Piedmont Park Construction Temporarily Closes Hiking Trail

The expansion of Piedmont Park, led by the Piedmont Park Conservancy, is an exciting project that will make Atlanta’s signature greenspace even better. Due to its adjacency to the Atlanta BeltLine, sometimes their work requires the use of some of the Atlanta BeltLine interim hiking trail abutting the park. Currently,  Piedmont Park Conservancy work crews are building a new cul-de-sac at the end of Westminster Drive, which will temporarily close the interim hiking trail at Westminster Drive. The closure should last about two weeks starting from Monday, April 22. Fencing is installed on approximately 50 meters on each side of Westminster Drive, including the southern end of the bridge across Clear Creek. Those wishing to use the interim hiking trail should avoid this section for the next two weeks while work is underway.

Piedmont Park expansion closure map
The light blue section denotes where the Atlanta BeltLine interim hiking trail will close temporarily. The Piedmont Park expansion can be seen to the top right, between the path and Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive.

Want to learn more about the Piedmont Park expansion? The Conservancy is offering a behind-the-scenes walking tour on Sunday, April 28, 2013. From the Parkland Expansion Tour webpage:

Put your walking shoes on and bike, walk or jog over to Piedmont Park on Sunday, April 28th for a behind the scenes tour of newly created parkland that will give all surrounding neighborhoods new access to Atlanta’s favorite green oasis and the Beltline. The walking tour takes off at 4pm, from Piedmont Park Conservancy’s maintenance building (at the end of Westminster Drive off of Piedmont Avenue). Be the first to walk through Walker Woods, see Clear Creek restoration up close, cross the new foot bridges on Piedmont Commons and see the new gateways into the Park. You will also get an update on where the Conservancy is on the project, find out when it will be done and learn how you can help keep these new amenities in the same tip top condition we have come to expect in the historic Park.  Please walk, bike or take Marta and note that shoes must be closed toe and be fit for walking in dirt or gravel.  If you must drive, parking is available in the SAGE parking facility and on Westminster Drive.

Click here for more information and to reserve your spot on the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Expansion Tour.

Piedmont Park expansion map
This map from the Piedmont Park Conservancy shows the expansion in the context of the walking tour. North is to the right in this image.

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