Get Active at Alpharetta’s Parks This Fall

There are many reasons that Alpharetta is one of the most popular suburbs in north Atlanta, from the excellent local schools to the vibrant downtown┬áthat hosts many community events. But for those who love the great outdoors, Alpharetta’s many beautiful parks can’t be beat!

If you’re itching to get outdoors and enjoy the crisp fall weather, check out our picks for the best parks in Alpharetta.

Big Creek Greenway


This linear park is one of Alpharetta’s best kept secrets. The park consists of a 12-foot wide concrete path through deciduous woods, winding alongside Big Creek for 8 miles, from Windward Parkway to Mansell Road. The Greenway also includes unpaved nature trails, boardwalks, and a mountain biking trail. The Big Creek Greenway is the perfect place to walk, jog, inline skate, or bike, and is a fantastic green addition to Alpharetta’s infrastructure, allowing cyclists to easily commute across town thanks to a number of convenient access points. Access points for the Greenway include:

  • Marconi Drive
  • Kimball Bridge Road
  • North Point Mall
  • Haynes Bridge Road
  • Alpharetta YMCA

Wills Park

Alpharetta’s Wills Park offers a variety of amenities that make it a popular destination for exercise and relaxation. In addition to the many baseball fields which are home to Alpharetta’s Youth Baseball Association, the park also boasts a disc golf course, lighted tennis courts, 3 playgrounds, picnic pavilions, and a 1.8 mile walking/jogging trail. Nature lovers will love the Alpharetta Arboretum, which allows visitors to explore native tree varieties, and community members can even get involved by renting a plot at the Alpharetta Community Garden.

Waggy World Dog Park

Don’t worry, we couldn’t forget about your furry friends! Alpharetta’s Waggy World Dog Park (adjacent to Wills Park) provides a fun, safe environment for dogs to frolic off leash. There is a small dog area for dogs under 25 lbs, water fountains, and plenty of benches.

What’s your favorite park in Alpharetta? We’d love to hear from you in the comments or on Facebook!

Photo via City of Alpharetta