A Gift for the City

L.P. Grant Park

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L.P. Grant Park is Atlanta’s oldest park, created in 1883 with a donation to the city of 100 acres from Lemuel Pratt Grant, Atlanta pioneer and philanthropist. In 1916 Atlanta City Council adopted a park master plan designed by John C. Olmsted of Olmsted Brothers, who took over the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted after his retirement. The park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Grant Park Conservancy was established in 1998 to restore, renovate, beautify and maintain the park, which was suffering from growing use and declining maintenance. The current Master Plan, based on the Olmsted Plan, calls for massive renovations and improvements to the park over the next 20 years.

Listed in 2007

Address: 800 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta, GA  30312
Area of City: South/Southeast of Downtown
Time: 1883
Architect/Designer: John C. Olmsted