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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Historic Fourth Ward Park

The Gateway Trail connecting the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park opens August 22 ATLANTA –The Eastside Trail Gateway, an ADA-accessible path connecting Historic Fourth Ward Park to the Eastside Trail, officially opens at 11 a.m. on August 22 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed. The Gateway begins across from the Angier […] Read more
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
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
This year, the Atlanta BeltLine has been honored and recognized with several awards, including the ARC Development of Excellence Award and the Project of the Year Award from ULI Atlanta for Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Atlanta BeltLine is also receiving attention on a national scale. Altanta BeltLine, Inc. placed as a finalist in the ULI Jack […] Read more
As we approach the halfway point of the 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, now is the time to get out to the Atlanta BeltLine to see some art! The weather has been perfect for a daytime hike through the Southwest Trail, where you’ll see murals and sculptures along with the beautiful foliage of the […] Read more
The folks at Creative Loafing have once again been hard at work on their annual “Best of Atlanta” issue, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the Atlanta BeltLine with nods in seven categories from the staff and readers! The Southwest Trail was honored as the staff’s pick for Best Urban Hike for its “rustic splendor.” With […] Read more
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