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Blazing a Trail along the Northside
The Northside Trail through Tanyard Creek Park treats visitors to one of the most scenic stretches of the Atlanta BeltLine. The Northside Trail was the first segment of the Atlanta BeltLine trail to open on the north side of Atlanta, and it serves a connector for two previously existing trails.
With the opening of the Northside Trail in April 2010, the neighborhoods around Collier Hills are now linked by a continuous mile long trail. The updated trail traverses the Howard Property, “Cathedral Woods,” and Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta Memorial Park, completing a gap between the existing trail in Ardmore Park and another that terminates at the intersection of Northside Drive and Woodward Way.
Maintaining the Natural Order
The trail alignment through Tanyard Creek Park runs along the extreme western edge of the meadow. To minimize the visual impact on the meadow, the trail was routed through existing naturalization areas. Innovative environmental techniques were utilized to create new naturalization areas along the trail edge and between the trail and the creek. Design features were implemented to preserve historic growth and usher storm water runoff away from Tanyard Creek.
The trail from Ardmore Park to the Northside Drive and Woodward Way intersection was funded through a federal Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant and matching funds from the PATH Foundation. The trail’s design and construction were managed by the PATH Foundation.
Maintenance issues on the trail can be reported by calling and leaving a detailed message at 404.477.3687. If possible, take a photo and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember to always call 911 in the case of emergencies.