Old Fourth Ward

Over 80% of Old Fourth Ward was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1917, and redevelopment was slow in the aftermath. However, since the construction of the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park, private development is booming and the area is undergoing a renaissance. Old Fourth Ward has plenty of history, including the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Historic Fourth Ward Park

Named for the surrounding Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, this spectacular 17-acre park is packed with amenities for all to enjoy, and is situated just off the Eastside Trail.

Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark

Located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and situated alongside the Eastside Trail, the park offers world-class skateboard amenities and lots of open greenspace.


Eastside Trail

A combination of multi-use trail and linear greenspace, the Eastside Trail connects Midtown to Reynoldstown and you to some of Eastside’s hottest destinations.


Beginners Pickup Soccer - October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Friends and Neighbors Day Fest + Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective - November 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

FitWit at Fourth Ward - March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am

The Endeavor Procession - June 1, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

The Endeavor Procession - June 15, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

The Endeavor Procession - June 29, 2021 @ 5:30 pm


  • Civic Center MARTA Station (Red/Gold Line)


  • Hope Hill Elementary
  • Inman Middle
  • Wesley International Academy
  • Grady High School

Community Websites

Getting There

Old Fourth Ward stretches from Ponce De Leon to DeKalb Avenue, and is bounded on the east by Freedom Park and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and Piedmont Avenue on the west.

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