Historic Heartland / Athens

Memorial Park

293 Gran Ellen Dr.
Athens, GA 30606


Nestled centrally in the Five Points neighborhood of Athens, Memorial Park encompasses 72 acres of rolling hills and hardwood forest, a lake, picnic shelters, walking trails, playground area, 1.5-acre dog park, and Bear Hollow Zoo. Take time to explore the wooded mile-long Birchmore Trail, highlighted by the "Great Wall of Athens," a granite-boulder wall built single-handedly by local legend and late cyclist Fred Birchmore while in his 70s. Free.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee Free


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Rentals Available, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages