Places to Picnic in Augusta

Check out these great spots for you to bring your local takeout meal. 
We recommend bringing a blanket and chair to make the most of your AUG picnic!

Most parks are easily accessible, The Walton Options for Independent Living, Inc. has noted Pendleton Park, James Brown Arena, Diamond Lakes, and May Park are the best locations for those with mobility issues. 

  • 823 Telfair Street
  • Augusta, GA 30901

Public Augusta-Richmond County Library.

This downtown park is home to concerts, festivals and other events each month and serves as a public green space year round.

Visit the region's home for history.  Featured are a number of permanent exhibitions, including the award-winning Augusta's Story - a 12,000-year journey through local history; a restored 1917 steam locomotive, special exhibits: "The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown," "Celebrating a Grand Tradition, the Sport of Golf," and five life-size statues of golf's greatest players and much, much more.

The Augusta Riverwalk features a children’s playground and various gardens. Two museums are located off the walkway along with the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and several restaurants. Great for families out for some fresh air along the Savannah River.

  • 2500 Walton Way
  • Augusta, GA 30904

Augusta University has a Summerville Campus that includes a beautiful outdoor quad for gathering.

  • 2740 Mayo Road
  • Augusta, GA 30909
  • 4335 Windsor Spring Rd.
  • Hephzibah, GA 30815

Diamond Lakes Regional Park is a 286 acre park with lots of great amenities including:One and 1.2 mile walking tracks  Three wooded picnic areas with tables and grills  Two playgrounds  Four fully stocked fishing ponds Sand volleyball court  Two horseshoe pits  Covered pavilion with 10 picnic tables and two grills

  • 902 James Brown Blvd.
  • Augusta, GA 30901
  • 965 Hickman Road
  • Augusta, GA 30904

Hickman Park, located in Augusta, GA, is a Park that offers outdoor recreation and nature preservation. A public space open to the general public, the Park offers open spaces under the maintenance of the Augusta Parks Department.

Located in the heart of downtown Augusta, the James Brown Arena offers a diverse schedule of entertainment - from comedians to concerts - year round.

Two levels of brick walking paths along the Savannah River lead to the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre, which hosts festivals and concerts throughout the year. The Amphitheatre features an amazing view of the Savannah River and seats up to 1600 guests.

  • 957 Broad Street
  • Augusta, GA 30901

A hidden gem in downtown Augusta offers a gorgeous park with a mini waterfall. You may get lucky and see a family of ducks swimming in the small pond. Picnic tables are placed as well.

Lake Olmsted Park offers a Disc Golf Course, 3.5 Mile Walking Track and park. The disc golf course is short and technical, with plenty of OB. Large trees on rolling terrain along the shores of beautiful Lake Olmstead. 1st tee near main park entrance on Broad St. 9 holes out and 9 holes in. Motorized and Non-Motorized boats have special access days at Lake Olmsted Park.

  • Milledge Road
  • Augusta, GA 30903

Lake Olmstead Trail: A paved half-mile trail along the shore of Lake Olmstead, a recreational lake formed by Rae’s Creek the Canal enlargement during the 1870s. LOCATION: East side of lake from Bulkhead bridge to Julian Smith Casino (log recreation hall) at Broad Street

  • 622 4th Street
  • Augusta, GA 30901

May Park is home to several programs, events and facilities the entire family can use. This facility includes the use of gymnasium, kitchen, Athletic fields, outdoor picnic areas, game room, and club room.

Meadow Garden was the home of George Walton, one of the youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence. The historic house museum has been open to the public since 1901 and is a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Please visit this historic treasure in Augusta! Guided tours are available Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with the last tour starting at 3:15.

  • West End
  • Augusta, GA 30904

Along the southwest bank of the Canal, this trail passes though Harrisburg, an 18th Century trading post that became a 19th Century textile mill village and is now a National Landmark historic district. LOCATION: This trail is through an urban area and crosses or uses some city streets. Surfaces vary. Begin at Lake Olmstead Bulkhead parking area, follow signs along southeast side of Canal.

  • 1600 Troupe Street
  • Augusta, GA 30904

Pendleton King Park is a 64-acre bird sanctuary of great topographic diversity with pine forests, sand ridges and marshes. It is located in the heart of Augusta and houses a variety of gardens and natural resources. Pendleton King Park offers many opportunities for recreational activities including new playgrounds, an 18-hole disc golf course, nature trails for walking and cycling, cross country trails, the historic Bugg family cemetery, an educational tree trail, an off-leash dog park and open spaces for picnicking and play. An information kiosk has maps of the park, park information, history of the King Family, and upcoming events.

Minutes from downtown Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park offers you the chance to see great blue heron, red-shouldered hawk, river otter, and the elusive alligator in their natural setting. Enjoy boardwalks, trails, public restrooms from dawn to dusk, and a visitors center open 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Augusta Levee Road
  • Augusta, GA 30904

The Rea's Creek Aqueduct is a remarkable pre-Civil War structure in Augusta, Georgia. Now part of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, the aqueduct is part of a park that fascinates visitors because of its ancient stone arches, rocky outcrops and the rushing waters of one of the best waterfalls in Augusta's River Region.

Sacred Heart Cultural Center, c. 1897, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features towering twin spires, graceful arches, 15 distinctive styles of brickwork, ninety-four stained glass windows, a barrel vaulted ceiling and intricately carved Italian marble altars. Free tours are available as well as a gift shop showcasing local artists, gifts and accessories.

This 33 acre park is home to the Savannah Rapids Pavilion and the Historic Augusta Canal Headgates. This newly developed area overlooks the picturesque Reed Creek Falls as it flows into the Historic Augusta Canal. Walkers and joggers love the pedestrian bridge that begins the 7.5 mile trail that takes you all the way to Augusta. Or you may simply chose to sit along the banks of Reed Creek and listen to the water rushing past. Picnic pavilions offer shade and a covered area to stop and rest or eat lunch.

  • Augusta Canal
  • Augusta, GA 30901

The Clearing, a low area about two and a half miles from the Headgates, gives access to the shoals.

This 2.5-acre park adjacent to Springfield Baptist Church celebrates the legacy and aspirations of the oldest black church in the United States and the community from which it sprang. A reflecting pool, bronze historical plaques and a 45-foot stainless-steel sculpture by Richard Hunt highlight the park.