Woodruff Park Announces Fall Lineup of Free Community Programs

September 14,2018

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Woodruff Park Announces Fall Lineup of Free Community Programs

From movies under the stars to a few extra weeks of food trucks,
 all are invited to enjoy Downtown’s dynamic greenspace

ATLANTA (September 13, 2018) – Woodruff Park welcomes the shorter, cooler autumn days with programs and events that invite the Atlanta community to enjoy Downtown’s urban oasis. During the month of October, the park will host two special weekly events for a limited run, in addition to its ongoing yoga classes and history tours. 

Back by popular demand, food trucks will return to the park’s Peachtree Street perimeter to serve lunch on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. In support of the wildly popular brick and mortar restaurants on nearby Broad Street, “Food Truck Fridays & Lunch on Broad” invites office workers, students, and residents alike to step outside for lunch and take advantage of seating in the park, on the Broad Street Boardwalk, and along Broad Street between Luckie and Walton Streets. Food Truck Fridays & Lunch on Broad will also feature a live band performing on the Broad Street Boardwalk.

On the first four Wednesday evenings in October, a lineup of movies will be screened on the Woodruff Park lawn to get Atlantans in the Halloween spirit. All movies are free and open to the public, and attendees will be able to purchase food from food truck vendors and beverages and popcorn from a cash bar managed by neighboring restaurant 55th and Park.

The October movie lineup will begin on October 3 with 1988 classic Beetlejuice, followed by an October 10 screening of The Dark Crystal, where attendees will have a chance to win passes to Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, where Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth & Magic is currently on exhibit. The 1984 edition of Ghostbusters will be screened on October 17, and the series concludes on October 24 with Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. 

The October 24 screening will also feature a celebration of the Atlanta Bicycle Challenge, aka “Biketober,” with cycling-centric activities planned and prizes for those who ride their bikes to the park that evening.

Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes to all movie screenings – prizes are in store for those with the most standout ensembles.

Woodruff Park October Programs At-A-Glance Schedule:

  • Wednesday Night Movies on the Lawn (October 3-24) – 6:00-9:00 p.m., Main Lawn
  • Food Truck Fridays & Lunch on Broad (October 5-26) – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Food trucks parked along Peachtree St perimeter
  • Saturday Morning Vinyasa Yoga (October 6-27) – 9:00-10:00 a.m., Water Wall
  • “Atlanta from the Ashes” Walking History Tours – October 4 and 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Reading Room

To explore the full lineup of events, visit the Woodruff Park event calendar at http://bit.ly/wpkcalendar.

Follow Woodruff Park online at Facebook.com/WoodruffPark and @WoodruffPark on Instagram.

For more information about Woodruff Park, visit www.WoodruffPark.com.


About Woodruff Park: Woodruff Park is a 6-acre park in the geographic center of Atlanta. Located at the crossroads of commerce, government, and education, it is a natural gathering space for a diverse cross-section of Atlantans and visitors. Originally known as Central City Park in the 1970s, Woodruff Park was created through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company.  Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. ADID is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development.  

About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 200 members. Its mission is to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.

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