D.H. Stanton Park

Kick Back in a Greenspace Making its own Energy

Located in the Peoplestown neighborhood, D.H. Stanton Park is a shining example of the power of a collaborative community effort. A grassroots campaign resulted in the conversion of a small playground into a robust greenspace adjacent to the Southside Trail, which is presently open to the public as an unpaved trail. It is also the first energy-cost-neutral park in the City of Atlanta, with photovoltaic solar panels providing revenue-generating energy and also serving as a shade structure for park visitors.

PLEASE NOTE: Open unpaved trails have no additional lighting, no pavement, and limited points of access. Visitors can enjoy these pleasant retreats at their own risk and are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear or use a bicycle that can handle rough terrain. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is not liable for any injury or damage as a result of using these unfinished trails.

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A dynamic playground provides fun for kids year-round. All ages can enjoy the open spaces and multi-use athletic fields. A youth league diamond is a hub for games during baseball season.


Kids can cool off and frolic in the splash pad (open daily, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., from May 1 through October 1).


A large pavilion and nearby shade structure topped with photovoltaic solar panels provide the perfect setting for family picnics, reunions and other festive occasions.


The park offers numerous useful amenities, including: benches, public restrooms, nighttime lighting, trash and recycling cans, water fountains and available sources for power.

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Planning an Event?

The D.H. Stanton field and pavilion can be reserved for special occasions and gatherings.

To reserve facilities at D.H. Stanton Park by phone, please contact:

City of Atlanta Office of Recreation
(404) 546-6757

To reserve facilities at D.H. Stanton Park online, please visit iPARCS Atlanta.

PLEASE NOTE: limited power sources are available, but for larger events, you will need to rent a generator.

Report Maintenance Issues

Maintenance issues on the trail can be reported by calling (404) 546-0311 or visiting ATL311.com.

Please remember to always call 911 in the case of emergencies.