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 →

A New Skatepark at Arthur Langford, Jr. Park!

On Friday December 11, beautiful weather, skateboarders, food trucks, and a ribbon cutting filled the day as the City of Atlanta welcomed a new addition to its parks family. The Arthur Langford Jr. Skatepark is now one of two of its kind located along the Atlanta BeltLine. Community members came out in full force as … Continue Reading →

Park of the Month: Historic Fourth Ward

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! For the … Continue Reading →

Boulevard Crossing

Park of the Month: Boulevard Crossing Park

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! For the … Continue Reading →

Park of the Month: D.H. Stanton Park

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! For the … Continue Reading →

Nearly 600 Convene for the 5th Annual Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K

Including Our Most Competitive Team Challenge Yet! The 5th annual Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K kicked off at Gordon White Park on Saturday, July 11. Nearly 600 registered for the event, where runners and walkers got a sneak peak at Westside Trail construction progress while traversing a course through the Historic West End and Westview neighborhoods. … Continue Reading →

Park of the Month: Gordon White Park

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! July’s Park … Continue Reading →

Park of the Month: Perkerson 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! This month, we are … 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 →

The Northside Trail runs under the railroad trestle in Tanyard Creek Park. Photo: Jeff Milsteen.

Park of the Month: Tanyard Creek Park

The Atlanta BeltLine is so much more than just trails, and our parks are true gems along the city’s “emerald necklace.” We want to show a little love to our parks, so starting now through the fall, we will be rolling out our “Park of the Month” series! We hope it will help you find … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park Has a Brand New Shade Structure!

A brand new shade structure has opened at Historic Fourth Ward Park, and it’s just in time for sunny weather! In a ceremony hosted by the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy, the ribbon was cut on the shade structure on Friday, March 20. Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy Board Chair, Liz Coyle, led remarks, thanking the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine 2014 – A Year in Review

A Groundbreaking Start It’s been one of the Atlanta BeltLine’s most exciting years. Filled with progress and transformation made possible by tremendous support from our private and public funders and partners, the Atlanta BeltLine started 2014 off by breaking ground for the Eastside Trail Gateway on January 17, 2014. The Gateway Trail is an ADA-accessible path connecting Historic … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park is the Winner of a 2014 Brownfield Renewal Award!

We are pleased to share the news that Historic Fourth Ward Park has received the 2014 Brownfield Renewal Award for Sustainability Impact! The park was honored by Brownfield Renewal, an industry publication dedicated to the remediation, redevelopment and reuse of brownfields. Historic Fourth Ward Park, opened in 2011, is the result of important partnerships between the Atlanta BeltLine, the … Continue Reading →

2014 Kudzu Removal Program

Each year the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. teams up with Trees Atlanta to complete invasive plant removals around the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor and in future Atlanta BeltLine park land. Invasive plant removal is vital to creating and maintaining healthy urban forests in the City of Atlanta. This year, Trees Atlanta has hired a herd of sheep … 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 →

Digging up History at the Eastside Trail Gateway

People sometimes ask us what we’ve learned from the time we started building the Atlanta BeltLine, and often the answer is: “Expect the unexpected.” Because we are working with and remediating a 100+ year old railroad corridor, it isn’t uncommon that the documents and records have been lost over the years, leaving our team to … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Parks Are Making a Splash!

Nothing signals that summer is coming like a splashpad opening! The weather is warming up, and all splashpads in Atlanta BeltLine parks are officially open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. You can check them out in the following parks: D. H. Stanton, Historic Fourth Ward Park, and Perkerson Park. Be on the lookout for other … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine in The Atlantic Cities

The Atlantic Cities published a thoughtful and nuanced look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s progress-to-date and potential for transformative impact on Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods: “Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?” Local writer Rebecca Burns calls the transit-oriented development of the Atlanta BeltLine “magical” and notes that some of the excitement stems from the 22-mile loop’s … 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 Scores Big with Atlanta

Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine with Atlanta ContactPoint was an amazing collection of dozens of sports and activities, with more than 600 folks from all around Atlanta coming to join in a day of play and recreation. Warm, sunny weather combined with Boulevard Crossing Park’s open and spacious fields made for the perfect setting … 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 Map

Atlanta BeltLine in Planning Magazine

Have you seen the January 2014 issue of Planning Magazine? The new issue of the American Planning Association’s national publication is all about Atlanta, and the Atlanta BeltLine features prominently. An excerpt from Planning Atlanta, a book due out in April 2014, takes a look at the Atlanta BeltLine’s beginnings, its grassroots growth, and its progress with an essay … Continue Reading →

Two Great Atlanta BeltLine Columns in the AJC

On the heels of receiving the EPA’s National Smart Growth Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, today’s AJC featured op ed columns from local celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun and Heather McTeer Toney, the EPA Region 4 Administrator, on how the Atlanta BeltLine is good for local business and a national model for … 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 →