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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. Each year, more than 5 million people use Woodruff Park. The park’s programs bring additional people Downtown each week, and special events add 10,000 Downtown visitors annually. 

Today, through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development. The park offers visitors a variety of recreation stations and facilities scattered throughout its beautifully manicured six acres, including:

          *Equipment is available at the Game Cart.

Nestled amongst the modern office towers and historic buildings of the Fairlie-Poplar district, Woodruff Park’s central location makes it a key starting point for exploring Downtown Atlanta and its surrounding neighborhoods. 

Each year, Woodruff Park hosts a variety of festivals, events and performances, including:

In partnership with the Atlanta Police Department and Georgia State University Police force, Park Attendants patrol the grounds from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day. Additionally, the Downtown Clean Team maintains a clean and vibrant park.


A variety of park programming can be enjoyed by the general public. See a list of upcoming events here.

Join us for ongoing events like free yoga classes, history tours, food truck festivals, live music, game nights at the Game Cart, and more. We also produce special events, like movies and concerts in the Park, holiday celebrations, and Doggy Con

CAP/ADID is interested in continuing to pursue community partnerships that bring programming to the park, and Woodruff Park is a great place to host your next event. Contact Woodruff Park Project Manager, Ansley Whipple ( for info about events or park-related questions.

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Support Woodruff Park

Woodruff Park operates under a Master Plan devised by the City of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (DPRCA) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between these entities approved by the Atlanta City Council and Mayor in 2007. The two-phase Master Plan is largely funded through a comprehensive fundraising program developed by CAP, targeting support from private sources and partner organizations. Support for Woodruff Park comes from:

  • Atlanta Taskforce on Play (ATOP)
  • Bank of America
  • Fastball Productions
  • Kendeda Foundation
  • Landscape Structures Inc.
  • Park Pride
  • Peg and Bill Balzer
  • The Rich Foundation
  • Southwest Airlines
  • The Waterfall Foundation

Join our growing list of proud Woodruff Park supporters today! Contact Ansley Whipple ( for more details.