Atlanta BeltLine to Host Eastside Trail Extension “Marking a Mile” Celebration on November 3

Ribbon-cutting will mark the opening of one-mile addition to the southern end of the Eastside Trail

The Eastside Trail where it meets Kirkwood Avenue. Photo by John Becker.

WHO:
Mayor Kasim Reed, City of Atlanta (Invited)
Natalyn Archibong, Atlanta City Councilmember, District 5
Lee Morris, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, District 3
Cynthia Briscoe Brown, Board Member, Atlanta Board of Education, Seat 8 At-Large
Brian McGowan, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Rob Brawner, Executive Director of The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

WHAT:
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership will host a “Marking A Mile” ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Eastside Trail’s southern extension. The addition runs for one mile from the previous terminus at Irwin Street south to the new terminus at Kirkwood Avenue. This segment signifies a joining of the Atlanta BeltLine loop between two disconnected railroads. It is a critical piece to realizing the vision of a full Atlanta BeltLine loop.

This new segment includes sensor lights and seven cameras integrated into the Atlanta Police Department’s Video Integration System (VIC).

The celebration will take place on the trail and alongside a grove of trees that feature a mulched walking path.

Funding for the southern extension of the Eastside Trail comes from the BeltLine Tax Allocation District, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, and Waterfall Foundation.

WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: On the Eastside Trail just north of Kirkwood Avenue in Reynoldstown, within Council District 5.
Map to 928 Kirkwood Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316.
Parking options available here

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Media Contacts:

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Office of Communications and Media Relations
100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303

Jenny Odom, Communications & Media Relations Manager                                         
(404) 477-3659, jodom@atlbeltline.org

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