This nature preserve is composed of two parks, one named after its former owner, jazz musician Lionel Hampton, and the other sharing its name with nearby Beecher Hills School. The nature preserve is largely mature forest. The trails are a combination of paved, multi-use trails and natural-surface nature trails. There are plans to connect the paved trails to the Beltline.
History: The park contains trenches and fortifications used by Union troops in the Battles of Ezra Church and Utoy Creek. Near this site were the locations of the Peyton Road wall, barriers meant to prevent African Americans from easily entering the Cascade Heights neighborhood.
Address (approximate): 366 Willis Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30310
Approximate miles of trails: 4
Hours: 6:00am to 11:00pm
Miles from downtown Atlanta: 5
- Fitness trail
Updated November 19, 2016