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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posted in Eastside Trail, Learn // 09/17/14
Last Friday, Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable brought visitors to the Atlanta BeltLine on a tour of the Eastside Trail guided by representatives of Trees Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. The early morning walk down the Eastside Trail from Piedmont Park to Ponce de Leon was attended by 50 people, who learned about various aspects of sustainability on […] Read more
posted in Access Points, Eastside Trail // 08/28/14
Willoughby Way flows into the parking lot for the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. The other side of the skatepark is bordered by the Eastside Trail. You can access the park and the trail via Willoughby Way, which is directly off of Ralph McGill Boulevard. This park is Atlanta’s first public skatepark, and was designed with […] Read more
posted in Access Points, Construction Updates, Events // 08/27/14
The Eastside Trail Gateway is officially open! In a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed, the Gateway opened on Friday, August 22, connecting the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Gateway project, which broke ground in January of this year, has been a highly anticipated connection for the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, and […] Read more
posted in Eastside Trail // 08/20/14
We need your help, Atlanta BeltLine users! Material testing for a 3-foot wide soft shoulder begins today, when about 100 feet of Flexi-Pave will be poured along the trail near Freedom Parkway. Flexi-Pave, a permeable material made of recycled rubber and small stones, has more give than concrete, but is sturdy and durable enough to […] Read more
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
City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs awarded one of 66 “Our Town” Projects Selected Nationwide for Project on the Atlanta BeltLine Atlanta – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced plans to award 66 Our Town grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states in the Our Town program’s fourth […] Read more
Project Receives Authorization from Federal Highway Administration to Proceed with Construction Bidding; Final design complete and right-of-way acquired by June 30 deadline Atlanta – On June 30, the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail project reached a major project milestone. Working with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the City of Atlanta and […] Read more
posted in Construction Updates, Westside Trail // 07/15/14
The newest Westside Trail renderings are here! Visit the Westside Trail construction page for more information, and get the latest progress update here. 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
Atlanta BeltLine part of national rails-to-trails movement to spur economic development, healthy lifestyles and alternative transportation options ATLANTA, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $5 million grant to develop the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the nation’s largest urban redevelopment programs that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and […] Read more
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