An Urban Oasis in your Backyard
Our Mission
The mission of Piedmont Preserve is to provide residents of Athens, Georgia, access to an extensive public greenspace for ecological and agricultural education, recreation, community gardening, and engaging with nature. The Preserve will provide almost 50 acres of natural lands, serving the community, our school systems, athletic organizations, youth groups, organic farmers, and the underserved.
Plans for the Project
We are currently raising funds for essential amenities such as restrooms and parking and plan to open once these are in place. 
Here are some of the projects we are working on to benefit the community:
  • Cross Country Course for community runs and competitions for all age groups
  • Extended network of mountain bike and hiking trails
  • Wetland restoration and swimming pond
  • Community Garden
  • Pedestrian bridge to span creek and connect trail system
  • Water well for community and environmentally responsible farming
  • Pavilion for educational and recreational programs and to provide a protected outdoor community space
  • Parking 
  • Natural playscape and skills course
At Piedmont Preserve, we are just getting started and we need your help! Please, contact us with questions about this amazing piece of land and how you can help us shape it to benefit the community.

(706) 372-5661
Centrally Located
Amazingly, this oasis is located in town off Chase Street and the loop. It’s within walking distance from several neighborhoods and easily accessible for all of Athens.