Mixing Health and Fun on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail Corridor

By Chuck Meadows, Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership This article originally appeared in the ThoughtLeaders column of the Saporta Report on April 26, 2016. A big part of our mission at the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is to empower the residents of Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods by working with partner organizations specifically in the areas of health, housing and hope: Promoting … Continue Reading →

Cycling Kits, Zippy Carbon Road Bikes, and Bike Trailers – Oh My!

Where else in Atlanta can you find folks wearing full cycling kits and riding zippy carbon road bikes alongside a family towing a child’s trailer behind a mountain bike? These were just a few of the fascinating sights to be seen at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Tour de BeltLine. On Saturday, June 13th, about 500 … Continue Reading →

Washington Park at the corner of Lena St and Ollie St in southwest Atlanta.

Park of the Month: Washington Park

The Atlanta BeltLine is so much more than just trails, and our parks are true gems along the city’s “emerald necklace.” We hope our “Park of the Month” series will help you find greenspaces on the Atlanta BeltLine that you haven’t discovered yet, and maybe even show you something new about your favorite parks! May’s Park of the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Night at the Braves Recap

Atlanta BeltLine fans joined us for the 6th annual Atlanta BeltLine Night at the Braves on Tuesday, Sept. 16, when the Atlanta Braves competed against the Washington Nationals. The Nationals took home the victory, but a good time was had by all! We were excited to offer a Happy Hour leading up to the game … Continue Reading →

2014 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade time lapse.

Thousands of Participants Lit Up the 2014 Lantern Parade!

Something truly amazing was in the air on Saturday night at the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. Everyone was abuzz with anticipation about the event: How big would the crowd be? Would we see even more fantastic giant lanterns? Most importantly, would we recapture the magic of last year’s parade, when more than 10,000 people came to … Continue Reading →

Mayor Reed leading the ribbon-cutting of the Eastside Trail Gateway.

Recap: The Eastside Trail Gateway is Open!

The Eastside Trail Gateway is officially open! In a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed, the Gateway opened on Friday, August 22, connecting the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Gateway project, which broke ground in January of this year, has been a highly anticipated connection for the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, and … Continue Reading →

Mayor Reed to Lead Eastside Trail Gateway Grand Opening

The Gateway Trail connecting the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park opens August 22 ATLANTA –The Eastside Trail Gateway, an ADA-accessible path connecting Historic Fourth Ward Park to the Eastside Trail, officially opens at 11 a.m. on August 22 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed. The Gateway begins across from the Angier … Continue Reading →

500+ Cyclists Convened at Sold-Out Atlanta BeltLine 7th Annual Bicycle Tour

More than 500 cyclists geared up for the sold-out, Atlanta BeltLine 7th Annual Bicycle Tour on Saturday, June 14 – presented by the Atlanta Beltline Partnership and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Bike Angels led cyclists through 45 Atlanta neighborhoods while tracing the current and proposed Atlanta BeltLine corridor. “We were overwhelmed with the response to … Continue Reading →

Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine 2014

Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine 2014

Bamboo – and lots of it – was on the chopping block for Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine 2014! Over 60 volunteers ignored the gloomy forecast and came out to the interim hiking trail north of the Eastside Trail early Saturday morning, April 19, 2014. After meeting in the parking lot of Park Tavern … Continue Reading →

One Day on Earth in Atlanta

One Day in Atlanta is coming, and they want your participation. One Day on Earth is a collaborative media project that spans several cities, including Atlanta. The participatory project encourages anyone with a camera – even if it’s just a camera-phone – to document a specific day in the city. Watch the trailer below: On April … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Streets Alive is Coming to the West End!

