The original Stone Mountain granite structure of the building was built in 1905 as horse stables for local racing enthusiasts and transformed into the Men’s Club and golf clubhouse in 1928. In 1990 the building was renovated and opened as a restaurant and special events facility. The current owners, Paul and Angela Smith, purchased the building in June 1999 and renamed the restaurant Park Tavern. In 2001 Park Tavern began hosting weddings, corporate and private events in the Piedmont Room—the upstairs event space overlooking Piedmont Park. The Piedmont Garden Tent facility was added in 2004 to provide a unique outdoor garden-style venue for weddings, corporate and private events. Today, the special events team produces almost 200 weddings a year in addition to numerous corporate and social events. Park Tavern, the Piedmont Room and Piedmont Garden Tent facilities have had the honor of hosting several large fundraising events, annual festivals such as Oyster-Crawfish Festival and Lucky Day, and concerts featuring musical talents such as Bon Jovi, Collective Soul and Maroon 5.
Single Stream Recycling is a process that allows Park Tavern staff the convenience of placing all of our recyclables into the same collection receptacle without having to sort based on type of material. Both the collection and processing systems of this program are designed to handle a mixture of recyclable material.
How it works: Park Tavern uses covered receptacles throughout the restaurant to collect empty plastic water bottles, beer bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic cups. A recycling truck from American Disposal Services picks up the collected material and transports it to a facility where the items are sorted. Once sorted, the materials are collected by a 3rd party to be reprocessed and remanufactured into new, reusable products.
Since there is no need for sorting, there is a huge increase in the volume of recyclable materials collected. The recycling efforts improve our community cleanliness by cutting back on littering and reduced trash. These efforts also reduce the amount of waste entering landfills.