Atlanta Memorial Park

At A Glance

Atlanta Memorial Park covers almost 200 acres, which makes it Atlanta’s third largest public park. The park’s two sections are built in on both sides of Northside Drive just north of Collier Road. The land was donated to the city in 1929 by Hoke Smith, J.W. Bedell and the Howell family to create a memorial to the soldiers who fought in the battle of Peachtree Creek during the Civil War. This important battle took place in and around the park’s location, and there are numerous historical markers in the area.

The western section of the park lies between Northside Drive and Howell Mill Road and follows the Southern Bank of Peachtree Creek. This beautiful green space contains a large playground and lots of picnic tables and benches. As you go further west there are fewer amenities and more trees. You’ll find well-maintained trails along the creek, meandering among white ash and sweet gum trees.

On the east side of Northside Drive are the Bobby Jones Golf Course and the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. This section of the park is also the current north end of the Northwest Beltline Connector Trail. This trail stretches from Memorial Park south through Tanyard Creek Park and Ardmore Park before connecting to the Atlanta Beltline Trail.

The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy has been working to clean up and improve the park since 2011, and they have many projects in the works. These projects include monthly forest restoration volunteer days and construction of a path under Northside Drive connecting the two sections of the park.



Bobby Jones Golf Course, Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, Northwest Beltline Trail, hiking trails, playgrounds, historical markers

Nearby Neighborhoods

A good portion of lucky Haynes Manor homes enjoy sweeping views of Bobby Jones Golf Course, along with the neighborhoods of Collier Hills, Springlake, and of course Atlanta’s Memorial Park.


Atlanta Memorial Park is located on both sides of Northside Drive just north of Collier Road.

Around the Park

Bobby Jones Golf Course: A wide range of activities for golfers of all levels with beautiful practice facilities, on-course instruction and competitive events. Opened for play in 1932, the course was named after amateur golfer Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones Jr. and designed by golf architect John Van. After renovating the bunker complexes and installing Championship-Bermuda greens, the course was able to fulfill PGA Tour requirements. Over 80 years later, Bobby Jones Golf Course remains an immanent source of pride for generations of Atlanta natives and golf lovers alike. 

Bitsy Grant Tennis Center is Atlanta’s largest tennis facility. Named after tennis champion and Georgia native Bryan “Bitsy” Grant, the center is the former headquarters of the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA). Having held a number of national tennis tournaments, including the 1955 U.S. Clay Court Championships and the 2012 ATA Nationals, Bitsy Grant boasts the largest grassroots tennis organization in the country.