Druid Hills was initially conceived by Joel Hurt as the second suburb of Atlanta, and developed with the effort of Atlanta’s leading families, including Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler. It contains some of Atlanta’s most pristine historic mansions from the late 19th and early 20th century. Druid Hills includes the main campus of Emory University and the Center of Disease Control. Druid Hills was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted is known for his famous landscape architecture designs such as Central Park in NYC and the grounds at the Biltmore Estates. A showpiece of the design was the string of parks along Ponce de Leon Ave.
Parks: Burbanck Park, Rutledge Park, Hidden Cove Park, Lullwater Conservation Garden, Druid Hills Park, Springdale Park, Deepdene Park, Dellwood Park, Lullwater Preserve, W.D. Thomson Park, Olmsted Linear Park, Brightwood Park, Princeton Way Park, Virgilee Park, & Wesley Woods Forest