The Olmsted Linear Park
The Olmsted Linear Park
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Martinatl
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
Just minutes from busy Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, Deepdene Park provides a cooling calming walk in a forest. Deepdene is one section of a series of linear parks that follow Ponce de Leon Avenue through the neighborhood of Druid Hills. The parks were and are a part of a master planned residential area designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the early 1900s.
Deepdene is mostly wooded and heavily shaded with a small stream. I passed a sign marking the tallest tree in the park - a 185 foot Tulip Poplar and also saw Oakleaf Hydrangea, Virginia Sweetspire, Wild Ginger, oaks, sassafras, bottlebrush buckeye and more.
The trails are well maintained with a few benches spaced throughout. No playgrounds, no ballfields, no obnoxious tourist attractions wedged into the space - just a nice relaxing place to walk in the woods and enjoy what nature has to offer. Plan to take out what you take in. There are no trash cans, no restrooms, no concessions. Street parking only. I suggest a walk through the various sections of the linear parks - Springdale, Virgilee, Oak Grove, Shadyside, Dellwood and Deepdene.
Written May 13, 2014
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
What an amazing place from both an historic and natural perspective. Amazingly close to both Decatur and even Atlanta, this is a natural wonder that sweeps visitors back in time to a natural and yet well-preserved natural environment. The paths were in great shape though there's still some damage from last year's storms. The park is a respite from the heat that is Georgia. We actually returned FOUR times in a single weekend.
Written July 2, 2018
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Lynn C
Savannah, GA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Nothing like a walk in the woods to de-stress and renew your spirits. This was a nice place to do just that after a long car drive.
Written August 8, 2017
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