More than Just Trees

With spring in full bloom, the colors along the Atlanta BeltLine are coming into view. The trees, plants, and flowers that brighten the corridor do more than just provide beautiful backdrop; they enhance the lives of all those who step outside and utilize the Atlanta BeltLine. Our partners at Trees Atlanta are building the Atlanta … Continue Reading →

When Corporate Partners Come Together

On April 12, 2016, Georgia’s Own Credit Union (GOCU), in partnership with Park Pride, held a volunteer service day along the City of Atlanta’s Arthur Langford, Jr. Park. The event highlighted how by working together, organizations across the City can play a key role in taking care of the communities where they conduct business touching … Continue Reading →

Brownfield Remediation on the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is reclaiming space on the footprint of Atlanta’s industrial history. By its very nature, the project has required extensive assessment and remediation to prepare sites like the Eastside Trail corridor and Historic Fourth Ward Park to be the public amenities they are today. The road to remediation has been a long one … Continue Reading →

Team Effort to Clean Up Northside Trail and Tanyard Creek

On Thursday, October 16, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., Post Properties, and Chatham Landscape teamed up for a work day along the Northside Trail in Tanyard Creek Park. More than 80 people from both organizations came out early in the morning to do some heavy work in the park and the creek and were welcomed by Dave … Continue Reading →

Magnolia tree on the Eastside Trail next to old Crackers' stadium

Saving the Southern Magnolia on the Eastside Trail

The majestic magnolia that towers over the Eastside Trail just north of Ponce de Leon Ave has withstood the test of time and seen many changes in its surroundings over the years. Once a feature of the original Ponce de Leon Park (and, later, Spiller Field) where the Atlanta Crackers played minor league baseball, the … Continue Reading →

Erosion control on hill across from Two Urban Licks

Erosion Control and Planting on the Eastside Trail

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 … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine's Organic Land Care Symposium 2013

Organic Land Care Symposium 2014

If you haven’t registered for the Atlanta BeltLine Organic Land Care Symposium, there is still time! The all-day event will be held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, August 25, and includes your choice of two morning educational sessions, a speakers’ roundtable, an afternoon session, and an address from our keynote speaker. Breakfast, lunch, and a … Continue Reading →

Turner volunteers plant first fruit trees at the urban agriculture site

We are always so thankful for our volunteers, and this year, Turner Volunteer Day brought folks out to the Urban Agriculture site on the southwest corridor. Employees from Turner Broadcasting come together annually to volunteer for nonprofits, and over 90 Atlanta Turner employees came out to the Urban Agriculture site this year. Twenty-six trees were planted, including three … Continue Reading →

National Brownfields Conference 2013

Recap: 2013 National Brownfields Conference

The 2013 National Brownfields Conference came to Atlanta on May 15 of this year, and the Atlanta BeltLine was a prominent presence. The Conference convenes every 18 months and is the largest event in the nation focusing on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Brownfields are defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as property that has … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine over Buford-Spring Connector - aerial photo

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Awards Atlanta BeltLine $600,000 Grant

Atlanta BeltLine to be Featured Prominently in Upcoming National Brownfields Conference ATLANTA – With approximately 1,100 acres of former industrial sites along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, brownfield remediation is a significant component of this 22-mile urban redevelopment project. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the significance of the Atlanta BeltLine and, on May 8 awarded … Continue Reading →

Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine 2013

Recap: Atlanta BeltLine Earth Day 2013

Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. spearheaded this year’s successful Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine. With additional support from Park Pride, the Atlanta Community ToolBank, District 2 City Council Member Kwanza Hall, and neighborhood partners, over 300 volunteers tirelessly planted 1.5 acres of native grasses (roughly 20,000 individual grass plugs), … Continue Reading →

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Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine

Registration is underway for the 2013 Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, and neighborhood partners are working together to plant native grass along the Eastside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine to … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine and Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment

An aspect of the Atlanta BeltLine that is one of the project’s pillars, but receives less attention than parks, trails and transit, is brownfield remediation. From a regulatory perspective, brownfields have a very specific definition, but the term is often used to describe a location with some degree of contamination. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s program management … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Historic Fourth Ward Park – A Development of Excellence

Historic Fourth Ward Park from Atlanta Regional Commission on Vimeo. On Friday, October 12, the Atlanta Regional Commission bestowed its highest honor upon Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Development of Excellence Award. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Department of Watershed Management, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Trust for … Continue Reading →

Master Plan Rendering Subarea 1

Critical Federal Environmental Study Completed

For the past four years, the transit and transportation team at the Atlanta BeltLine has worked tirelessly towards completion of a critical study that lays the groundwork for future federal funding. The Tier 1 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) determines the alignment of transit and trails in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, advances transit implementation, and makes … Continue Reading →

Ponce bridge on the Eastside Trail

Eastside Trail Construction Update

Work on the Eastside Trail has been progressing steadily through the summer. This transformative project will change the way people move around town, connecting neighborhoods to each other like never before and creating sorely needed public space that will redefine the city. We have been receiving many questions in person, through Facebook, Twitter and our … Continue Reading →

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On the Atlanta BeltLine and Cities Around the World

Ryan Gravel recently authored a piece for CNN.com that looks at the Atlanta BeltLine, and projects like it, and how they change people’s perceptions of the places in which they live, and want to live. His conclusion: “…whether they look to district-scaled projects like the South Bronx Greenway in New York or Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon, or to city scaled … Continue Reading →

Image from "Retrofitting Suburbia" by Designing Healthy Communities

“Retrofitting Suburbia” – Coming to PBA June 18

Mark your calendars or set your DVRs – an important new program is coming to PBA 30 on Monday, June 18 at 11 pm called “Retrofitting Suburbia.” It is the first of a four episode series by Designing Healthy Communities hosted by Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH. Here is the gist: A provocative new 4-hour series, “Designing … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine’s Organic Land Care Symposium Spreads Its Roots

Students, educators, landscape architects, lawn care and garden professionals, purveyors of fine soils and compost teas, and more filled three classrooms at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for the second annual Organic Land Care Symposium from the Atlanta BeltLine. Since the event’s inception last year, we had a 56 percent increase in attendance, which is an … Continue Reading →

Second Annual Atlanta BeltLine Organic Land Care Symposium

Learn the latest in sustainable landscaping in special event on March 5, 2012 Atlanta, March 1, 2012 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is hosting the second annual Organic Land Care Symposium on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. From backyard maintenance to the management of public spaces, attendees will learn about a variety of techniques … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine Invites You to Its First Organic Land Care Symposium

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Will Host the Symposium on Thursday, March 24 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta, February 15, 2011 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is hosting its first-ever Organic Land Care Symposium at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Thursday, March 24, 2011. The symposium will provide attendees with insights into the benefits and techniques of … Continue Reading →