Skyline Park Atlanta is the essence of “old-timey” fun in the heart of Atlanta. Perched high above the hustle and bustle of Ponce de Leon Ave. atop Ponce City Market, the amusement park has become one of the most popular destinations in the city for those seeking delicious food, refreshments, and good times.
A Slice of Summer – the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s (ABP) annual celebration of its Supporter Perks program and the arrival of summer – was held this past Sunday afternoon at this incredible rooftop venue. From 1:00 – 4:00 pm a crowd of close to 300 enjoyed spectacular views of the Eastside Trail, mini-golf, games and rides, tunes from DJ Salah Ananse, and delicious food and beverages. Also included in the $49 admission cost: a full year of Supporter Perks Trekker Level benefits.
One of the most popular rides at Skyline Park offers an incredible view of the Eastside Trail and the Buckhead skyline in the distance. Photo credit: John Becker.
Attendees were also treated to an amazing pop-up opera performance from The Atlanta Opera – selections from their current performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – featuring soprano Vanessa Becerra (top image below) and baritone Joseph Lattanzi. This performance is part of the Belting on the BeltLine initiative which will bring even more pop-up opera performances to locations along the Atlanta BeltLine later this year.
Photo credit (two images above): TheCordell Photoraphy
ABP’s Supporter Perks program offers discounts and specials at a variety of Atlanta BeltLine businesses – great restaurants, entertainment events, fitness activities, salon services and more. Pure Taqueria Inman Park, Two Urban Licks, King of Pops, Tasilli’s Raw Reality Cafe, Hammonds House Museum, and Beetlecat are just a few examples. Donations to the Supporter Perks program support the vision of the Atlanta BeltLine and the important events and programming provided by the Partnership.
Good times with great friends for a worthwhile cause! Photo credit: TheCordell Photography (top two images) and John Becker (bottom image)
The Partnership thanks our generous sponsors Skyline Park Atlanta, Perennial Properties, Hand-Picked Atlanta, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Wild Heaven Beer for their support of this year’s event. Thanks also to Essentia for providing water and TheCordell Photography for providing event photography services for A Slice of Summer.
Next Up? The Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5k/8k
ABP’s next event is the Westside 5k/8k on Saturday, July 14. This is always one of our most popular Run.Walk.Go! race series events and this year should be no exception. Our 2018 race starts and ends at the Lee + White development and we’re thrilled to be able to use the new Westside Trail extensively for this year’s course. The 8k option is new for 2018 and we’ve also added an afterparty at Monday Night Garage for your post-race enjoyment. Register here by June 14 to save $5 off the registration price. We hope to see many of you on the Westside in July!
We want to thank everyone for coming to this year’s event, we hope you enjoy your Trekker level Supporter Perks benefits for the next 12 months and we hope to see you all at A Slice of Summer 2019! Scroll down for more images from our event.
Skyline Park atop Ponce City Market offers a spectacular view of the Downtown and Midtown skylines. Photo credit: John Becker.
DJ Salah Ananse kept the tunes flowing and the crowd entertained. Photo credit: TheCordell Photography
Slide ride anyone? Photo credit: John Becker
How ’bout a round of mini-golf? Photo credit: John Becker
We absolutely agree, Skyline Park! Photo credit: John Becker
More shots of the pop-up opera performance. Photo credit: John Becker
Shooting hoops and racing horses – two popular game options. Photo credit: John Becker