1881 - Colonel L.P. Grant donates 100 acres for a city park.
1883 - Atlanta City Council accepts and establishes six member commission.
1888 - Steam car service to the park by Metropolitan Street Railway Co.
1889 - Zoo established through gift from George V. Cress.
1890 - Park acreage expanded to 131.5 acres.
1893 - "Battle of Atlanta" painting purchased and installed in Cyclorama.
1900 - Turn of the century Atlanta population 89,872.
1903 - John C. Olmstead begins a review of the park to develop a Master Plan.
1904 - Expansion of Lake Abana.
1909 - 1912 - Olmestead completes general and planting plans for park.
1916 - Olmstead Master Plan adopted by City Council.
1915 - 1920 - Stone gates built at several entrances to the park.
1921 - New building constructed to house the Cyclorama.
1935 - Zoo collection expanded by 84 animals and 100 birds.
1934 - 1936 - WPA funds used to make "Battle of Atlanta" painting three-dimensional.
1950 - 1960s - Grant Park neighborhood loses economic strength. Zoo expands.
1950 - 1985 - Over 3,000 trees are lost due to overuse and soil compaction.
1960 - 1972 - Lake Abana drained. Zoo and ball fields expanded resulting in more tree loss.
1973 - 1988 - Cherokee Avenue parking lot added; recreation center, parking and pool added in northeast section.
1994 - Bond referendum for infrastructure and park improvements (approximately $2 million alllocated for Grant Park).
1996 - City of Atlanta Parks Bureau commissions development of Grant Park Master Plan.
1996 - 1998 - Consultants work with citizen advisory group in development of Master Plan.
1998 - First fund raising effort as preoceeds from Moth Ball are given to the Conservancy.
1998 - First park clean up sponsored by the Grant Park Conservancy.
1999 - Atlanta City Council adopts newly developed Grant Park Master Plan.
1999 - The Grant Park Conservancy incorporates in the state of Georgia and commits to the restoration of Grant Park.
2000 - The Grant Park Conservancy receives non-profit designation from the IRS
2003 - Grant Park Conservancy opens first free-standing office. Partners with Home Depot, KaBOOM!, Grant Park Parent Network, BellSouth, Harland Foundation, and hundreds of individuals to install a new playground.
2004 - PricewaterhouseCoopers' Hands On Grant Park