Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta GA 30315, near downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, in close proximity to other Atlanta landmarks like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Park and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.
Click here to view Zoo Atlanta on Google maps for directions and/or views of Grant Park and Zoo parking.
Parking is conveniently located in the lot on Cherokee Avenue and in the new Grant Park Gateway parking facility on Boulevard. Effective as of Saturday, January 2, 2021, the City of Atlanta has transitioned to a paid parking program in both lots.
These are public parking lots and are the property of the City of Atlanta. The lots are managed by AAA Parking, under contract with and under the purview of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority. Rates will be $3 an hour for a maximum of $12 a day. To aid you in your planning, we estimate the average Zoo visit to be around three hours.
AAA Parking may be reached by phone at 877.727.5714.
More tips for a convenient parking experience
Cherokee Avenue parking lot: 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E., Atlanta GA 30315
In addition to using the pay-on-foot machines in the Cherokee Avenue lot, you can expedite your parking using the ParkMobile app, a free app available for both iPhone and Android devices, using your smartphone. Upon downloading the app, you may pay for your parking using the zone number posted on stickers and signs around the pay station. Select your desired time needed, and click “Start Parking” to begin your session. If during your Zoo visit you would like to extend your time, provided your time has not expired, you can do this easily via the app without needing to return to the meter.
Grant Park Gateway parking facility: 759 Boulevard S.E., Atlanta GA 30312
When parking in the Grant Park Gateway, please remember to take your ticket with you. To save time at the exit, pay-on-foot machines are conveniently located on each level of facility. Simply enter your parking ticket at the pay-on-foot machine, pay for parking, and follow the instructions. For your convenience, you can pre-purchase parking passes for the Grant Park Gateway parking facility on Boulevard. Members receive a discount!
- Bus drivers are permitted to drop off their groups in the turnaround circle in the Cherokee Avenue parking lot. See our map for further details.
- Bus parking is not available in the City of Atlanta public parking lots on Cherokee Avenue and Boulevard. As such, we recommend that buses park on the street. While buses are parked, please consider shutting off engines to promote a healthy environment for our neighbors.
- Offsite bus parking is available at the Marshalling Yard at 362 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, 30313, for $28.25 per day.
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.
Some route availability has changed. Visit itsmarta.com for current 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.