About Grant Park
Grant Park is the oldest municipal park and neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1882, it was originally called Fairgrounds Park and was used primarily for horse racing and carnivals. The land was given to the city by General James L. Orr and became known as Orr's Fair Ground Park. It was renamed Grant Park in 1887 after President Ulysses S. Grant by Mayor James G. Woodward, who also purchased 3 more acres around the park for $20,000 for free public use. Grant Park is Atlanta's largest public park. It has a lot of history and beautiful scenery, making it a great place to visit with friends or family. Here are some of the things you'll find in Grant Park including Zoo Atlanta, College Football Hall of Fame, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and the Cyclorama Center for Civil and Human Rights.