Plan Your Visit

Free nature trails open FROM


Blue Heron Nature Preserve
4055 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

The Blue Heron building is home to a pre-school and is not open to the public. There are no public restrooms.

Blue Heron a stop on bus route 5.

The bike rack is right outside of the main building/turtle sanctuary.


City of Atlanta Park Rules

The Preserve property is owned by the City of Atlanta. However, Blue Heron is entirely operated by the Blue Heron staff and supported by private donors.

  • Report illegal activities to 911.

  • Place all litter in receptacles.

  • All pets must be on a leash in a City park, except in designated areas. Persons with pets must clean up after Your pet. No pets are allowed during A, B or C festivals.

  • No glass containers allowed.

  • No horses or ponies are allowed in any park at any time.

  • No vehicles allowed off paved roads or on closed park roads.

  • No tents or canopies allowed without the expressed written permission of the Commissioner, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, and other permits required by the city.

  • No moonwalks, dunk tanks, or any equipment that calls for independent power (except by special permit).

  • No amplified music allowed (except by special permit).

  • No selling of food or other items (except by special permit).

  • No alcoholic beverages (except by special permit).

  • Absolutely no drugs or illegal substances allowed on City property.

Some projects permission must be granted by the City of Atlanta. If you are a commercial photographer taking photos or shooting footage for a project, then please call our office (404.946.6394) to discuss permission.