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Parks & nature in Athens

Botanical Garden
“Free 313 acre horticulture conservatory with walking paths, plants, gardens, and education programs for adults and children. ”
58 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Well kept hiking trails, indoor observatory, gardens, and HUGE and NEW playground/ play area for children of all ages! ”
24 locals recommend
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“A favorite of our family’s! The Nature Center is a wonderful (and free!) indoor option for kids and the trails and greenway provide nice slots to walk, run, or bike. (Use caution when on greenway when alone or at night.). ”
27 locals recommend
Trail
“There's a family of bears loving in this zoo...in the middle of Five Points neighborhood. ”
22 locals recommend
Park
“Disk golf, hiking trails, fishing, and swimming. Two dollars entry fee, 3 dollars for Diskgolf. ”
21 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“This is a true Athens landmark don’t forget to stop and see it while you’re downtown.”
11 locals recommend
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“Bishop Park is the second oldest park in Athens and is a 33-acre park housing ball fields, paved trails & tennis courts, plus picnic pavilions & playgrounds. On Saturday mornings, the Athens Farmers Market is set up in the large tennis pavilion with food trucks, local produce and meats, specialty goods, and much more! Get there early to get a biscuit from the Farm Cart!”
14 locals recommend
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“Memorial Park is a great place to go and walk. At the park, you can enjoy walking trails, the pond and plenty of wildlife. ”
11 locals recommend
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“This spot in just a short walk away from the Airbnb and a great place to throw around a frisbee or a football! Take a blanket and relax, go for a stroll or check out the famous REM railroad trestle! Pro Tip: Mama's Boy too busy to get a table? Call in a to-go order and bring it to Dudley Park right next door for a picnic! ”
11 locals recommend
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“Cross over Broad Street through the iconic Arch and you'll be stepping back in time over two centuries, to the birthplace of public higher education in America. The University of Georgia was chartered in 1789 and the Historic North Campus was modeled after Yale. Magnificent Greek Revival buildings date back to the start of classes in the first decade of the 19th century.”
9 locals recommend
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“Quaint little pond in the midst of Athens. Check out the free Bear Hollow Zoo right next door to see some critters! ”
8 locals recommend
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“This park has well maintain mountain bike trails and a splash pad for hot summer days. Located on the green way it is a great water stop on a long summer run. ”
4 locals recommend
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“Good 2-3 mile trail. Large open green spaces for picnic or running dogs. The North Oconee river flows on one side and there is a creek that enters it right at the beginning which is good for wading.”
6 locals recommend
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“The Greenway is a linear park system that provides wildlife corridors, open spaces and a family friendly multi use path for the public's enjoyment.”
5 locals recommend
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“Local park next to our neighborhood. There is a walking trail from the pond at the back of our neighborhood over to the park. There are shoals to sit by, the kids like wading around in it. Playground and picnic areas. ”
4 locals recommend