Introduction to College Park, Georgia
College Park, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 7 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Atlanta metropolitan area. There are an estimated 20,382 people in College Park.
College Park History
College Park was originally called Manchester. It was founded in 1890 and incorporated five years later. In 1896, it was named the City of College Park because the area was once home to Cox College.
College Park and nearby Attractions
- Lakewood Park
- Brown Mills Golf Course
- Braves Museum & Hall of Fame
- Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
- Spelman College: Museum of Fine Art
- Cowart Lake
Things To Do In College Park
College Park has two recreation centers, the Hugh C. Conley Recreation Center and the Wayman & Bessie Brady Recreation Center. These centers are well-equipped and provide facilities like gymnasiums and basketball courts. The city also has four well facilitated parks and a nine-hole municipal golf course. The historic district of College Park is the fourth largest in Georgia, with 867 structures mentioned on the National Register for Historic Places.
College Park Transportation
William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.
College Park Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Atlanta Technical College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morris Brown College.