When your family has a variety of interests, it can be challenging to cater to all of them in one place, whether they hinge on enjoying the outdoors, trying out a new menu or kicking back with some live music. You’ll be able to do all of these things and more, though, in Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County’s largest city, whether you live here or are just in for a weekend visit. Whatever your family’s preferences, you’re never short on activities in this corner of the world!
At the park
When your crew wants to soak up some sun, Jones Bridge Park is the place with its 8,000-square-foot playground, sand volleyball courts and fishing overlook. Need a break from casting on the Chattahoochee? Hit the trail circuit, which runs along the river and connects to the soccer fields and public restrooms. After a day exploring all that these 30 acres offer, enjoy the meadow and grill out for dinner!
When you’re ready to roll, and nothing but a good set of wheels will do, make the Pinckneyville Park skate facility a destination anytime between sunrise and 11 p.m. Experience the generous rails, ramps and bowls for free, whether you’re a seasoned adrenaline junkie or just trying out a skateboard for the first time! Please note before you go: Gwinnett County requires children under age 15 to wear a helmet and recommends helmets, elbow and knee pads, and wrist guards for all participants.
On the Green
Whether you’re after dinner with live music or a new restaurant with a concert afterward, the Town Green at Peachtree Corners Town Center is the central location for both options. Wander over after dinner or bring it with you and set up at a cafe table or on a blanket as you catch a concert. Acts range from local artists like Cody Matlock to more widely known ones like the Bruno Mars tribute band Uptown Funk. Enjoy the show on the 22-foot display near the stage! Conveniences include public restrooms and WiFi access.
Want to move beyond music? The Town Green is also a great place to catch festivals and group activities, along with movies on the aforementioned screen. Look for family-friendly movies beginning at 7 p.m. and free yoga and crossfit on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, respectively, from May to September. Get the family out to celebrate community with events like the Peachtree Corners Festival, a three-day tribute to brotherhood and civic involvement featuring locally produced crafts, food, bounce houses and face painting among many more offerings in the fall.
The Forum and fitness
The whole family can get a workout on the Town Green Path to Fitness, a trail featuring integrated obstacles (monkey bars, a 20-foot rope climbing station) and exercise equipment (pullup bars, situp stations), just to name a few. It’s a great way to work up an appetite!
The annual PTC Decathlon is taking place at Path to Fitness on Saturday, October 21. You don’t want to miss this thrilling event in Peachtree Corners. This competition will test your strength, speed and endurance in 10 events, including rowing, box jumps, and more. Sign up here!
Time to eat
Speaking of which, when you’re good and hungry, hit up one of the Town Green restaurants for refreshment ranging from hearty to homestyle-with-a-twist. Fill up on the all-day menu at Uncle Jack’s Meat House with offerings like the Maine lobster and avocado mini tacos and the Jack’s steak sandwich. Head over to Lillie J’s for brunch anytime and sweet potato pancakes with chicken or the loaded breakfast skillet (optionally, add salmon, chicken or oxtail). Mojito’s Bistro at the Forum offers Cuban-American fare that’s sure to hit the spot for lunch or dinner. Try the Guava BBQ baby back ribs or the Cuban sandwich accompanied by a sangria pitcher.
And after a meal your family won’t soon forget, follow up with dessert at Beard Papa’s Bakery where the cream puff is king. A variety of flavored shells (strawberry shortcake, honey butter) and fillings (chocolate, whipped matcha), along with coffee, tea and custard cream drinks, make this a great spot for an afternoon pick-me-up, too!
And now, you’re ready to plan a day — or multiple visits — to one of Atlanta’s most versatile areas. Whatever your family’s interests, you’re likely to fulfill them in Peachtree Corners!