Our Members and guests can expect a memorable, educational and engaging experience with each visit to Zoo Atlanta, but we also want to make sure you have the tools you need to get to the Zoo conveniently so that you can devote your time to everything we have to offer.
Please note that as the City of Atlanta prepares to begin construction on its Grant Park Gateway Project, the parking lot off of Boulevard is now closed to the public.
Free parking is available in the visitor parking lot on Cherokee Avenue. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be extremely limited. A valid disabled person parking placard is required when parking in accessible parking spaces. Street parking is also available. If the Cherokee Avenue lot is full, guests can be dropped off near the front of the Zoo. Speak with any Zoo Atlanta Security officer at the parking lot entrance for assistance.
The parking lot is patrolled by Zoo Atlanta Security officers. However, please leave valuable items at home or secure them out of view.
Alternative Transit Options
As a conservation organization committed to lessening our own footprint on our planet’s resources, as well as educating our guests and raising awareness of the ways they can help too, we always support and encourage green travel practices such as carpooling, rideshares, MARTA, biking or walking.
Bus service is available from the King Memorial MARTA station via Route #9 as well as the West End MARTA station via Route #832. The closest MARTA train station is King Memorial on the Blue/Green Line located 1.4 miles from Zoo Atlanta. Visit itsmarta.com for more info, or download MARTA’s On the Go App for scheduling information, real-time bus and rail information, service alerts and connecting bus route(s) information.
Relay Bike Share
The City of Atlanta and the Relay Bike Share Program recently expanded the Relay program to more than 50 stations around Atlanta. The Relay Bike Share Program allows individuals to rent, ride, and dock bikes between any of the Relay hubs around the city at a very nominal cost that is significantly less than a tank of gas.
A hub is conveniently located on Cherokee Avenue, right in front of Zoo Atlanta. Other nearby hubs are located near 428 Woodward and Cherokee (the parking lot behind Six Feet Under) and at 200 Park Avenue and Memorial Drive (in front of Oakland Cemetery), as well as the King Memorial MARTA Station. Check out more details on this program at relaybikeshare.com.
Need a “Lyft” to the Zoo? Zoo Atlanta has partnered with Lyft to provide FREE* rides to the Zoo from the Five Points and King Memorial MARTA stations (and from the Zoo back to Five Points or King Memorial MARTA stations.) By using public transit or rideshare services, you’re lessening your own footprint on our planet’s resources, which is part of our commitment as a conservation organization. Use code: “ZOOATL” Learn more.
*Zoo Atlanta will cover up to $10 per trip. Exceptions may apply during Prime Time pricing.
Checker Cab Partnership
Need a ride to the Zoo from your downtown Atlanta hotel? Ride FREE from select downtown hotels with Atlanta Checker Cab Company. Zoo Atlanta has partnered with Atlanta Checker Cab Company to offer free cab rides from participating downtown Atlanta hotels for rides to and from the Zoo. Learn more.
Zoo Atlanta is located in historic Grant Park, minutes from downtown Atlanta.
Click here to view Zoo Atlanta on Google maps for directions and/or views of Grant Park and Zoo parking.