Grab a blanket, some food to go – or pack a lunch at home – and head to a favorite park. Also, make sure to check out our list of Top Atlanta Playgrounds for areas to play close by.

Brook Run Park

Find a grassy area and put down a blanket or find a bench to have lunch. This park also includes bright play structures with shades above to hide from the sun. The play structures are separated for toddlers and older kids.

Chastain Park

Expansive trails surround grassy areas and the golf course. Walk around trails to find a spot to land for a picnic. Kids will love the Chastain Park Playground with bumpy slides, oodle swings and musical areas.

Piedmont Park

Head to this large park in the center of Atlanta, find shade under oak trees and spread out a blanket. Kids will have plenty of room to romp and run around, as well as two playgrounds to explore.

The BeltLine

With easy access to many food options, this location is one of the best for a picnic. Historic Fourth Ward Park next to the Eastside Trail has tons of places to stop and eat, and the playground is packed with climbing elements, swings, rock walls and even a trampoline.

Riverside Park

Situated by the Chattahoochee River, this park includes plenty of trails, a playground and picnic areas.

Stone Mountain

Walk along the trails and find a place to stop for a bite to eat. The designated public picnic areas include the Studdard Picnic Area and Triangle Picnic Area, both found on the Stone Mountain map. Here picnic tables are available first-come first-serve. Parking, $15.

Swift-Cantrell Park

One of Kennesaw’s largest parks has many areas to picnic, plus a playground with swings, climbers, bridges and other playthings. The lawn area is where they show outdoor movies in the summer through early fall.

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