My personal favorite spot near downtown is actually in Midtown and it’s Piedmont Park! I love this park, I think in the Spring and Summer it is one of the most relaxing places where I go and read in an eno. The park is located about 1 mile from downtown and is near Virginia Highlands and Midtown. The park’s land was originally owned by Dr. Benjamin Walker who intended on the land being used for racing horses. Years later, it was redesigned by the son of New York’s Central Park architect. Today, the park serves as a massive green space for people to come go for a run, visit the Saturday market, and admire the beautiful trees and nature. The park also hosts Music Midtown, Gardening classes, and various athletic clubs for Atlantans to enjoy.