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The old railroad corridor that now forms the Atlanta BeltLine bisects Lena Street in the Washington Park neighborhood to the west of downtown. You’ll find the interim hiking trail at the southwest corner of Washington Park at the western deadend of Lena Street coming from the direction of Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard. The trail is accessible from the Ashby MARTA station at the intersection of Joseph E. Lowery and Lena Street.
Historically, the north-south rail line divided these two neighborhoods. Now, they are connected east to west by the Lionel Hampton Trail and connected north to south by the Atlanta BeltLine’s interim hiking trail (and will be connected by transit in the future).
The trail is situated directly on Washington Park, a major greenspace with a tennis center, natatorium, pavilions, and playground. From here, you can hop onto the interim hiking trail (on foot or on mountain bike) and head south to Gordon White Park and then onto Adair Park. You can also link into the Atlanta BeltLine’s paved West End Trail. This segment is just one example of how the linear parkspace and transit of this project will serve to reconnect communities historically divided by railroads.
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