We are committed to the safety and health of our citizens. As the fight against the COVID 19 continues, all nature led program's are cancelled and county parks will remain open for outdoor use. If you visit a park, or any other public location, follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and including those for social distancing.
Mason Mill Park contains a 120-acre forest with a network of some of the nicest hiking and biking trails in the county. The South Peachtree Creek Trail is a multi-use boardwalk and paved route that connects Mason Mill Park, Medlock Park, the Leafmore neighborhood, and Emory University. A network of soft surface trails also provides miles of hiking opportunities within Mason Mill, Ira B. Melton, and Medlock Parks. The forest is also the location of the old Decatur Waterworks, which is on the National Historic Registry.
Directions, hours, and park rules
Directions: 1340 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033-3539
Park Hours: Dawn to dusk
Naturalist Programs - Free and Open to All!
Find other Naturalist Programs at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve
Calendar of Programs (Mason Mill orange, Arabia green):
Meet the Ranger
DeKalb County Park Naturalist, Jonah McDonald, is stationed at Mason Mill Park and leads nature programs that are open to the public, coordinates volunteer activities, and serves as point person for safety and maintenance at the park. Before working for the county, Jonah ran outdoors programs for independent schools, led history tours, and wrote a hiking guidebook about Atlanta-area trails. Join Ranger Jonah for a hike at Mason Mill!
We are in the process of developing an official trail map. Follow this link to view an interactive map of the South Peachtree Creek Trail: PATH map
Mason Mill Park: At the corner of McConnell Drive and Mason Mill Rd, near the DeKalb Tennis Center
Medlock Park: Western end of the Scott Circle parking lot near the baseball fields
Ira B. Melton Park: 2080 Desmond Drive, directly across from Park Lane (street parking only)
Leafmore neighborhood: PATH trailhead at N. Druid Hills Road and Spring Creek Road (street parking on Spring Creek only)
Mason Mill dog park directions: N. Jamestown Rd & Blackshear Dr.
See something on the trails? If Ranger Jonah’s not around, use the free iNaturalist app to help figure out what you saw.
View all iNaturalist observations at Mason Mill Park.
Other things to do at Mason Mill Park
Plus a dog park, playground, pavilions, multi-use fields, and a community garden.