Chastain Park Atlanta, GA

Chastain Park Atlanta, GA

Chastain Memorial Park, most commonly called Chastain Park, is the largest city park in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a 268-acre (1.08 km2) park located near the northern edge of the city. Included in the park are jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts, a golf course, swimming pool, horse park, and amphitheater.

Chastain Park is also a neighborhood on the west side of the park (across Powers Ferry Road to the west). The neighborhood is bordered by the city of Sandy Springs on the north, and by the Atlanta neighborhoods of Mt. Paran/Northside on the west across Northside Drive and Tuxedo Park on the south. It is part of NPU A. The population is 2,398.(2010)

The wedge-shaped park is bounded on the east side by Lake Forrest Drive, on the west-southwest side by Powers Ferry Road, and on the north-northwest end by West Wieuca Road. It is bisected in the middle by Nancy Creek, flowing from east to west. It is surrounded by forested neighborhoods of the Buckhead region of the city, and is located northwest of the original Buckhead Village and the uptown Lenox area.

The park is named for Troy Green Chastain, a member of the Fulton County Commission from 1938 to 1942.

A pool is also located within Chastain Park. It is a city pool, meaning it is open to the public most of the time, but nonmembers have to pay to get in, and there are some times when only members can swim. The Chastain Park Athletic Club swim-team practices at this pool.

PATH Foundation began constructing a trail in Chastain Park in 1994, which has since expanded to a three-mile trail around Chastain Park and North Fulton Golf Course. PATH estimates an average of 250 people use the trail each hour, and is developing a second loop in the northern area of the park to meet demand.