The streets of the West End are coming alive! Atlanta Streets Alive, organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, is introducing a new route. On April 20, from 2-6 p.m., a 2.7-mile loop in the West End will be closed to traffic and opened to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-vehicular activities. This event encourages people to … Continue Reading →

Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine Offers a Day of Fun and Physical Fitness at Boulevard Crossing Park

Grab your friends, bring out the family, head on over – just don’t miss Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine. This free, fun-filled day of sports, fit­ness, nutri­tion, and edu­ca­tion offers separate fields for family activities and adult activities, ensuring a day of fun for everyone. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Atlanta ContactPoint have partnered … 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 →

Eastside Trail Gateway Groundbreaking Recap

Even though the weather was chilly last Friday, the sun was shining and the skies were blue as officials and community members began to move dirt on the Eastside Trail Gateway. An enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people turned out to see the first shovels go into the ground. When completed, the Gateway path will be … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Map

2013 – A Year in Review

Last Tuesday was the fourth and final Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing of 2013. We took the opportunity to present the public with a recap of Atlanta BeltLine progress and events from the past year, and now we want to offer it to our online audience in blog form. Here it is: 2013 – A Year in … Continue Reading →

Sweetwater: Brew Your Cask Off

Try the Limited Edition BeltLine Brew: TransformationALE

The Atlanta BeltLine’s own Ryan Gravel rolled up his sleeves to help formulate “BeltLine Brew,” a limited edition new flavor that will be introduced at the Sweetwater “Brew Your Cask Off” competition. Judges will select their favorite new beer – and YOU can vote for BeltLine Brew in the People’s Choice category. Winners will be … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup

Dozens of Atlanta Youth Enjoy the First Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup

Nearly 40 youth between the ages of five and 19 joined us for the first Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup – presented by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Soccer in the Streets – on Sunday, October 27 at D.H. Stanton Park. With walk-up registrations and game-day team formations, the event provided an opportunity for all to … Continue Reading →

Chris Leinberger, ARC State of the Region, Development of Excellence, WalkUPs, Eastside Trail, Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine Wins ARC Development of Excellence Award

On Friday, November 1, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) held its annual State of the Region Breakfast. At the event, the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail received the  ARC’s Development of Excellence Award for “Exceptional Merit for Adaptive Reuse.” Staff from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and the PATH Foundation were on hand to accept the award. … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine to Dedicate Iron Column Sculpture

Atlanta – On Friday, November 8, at 10 am officials from Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and IIDA Georgia will dedicate a permanent piece of art on the Eastside Trail next to Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. Weighing over 13 tons, “Iron Column,” by Phil Proctor, was installed in late … Continue Reading →

Intro to FitWit on the Atlanta BeltLine

Join Us for Free, Fun Fitness on the Atlanta BeltLine through November!

Aerobics, Bike Riding, and Trail Yoga – Oh My! The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is encouraging Atlantans to get out and get active on the Atlanta BeltLine, and is making that easier through new health programming that includes free, fun fitness activities at parks and trails around the Atlanta BeltLine. From aerobics to FitWit and REI-led … Continue Reading →

Santiago Paramo, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Performance Finale

We hope you’ve had a blast at the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine performances this year! Though the visual art will be on exhibition through November, the performances came to a close last weekend with a packed lineup of dance, music, theater and other interactive performances. Crossover Movement Arts and Pete Peterson made their second … Continue Reading →

2013 Bang the Big Drum

Atlanta BeltLine Night at the Braves is a Hit!

Two hundred excited fans joined us for the 5th annual Atlanta BeltLine Night at the Braves on Tuesday, Sept. 24, when our own Eastern Division champions defeated the Milwaukee Brewers with a 3-to- 2 victory. A number of special activities and opportunities made the event fun for all, beginning with the Atlanta BeltLine Reception at … Continue Reading →

Nesting Resonants, Allene Avenue, southwest corridor, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Brings Performances to the West Side!

The weather was absolutely beautiful for the performances last Sunday in the southwest corridor, despite rain day on Saturday. (By the way, Saturday’s performances have been rescheduled for October 5 in Gordon White Park, so you don’t have to miss a thing!) Mass Transit Muse opened the afternoon with another dynamic performance, with poetry… …music… … … Continue Reading →