Grant Park is the oldest city park in Atlanta and serves over two million visitors a year. At 131 acres, it is fourth in size only to Chastain Park, Freedom Park and Piedmont Park, Grant Park has two major attractions besides the park itself: Zoo Atlanta, established in 1889 and originally known as the Grant Park Zoo; and the Atlanta Cyclorama which features the 1864 Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War. The park also offers multiple playgrounds, walking paths, swimming pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, ballfields, a recreation center, and open pavilions available for special events.
Grant Park is also the in-town neighborhood surrounding Grant Park, and is Atlanta’s largest historic neighborhood. It includes the 48 acres of Oakland Cemetery (established in 1850), where Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, 25 former mayors of Atlanta, six former governors of Georgia, and many Civil War dead are buried.