Peachtree Heights East
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The Duck Pond Park is privately owned by Peachtree Heights East. Members and Friends of the Park fund all of the park maintenance and improvement and security services. All parties, events, professional and commercial photography or filming, classes, etc. must be reserved in advance. All rental fees are used to maintain and improve the Duck Pond Park.
Everyone, including paid members and Friends of the Park, must reserve the park for professional and commercial photography or filming, parties, and other events and classes. All Park Rules must be observed.
The Duck Pond Park is a wonderful location for your next event. This 7.5-acre park includes several different locations that are suitable for any theme—from a rustic retreat to a formal garden party. The Duck Pond is one of just two large privately-owned parks in Buckhead, and it is perfectly situated for easy access from all parts of the city. Better yet, there are no restrictions on who you can hire for your event.
Suggested Event Areas
The Great Lawn: This 30,000 square foot lawn borders the Duck Pond on Demorest Avenue and includes the Perennial Garden. It is a great area for casual events.
The Great Lawn: This 30,000 square foot lawn borders the Duck Pond on Demorest Avenue and includes the Perennial Garden. It is a great area for casual events.
The Lower Park: On the corner of Parkside Avenue and Lindbergh, this area features a large flat lawn and lots of shade. This is a beautiful green area if you want to be away from the Pond, ducks, and geese. It has a natural “bowl” shape, perfect for screening movies or small concerts.
Rental Policies for Events at Duck Pond Park
  • Renters must pay the appropriate fee and damage deposit and sign the Park Use Agreement. 
  • The discounted fee structure for PHENA and Friends of the Park applies only to social events personally hosted by that member. PHENA members and Friends of the Park may not use their discounted rate to benefit a non-resident or non-member. PHENA members and Friends of the Park hosting events for business purposes must pay the full non-discounted rate.
  • All events, whether there is a fee or not, must have the PHENA Reserved Event sign displayed.
  • After the event, the required $500 damage deposit will be returned once trash is removed and the Parks are deemed undamaged.
  • Evening events must end by 11 p.m. Music and amplifiers are permitted and must observe the 10 p.m. curfew per City of Atlanta regulations.
  • Posted neighborhood parking restrictions must be observed. For large events, the renter should make arrangements for off-site parking and shuttle service. Depending on the day and time, the three large churches in the neighborhood may rent their parking facilities.
  • Events with 50 or more guests must retain an off-duty police officer.
  • After the Park Use Agreement (if required) is signed and payment is received, a reserved sign will be displayed during the event or photo session to signal compliance with rules, procedures, and payment.
  • Report unauthorized users to
Rental Rates
All events must be reserved and paid for in advance. 
Events and Classes
(Maximum 5 Hours)
PHENA Members
& Friends of the Park
Events with up to 25 guests No charge -
reservation required
Events with 26-50 guests
Events with 51-100 guests
Events with 101-150 guests**
Instruction classes
No charge -
reservation required
$25 individual/hour
$75 group/hour
School and service organizations
(Brownies, Scouts, etc.) including adults
No charge -
reservation required

25 or less: $25
26-50: $50
51+: $100
Children's parties, limit 25, including adults.
No generators or inflatables allowed.

No charge -
reservation required
* $500 damage deposit is in addition to the rental fee and will be returned if the Park is undamaged.
**Larger groups will be considered.
Mail payments to:
Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood Association
ATTN: Park Rentals
P.O. Box 550254
Atlanta GA 30355

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Photography and Commercial Filming
The Duck Pond Park is an iconic Atlanta location for professional family or bridal photography, commercial photography and filming. The Park is surrounded by historic homes with lovely gardens. There are many beautiful shots of the pond, the long vistas, woods, and streams.
  • Professional photo sessions are $50 for the use of the park. Discounts are given to PHENA Members and Friends of the Park.
  • Film companies and other commercial photography shall pay $350 hour/$2,500 per day.
  • Reservations are required. Contact
  • Payments for commercial filming and photography should be mailed to the address above or paid online:
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