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 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
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
posted in Eastside Trail, Volunteer Programs // 05/07/14
By Ethan Davidson Originally published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 6, 2014. Something is happening in Atlanta. On the surface it doesn’t seem extraordinary, but upon further reflection, it is. When you visit the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, two miles of what will be a 22-mile streetcar transit and trail corridor — particularly on […] Read more
posted in Eastside Trail, Volunteer // 03/25/14
Bring on the charm! Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta Bicycle Coalition volunteers are bringing an etiquette campaign out to the Eastside Trail on weekends in March and April to remind everyone how to keep the Atlanta BeltLine fun and enjoyable for all users. We call it #BeltLineCharm. You’ll see  friendly faces smiling over signs with simple reminders […] Read more
You may have noticed the structures on the hill across from Two Urban Licks on the Eastside Trail. These structures, called fascines, are part of the effort to reduce erosion and preserve the plantings on the hill. Made of natural materials, the fascines help catch sediment and organic debris, gradually building a layer of soil […] Read more
posted in Eastside Trail // 02/28/14
Part of what is exciting about the Atlanta BeltLine project is that there is so much history buried in Atlanta, and much of it can be found by exploring the rail corridor that loops the city. For those of you that love Atlanta as much as we do, seeing glimpses of the past makes the […] Read more
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