Boy at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Boy at 4th Ward ParkI had great fun hanging out with the kids at Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park playground yesterday. The park is owned by the City of Atlanta and includes an amphitheater, playscape, splashboard and skate park. The Old Fourth Ward has a rich history. In the 1860’s, this area was famous for its springs which people believed had rejuvenating properties. An amusement park opened in 1903. In 1907 the Ponce de Leon Ballpark opened and was home to the Atlanta Crackers until the 1960s. The Sears Roebuck Southern Distribution Center was built in 1928 and this building, which is now the Ponce City Market, is still the largest brick building in the Southeast.

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