Chastain Park

The Chastain Park neighborhood is the area immediately surrounding the 268 acre park. It is the largest and one of the most popular parks in Atlanta, offering a wide array of sports facilities. The Path Foundation raised money and installed a sidewalk that goes around the entire park, which is extensively used by walkers, joggers and runners.

Average sales price (2009):

$874,174

Attractions:

The North Fulton Golf Course: This 18-hole course held the 1948 national Public Links Golf Tournament. It was the first time the event had ever been held in the South. This golf course also offers a clubhouse

Tennis Courts: There are 9 lighted tennis courts in the beautiful tennis facility, which has a brand new tennis shop and viewing area completed in the summer of 2010. ALTA (Atlanta Lawn and Tennis Association) has teams that play out of this facility

Pool: There is an Olympic-size swimming pool. “The Chastain Park Tidal Waves” compete against other neighborhood swim teams

Chastain Park Amphitheater: The Amphitheater was built into a natural bowl in the earth made of granite walls. It opened in 1944. Many Atlantans count going to see concerts there among their favorite summer activities. The concert facility headlines guests from Diana Ross to James Taylor

Chastain Horse Park: The stables were built in 1945, and the center ring was one of the largest and best facilities to show horses in the state when it was built. Today the park is owned and operated by Chastain Horse Park, Ltd. There is also a banquet facility that can be rented, which overlooks the horse ring

National Youth Organization: NYO is a youth baseball/ football/ softball organization headquartered in Chastain Park. There is also a gymnasium for their basketball program

Playground: There is a large playground in Chastain Park, just off of Dudley Lane. There is a lot of playground equipment for all age groups. On Tuesdays between May and October, the playground offers “Chastain Chill,” where families can enjoy free music

Chastain Arts Center: The Chastain Arts Center has offered art classes and exhibits for over 35 years. The classes are for all ages and skill levels, and there are four sessions a year. The gallery shows the work of students, teachers and outside artists

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