through this park!