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Nature Meets Recreation in Capitol View
Perkerson Park is a 50-acre gem in southwest Atlanta with everything from a splash pad to an elaborate playground to recreational fields, all under the shady canopy of huge oak trees.
A Park Brimming with Amenities
Perkerson Park in the neighborhood of Capitol View is just south of the Atlanta BeltLine. The park’s active use elements include a recreation center, tennis courts, basketballs courts, a playground, ball fields, a pavilion, and a disc golf course.
Passive amenities include walking paths, open fields, a stream, and a tract of woods. Public art also takes front stage on the Deckner Avenue side of the park.
Laying the Groundwork for Fun
In May 2012, the splash pad opened in Perkerson Park. Thanks to joint efforts from Councilmember Joyce Sheperd, the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, and the Atlanta BeltLine, neighborhood children now have a fun place to cool off on hot summer days. The splashpad is open daily, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., from May 1 through October 1.
Once You Get There
Parking is available in a lot beside the splash pad and playground. You can access this lot from Deckner Avenue on the northern side of the park.
Disc Golf Course
This 18-hole disc golf course is one of Atlanta’s most lengthy and challenging with several par 4’s and a par 5. The hilly terrain takes players alongside a stream and through the park’s woods. Short, red teepads indicate a recreational to intermediate skill level and long, black pads indicate advanced skill level.
If you park in the gravel lot off of the park’s secondary entrance (still off of Deckner Avenue), then walk down the right side of the creek about 300 feet to the bridges. In front of the cliff, you’ll find the practice basket. The first hole is accessible by a trail that heads up the hill to the right. It tees off from on top of the cliff.