Located about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta, Duluth is home to more than 29,331 residents. It is ranked #8 on the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns" list. Probably because there is so much to do, including visiting Georgia's official transportation museum, The Southeastern Railway Museum, enjoying the town's seven parks, or rooting for the Atlanta Gladiators, the local minor league ice hockey team.
No matter where you live in Duluth, you have your pick of outdoor escapes to choose from. Although Duluth, Georgia is only 10.15 square miles, there are plenty of serene locations to relax and unwind. If you're looking for somewhere to relax this weekend, you don't have to travel to Atlanta, Marietta, or Decatur. There are plenty of spots to take your friends and family right here in Duluth.
Bunten Road Park
This 45-acre community park has baseball soccer fields, a 4-court tennis facility, playgrounds, trails that wind through the park, and a 6,000 square foot community center. There is also a short nature trail which branches off the main running trail.
Chattapoochee Dog Park
This three-acre dog park has seating, an interactive fountain, dog agility equipment, and plenty of open green space. There are separate areas for big and small dogs plus river access so your four-legged friend can go for a swim.
Church Street Park
This 1.72-acre park is located on a dead end road with very little vehicular traffic. There is a basketball court, playground, pavilion, picnic tables, and grills. There is also a swing-set and limited parking.
Rogers Bridge Park
This 16.98-acre riverfront park has a 3,100 square foot pavilion, sand volleyball court, playground, two horseshoe pits, tables, grills, and a picnic area. There is an open grassy field with small wooded areas along the stream buffer and at the southern end of the park. The dog park is a great place to take your dogs to socialize.
Scott Hudgens Park
This 47.7-acre park is popular, and about 3000 people visit daily. It's the perfect place to fly model planes, kites, or drones since there are about 14 acres of open fields. A small stream cuts across the park making taking a walk here a relaxing experience.
This 2.2-acre park is located in front of Duluth City Hall. Adults and children will enjoy train-themed playground including a miniature train depot and train set. You can even hear and see real trains come by from the end of the park near City Hall.
W.P. Jones Park
This 20.68-acre park has tennis courts, a playground, picnic shelter, plus a community center and shaded trail. A small stream runs east to west, dividing the park in two making this hidden gem the perfect spot to enjoy nature.
Shorty Howell Park
This 67-acre park is a great place to sit and think, relax and unwind. There is a 1.25-mile paved trail, playgrounds, seven lighted baseball and softball fields, a multi-purpose field with walking track, grills, an activity building, and a duck pond. This is an excellent spot for kids to play. The grounds are very well maintained.
As you can see, there are lots of peaceful places you can escape the daily grind in Duluth. Unfortunately, yard work keeps many residents from having the time to get out and visit Duluth's many attractions.
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