Friends and Neighbors Day Party wraps up this November with a collaboration parade by “No Tables, No Chairs” for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine’s 10th Anniversary

In collaboration with Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Arbitrary Living presents Friends and Neighbors event series. Friends and Neighbors is a mini boutique festival and day party celebrating southern hospitality, public art and creative commerce at Historic Fourth Ward Park Outdoor Theater and Meadow. The next edition of the event is on Saturday, November 2nd … 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 →

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 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 →

National Recognition for the Atlanta BeltLine

This year, the Atlanta BeltLine has been honored and recognized with several awards, including the ARC Development of Excellence Award and the Project of the Year Award from ULI Atlanta for Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Atlanta BeltLine is also receiving attention on a national scale. Altanta BeltLine, Inc. placed as a finalist in the ULI Jack … Continue Reading →

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine – So Much to Explore!

As we approach the halfway point of the 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, now is the time to get out to the Atlanta BeltLine to see some art! The weather has been perfect for a daytime hike through the Southwest Trail, where you’ll see murals and sculptures along with the beautiful foliage of the … 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 →

The gateway at Angier Springs, connecting the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park

Utility Work Underway for Connection between Eastside Trail and HFWP

Utility boring has started at the future “Gateway” connection, a planned path that will connect Historic Fourth Ward Park with the Eastside Trail. Georgia Power, Comcast, and AT&T will bury the utility lines near the Angier Springs access point to the Eastside Trail in preparation for the Gateway. The existing lines will be wired down the utility … Continue Reading →

Brian Stone, Community Love, Atlanta BeltLine

Community Love: Brian Stone, a case for climate change

When we ask people “What’s your favorite part of the Atlanta BeltLine?” the answer is usually a certain trail or a specific feature. Brian Stone’s answer moves with him: his favorite part of the trail is whatever part he’s on. As Associate Professor in the City and Regional Planning Program at Georgia Tech, the avid … Continue Reading →

Eastside corridor rendering with gateway

$3 million donation moves the Atlanta BeltLine forward

Private Donations to Support “The Gateway” and Other Priority Projects  ATLANTA (November 16, 2012) – The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership today announced it will receive a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation to support the Atlanta BeltLine project’s expansion, specifically the development of the Gateway connecting the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park. The $3 million … 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 →

Tree Removal at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Historic Fourth Ward Park, which opened to the public a little over a year ago, has brought many happy days to our city in its short existence. During the park’s construction,  great care was taken to preserve three old growth trees on the park’s western edge. Sadly, we have recently learned that two of those … Continue Reading →

Historic Fourth Ward Park amphitheater

Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy’s Spring Fling is June 16!

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy will celebrate its Spring Fling! This is rescheduled from the original June 10 date due to rain that day. The Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the maintenance and security of the park. It should be a wonderful event, held for the first time … Continue Reading →

Film Festival in Historic Fourth Ward Park This Weekend!

Ever wanted to watch a film in the beautiful open air theater at Historic Fourth Ward Park? Well, now’s your chance! On May 18 and 19, the 1st Annual Cans Film Festival (ha ha), benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank is coming to the park! Here’s the 411: Enjoy top movies under the stars and all for … Continue Reading →