A sculpture using recycled metals depicts the face of a man looking up.

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail Art Walk

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will host a free, guided art walk of its public art exhibition on the Westside Trail on Saturday, November 9th.  It will feature a conversation with local artist and sculptor D’Andre Brooks. The tenth anniversary of the annual public art exhibition showcases a variety of sculptures and murals along the … Continue Reading →

BeltLine After Dark x Music in the Park 2019 facebook cover

BeltLine After Dark x Music in the Park

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, in collaboration with Music in the Park, invites community members to a weekend of music and celebration with “BeltLine After Dark x Music in the Park” on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at several locations along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail.

Washington Park Jamboree and Play Day Set for Saturday, May 11

2019 Event Features Live Jazz and Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Washington Park The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership invites everyone out to attend this year’s free Washington Park Jamboree, taking place Saturday, May 11, 3 to 8 pm. This is the Partnership’s fifth year hosting the free, family-oriented health and fitness festival at this historic … Continue Reading →

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Announce Purchase of Westside Corridor Property

$6.3 million acquisition represents final purchase of inactive rail corridor in the Atlanta BeltLine loop ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) have closed on 1.8 miles of former railroad corridor on Atlanta’s resurgent Westside, a stretch of track informally known as “the Kudzu Line.” The purchase provides land for the … Continue Reading →

Come Run.Walk.Go! at the Eighth Annual Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K/8K!

2018 Event Makes Extensive Use of the Westside Trail, Includes a New 8K Distance Option and Features an Afterparty at Monday Night Garage The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Presenting Sponsor Delta Air Lines invite participants of all fitness levels to join in the eighth annual Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K/8K on Saturday, July 14 at … Continue Reading →

Volunteering for the Greener Good at Aluma Farm

Many thanks to the 50+ volunteers who turned out for our “Greener Good” Volunteer Day at Aluma Farm this past Saturday! We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces, including members of the Morehouse College Naval ROTC and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. It was a little chilly as everyone arrived and we got started, … Continue Reading →

Ms. Goody with her family in their Westview home a block.

Life on the Atlanta BeltLine: Nina

Every day, Ms. Nina Goody wakes up to a bustling household filled with the sounds and activities of her four grandchildren, all of whom live with her. Several years ago, she knew she needed to find a bigger home for her family. She settled on a beautiful home in the heart of the Westview community … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta BeltLine & Girls on the Run: Creating a Healthier Future for Westside Students

By Rob Brawner, Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Atlanta is making unprecedented investments in our city’s transportation infrastructure, and the Atlanta BeltLine is one of many initiatives connecting residents with each other – and with healthier lifestyles.  When the Westside Trail opened last year, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) – with funding from Kaiser Permanente of Georgia – created the Westside Trail Community Health … Continue Reading →

Grady Wellness Program Encourages Westside Residents to “Walk the Line”

For ten weeks last fall, a group of more than thirty Westside residents participated in Grady Health System’s inaugural “Walk the Line” wellness program. Part of the Westside Trail Community Health Grant Program sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and funded by Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, Grady’s new program is designed to connect people with … Continue Reading →

Westside Trail ramp leading up to Lawton Street (facing south). Photo: John Becker

Getting Around the Westside Trail

Now that the Westside Trail is open for use, we’ve received many questions about the portion of the trail that uses the West End Trail for a half-mile between Gordon White Park and Lawton Street. If you follow the old railroad corridor in this area, the trail is unpaved behind the northwestern half of what … Continue Reading →

An inaugural stroll down the trail with artist David Fratu's "Eye of Choice" mural in the background. Photo: the Sintoses.

It’s a Wrap – Your Westside Trail

Over the past three years, our neighbors in southwest Atlanta have shown a lot of patience with  construction progress on the Westside Trail. On Friday, September 29, we all came together to celebrate the culmination of that progress. The ribbon was cut on the Westside Trail near the White Street access point, just across from Gordon … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Announce Inaugural Westside Trail Community Health Grant Recipients

ATLANTA (September 29, 2017)  The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Westside Trail Community Health Grants, a funding initiative to improve health outcomes and quality of life in Atlanta’s Westside communities through utilization of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail, which opened to … Continue Reading →

Atlanta BeltLine to Host Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration on September 29

Three-mile corridor will provide mobility and connectivity to Atlanta’s historic southwest neighborhoods WHO: Brian McGowan, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Mayor Kasim Reed, City of Atlanta Dallas Clement, Chairman, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Board of Directors, and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Cox Enterprises Jim Simpson, President, Kaiser Permanente Georgia Stacey … Continue Reading →

Come Run.Walk.Go! at the Seventh Annual Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Presenting Sponsor Delta Air Lines invite runners of all fitness levels to join in the seventh annual Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K on Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 a.m. The race starts and ends at West End Park where hundreds of participants – from avid runners to families with pets … Continue Reading →

Volunteer Day at Washington Park

It would have been tough to script a better late winter morning for a volunteer clean-up than what our group was lucky enough to experience this past Saturday, March 4 at Washington Park. The temps were cool at first but the sun soon came out, the layers started coming off and everyone enjoyed sprucing up … Continue Reading →

2017: The Biggest Year Yet for the Atlanta BeltLine

This article appeared originally as a Saporta Report Thought Leadership column on February 21, 2017. By Rob Brawner, Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership 2017 promises to be a year of substantial progress for the Atlanta BeltLine.  This is good for Atlanta, as the positive health and economic impacts of the Atlanta BeltLine are indisputable. Last … Continue Reading →