Lantern Parade

More than 10,000 people lit the Eastside Trail with lanterns at the 2013 Lantern Parade.
Photo Credit: Sinan Sinharoy

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People sometimes ask us what we’ve learned from the time we started building the Atlanta BeltLine, and often the answer is: “Expect the unexpected.” Because we are working with and remediating a 100+ year old railroad corridor, it isn’t uncommon that the documents and records have been lost over the years, leaving our team to […] Read more
Nothing signals that summer is coming like a splashpad opening! The weather is warming up, and all splashpads in Atlanta BeltLine parks are officially open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. You can check them out in the following parks: D. H. Stanton, Historic Fourth Ward Park, and Perkerson Park. Be on the lookout for other […] Read more
posted in Historic Fourth Ward Park, Progress // 05/06/14
The Atlantic Cities published a thoughtful and nuanced look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s progress-to-date and potential for transformative impact on Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods: “Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?” Local writer Rebecca Burns calls the transit-oriented development of the Atlanta BeltLine “magical” and notes that some of the excitement stems from the 22-mile loop’s […] Read more
posted in Events, Gordon White Park, West End Trail // 04/07/14
The streets of the West End are coming alive! Atlanta Streets Alive, organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, is introducing a new route. On April 20, from 2-6 p.m., a 2.7-mile loop in the West End will be closed to traffic and opened to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-vehicular activities. This event encourages people to […] Read more
posted in Better You, Boulevard Crossing Park // 04/07/14
Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine with Atlanta ContactPoint was an amazing collection of dozens of sports and activities, with more than 600 folks from all around Atlanta coming to join in a day of play and recreation. Warm, sunny weather combined with Boulevard Crossing Park’s open and spacious fields made for the perfect setting […] Read more
posted in Better You, Boulevard Crossing Park, Events // 03/25/14
Grab your friends, bring out the family, head on over – just don’t miss Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine. This free, fun-filled day of sports, fit­ness, nutri­tion, and edu­ca­tion offers separate fields for family activities and adult activities, ensuring a day of fun for everyone. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta ContactPoint have partnered […] Read more
Have you seen the January 2014 issue of Planning Magazine? The new issue of the American Planning Association’s national publication is all about Atlanta, and the Atlanta BeltLine features prominently. An excerpt from Planning Atlanta, a book due out in April 2014, takes a look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s beginnings, its grassroots growth, and its progress with an essay […] Read more
On the heels of receiving the EPA’s National Smart Growth Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, today’s AJC featured op ed columns from local celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun and Heather McTeer Toney, the EPA Region 4 Administrator, on how the Atlanta BeltLine is good for local business and a national model for […] Read more
Even though the weather was chilly last Friday, the sun was shining and the skies were blue as officials and community members began to move dirt on the Eastside Trail Gateway. An enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people turned out to see the first shovels go into the ground. When completed, the Gateway path will be […] Read more
posted in Atlanta BeltLine News, Parks, Trails // 01/14/14
The Gateway path will connect the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park  ATLANTA – The groundbreaking for the Eastside Trail Gateway will be led by Mayor Kasim Reed on Friday, January 17 at 10 a.m. The Gateway will be an ADA-accessible trail that will connect Historic Fourth Ward Park directly to the two-mile paved portion […] Read more
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