Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest Returns for Second Year September 9 & 10

Free, Two-Day Festival on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail Celebrates the Spirit of the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest, presented by XFINITY, returns for its second year on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark field. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Rival Entertainment are teaming … Continue Reading →

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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 →

Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta Awards Honor the Atlanta BeltLine Again!

The folks at Creative Loafing have once again been hard at work on their annual “Best of Atlanta” issue, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the Atlanta BeltLine with nods in seven categories from the staff and readers! The Southwest Trail was honored as the staff’s pick for Best Urban Hike for its “rustic splendor.” With … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park Wins ‘Project of the Year’ from ULI Atlanta

On Thursday, September 12, ULI Atlanta bestowed two great honors on Historic Fourth Ward Park, the “Award for Excellence” and “Project of the Year.” The last time ULI Atlanta gave the “Project of the Year” award was 2009. Historic Fourth Ward Park has received several awards since opening in the spring of 2011, but more important, … Continue Reading →

Railroad Artifact Sculpture Makes its Debut

Since receiving a donation from the Georgia Chapter of the International Interior Design Association to install a piece of permanent art made of rail artifacts from the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, we’ve been anticipating the piece’s debut. A panel selected Phil Proctor’s proposal out of 20 submissions, and we think the finished product looks even better in … 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 →

Willoughby Way improvements at Ralph McGill in Old Fourth Ward

Pedestrian Improvements Complete on Willoughby Way

The Atlanta BeltLine recently completed street improvements on Willoughby Way, the residential street that leads to the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. With the opening of Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, the Atlanta BeltLine sought to address increased traffic on Willoughby Way. The wide intersection at Ralph McGill Boulevard and Willoughby Way presented challenges for pedestrians crossing and for … Continue Reading →

Speaking of Urban Oases…

Atlanta Magazine picked our very own Historic Fourth Ward Park as “Best New Urban Oasis” in its annual “Best of Atlanta” issue. Thank you Atlanta Magazine!

Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark to Open

Grand Opening Celebration on June 11 to include Skate Demonstrations, Music and Fun Atlanta, June 9, 2011 – This Saturday, June 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Atlanta’s first skatepark will open as part of Historic Fourth Ward Park on the Atlanta BeltLine. The Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is one of three new parks opening as … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Wins $25,000 Grant from Tony Hawk Foundation

Atlanta Receives Largest Gift Among 19 National Grant Recipients Atlanta, May 6, 2010 – The Tony Hawk Foundation awarded Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. with a grant of $25,000 to help with the construction of a new 15,000-square foot skatepark, Atlanta’s first, which is now under construction as part of Historic Fourth Ward Park in the Old … Continue Reading →

Festivities Will Commemorate Atlanta’s First Skatepark

Atlanta, Ga, March 30, 2010- April 3 Celebration of Atlanta BetlLine’s Historic Fourth Ward Park Progress to Include Contests, Food and Music What The local skateboarding community is joining the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine in commemorating Atlanta’s first skatepark, Foundation Skatepark, and celebrating the groundbreaking of its newest skatepark being developed as part of … Continue Reading →

The BeltLine is Happening: Historic Fourth Ward Park Breaks Ground

Atlanta, GA, Oct. 15, 2008 – Thirty-five acres of blighted industrial lowland across North Avenue from City Hall East are a step closer to transformation into Historic Fourth Ward Park after a groundbreaking ceremony today at the future park site. Construction of a detention pond as part of the Clear Creek Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) … Continue Reading →