Created from a contentious past, Freedom Park has emerged as one of Atlanta’s premier urban landmarks. Freedom Park is Atlanta’s Art Park and home to permanent art installations that span its 210 acres of linear green space. Six miles of PATH Foundation bike and walking trails weave together eight unique neighborhoods containing first-class attractions, beautiful homes and diverse commercial establishments. The park was created in 1992 from condemned land which was to be the Stone Mountain Freeway. CAUTION, a neighborhood activist group, led the grass-roots effort to fight the freeway.
Freedom Park is the largest public park in Atlanta, linking the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Central Atlanta Neighborhoods, the Carter Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Candler Park, Druid Hills, Virginia Highland, and Little Five Points.