1. Public art around Johns Creek
Tour the unique gateway markers created by William Massey and visit our latest addition; Eric Strauss’ Entwined Strength horse sculpture at Bell Road/Boles Road roundabout.
The Johns Creek Tunnel contains a 130-foot mural that spans the pedestrian underpass at Medlock Bridge Road and State Route 141. Designed by internationally acclaimed New Delhi-based artist Hanif Kureshi, the mural is Kureshi’s first work to be completed in the United States. The Johns Creek Tunnel is accessible from the parking lot at the Hampton Inn Johns Creek and Hilton Garden Inn Johns Creek.
The Interactive Chair Mural in Newtown Park is titled “Everyone Has a Seat at the Creek”. It’s a unique piece that represents aspects of Johns Creek and promotes inclusion in a fun, whimsical way. The mural was created by international street artist Kelsey Montague and each of the six chairs has a special meaning. The Bridge Chair celebrates the six bridges found at Johns Creek. The tallest, the butterfly chair, was designed to represent the cultural diversity of Johns Creek with over 50 languages spoken, as well as our myriad of beautiful parks. The Globe Chair, the smallest, represents our global community spreading love and acceptance. As this is a large community with special needs, the last chair was designed to be lower in height to allow everyone to experience inclusion.
2. Veterans Memorial Walk in Newtown Park
The Veterans Memorial Walk in Newtown Park stands as a symbol of remembrance and respect for those who served in the United States Armed Forces. The four-acre memorial features a paved path circling a peaceful fountain, as well as sponsored granite benches, a grand entrance plaza, and a wooden pavilion. Along the trail, black granite memorials pay homage to each conflict beginning with World War I and include special memorials to Purple Heart Recipients, POW/MIAs and Women in Service. The Memorial Walk is sponsored by the Johns Creek Veterans Association.
3. The Healing Wall in Newtown Park
The Wall That Heals is a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, honoring members of the US military who served during the Vietnam War and includes the names of the more than 58,000 people who created The Ultimate have sacrifice. The Wall That Heals was previously part of a traveling monument until 2018, when the City of Johns Creek announced the installation and permanent location for the replica in Newtown Park.
4. Newtown Dream Dog Park
One of the best dog parks in the United States is in Newtown Park. This 1-acre fenced-in area includes artificial grass, sprinklers for dogs to play, obstacles for play, and water fountains for people and pets. It offers separate off-leash areas for large and small dogs, as well as benches, shelters and shady trees.
5. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Spanning a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area consists of 16 distinct areas beginning below Lake Lanier Dam in Forsyth County and ending at Peachtree Creek in Greater Atlanta. The river is accessible from five locations on or near Johns Creek.
6. Our own craft brewery
Named for the six bridges that once crossed the Chattahoochee at Johns Creek, Six Bridges Brewing is ready to welcome you and your friends. Their taproom features 16 different taps stocking the freshest beer you can drink, large screens to watch your favorite sports, board games, high tables and an outdoor beer garden with shaded picnic tables. Factory tours are a must. Dogs and children are allowed on the property. Keep an eye on their calendar for special events like cornhole tournaments, comedy nights, and food trucks.
7. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
Set on 46 acres of canyon forest, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center offers over 3 miles of scenic hiking trails that meander past a creek, rocky shoals, wildflowers and a variety of native Georgia plants. Historic farms and exhibits from the late 19th century have been carefully collected to make up the Autrey Mill Heritage Village, complete with a general store, historic church, farmhouse and smokehouse. Be sure to visit the visitor center and live animal exhibit. Autrey Mill also offers a variety of programs and events focusing on science, nature and cultural history.
8. Johns Creek Arts Center
With changing art exhibitions throughout the year and an annual Christmas market starting in late November, the Arts Center is a great place to visit during your stay in the city. Check our events calendar for upcoming weekend workshops and community events. If you’re staying longer, consider taking an art class or sending your child to their award-winning summer camp. The Johns Creek Arts Center is also the perfect place to host a small gathering or meeting in a unique creative space, with flexible event setup options to suit your needs.
9. Cricket match at Shakerag Park
Do you love the game of cricket? Shakerag Park has the first cricket scoreboard in Georgia and the only cricket batting cages in the Southeast. Watch a high school cricket game here on most Saturdays and Sundays. Visit www.jccricket.org/ for more information.
10. Award Winning Food
Checked fabric or white linen? Napkin in the lap or in the collar? With an exceptional variety of ambiences and atmospheres, there is a restaurant to suit every appetite, occasion and budget. From creative cooking classes to fine dining, Johns Creek offers an exceptional variety of restaurants from around the world with more than 125 restaurants from over 25 countries within city limits. Join us on a journey around the world to discover everything from the aromatic spices of Indian tandoor to the rich, savory sauces of Italian cuisine, without ever crossing the Atlantic.
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