Perkerson Park is a 50-acre park in the Capitol View/Sylvan Hills neighborhoods. Originally, the park was the family farm of the Perkerson family. In the 1950s, they donated their land to the City of Atlanta, and the land was turned into a park. Perkerson Park is both an active and a passive park. Amenities include a relatively new playground, a recreation center, tennis courts, basketball courts, ballfields, and a pavilion. However, it also has open fields, a sizeable creek, and a small tract of woods. This area of the park is a good area to relax and escape from the activity of the rest of the park.