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Southwest Connector Spur Trail

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Blue icons indicate ADA-accessible access points.

The 1.15-mile long Southwest Connector Spur Trail winds through a serene stretch of woods, originating at the existing Lionel Hampton Trail, passing by Beecher Hills Elementary School, and emerging onto Westwood Avenue, providing improved mobility access through the Beecher Hills and Westwood Terrace neighborhoods. This completed portion is phase one of what will ultimately be a 4.5-mile spur trail that is part of the Atlanta BeltLine’s 33-mile trail network.

Trail Details

Location

4.5 miles — Connects Lionel Hampton Trail to Westwood Avenue

Access Points

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Blue icons on the map indicate ADA-accessible access points

Parking

Parking for the Southwest Connector Spur Trail is available along neighborhood streets near the trail, such as at the deadends of Bollingbrook Drive, Rogers Avenue and Westwood Avenue.

Get on the Trail

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Connecting the Westside

This PATH Foundation-led project will ultimately connect to the Atlanta BeltLine through the Westview neighborhood in southwest Atlanta.

The 1.15-mile long Southwest Connector Spur Trail winds through a serene stretch of woods, originating at the existing Lionel Hampton Trail, passing by Beecher Hills Elementary School, and emerging onto Westwood Avenue, providing improved mobility access through the Beecher Hills and Westwood Terrace neighborhoods. This completed portion is phase one of what will ultimately be a 4.5-mile spur trail that is part of the Atlanta BeltLine’s 33-mile trail network.

Read the recap of the dedication that took place on August 10, 2013 and view the photo gallery.

The completion of phase I of the Southwest Connector Spur Trail, along with the Eastside Trail, the West End Trail and the Northside Trail will bring the total of permanent trails to nearly seven miles along and near the corridor.

This trail is patrolled by the Atlanta Police Department’s Path Force Unit. This specially-formed team of police officers started patrolling all Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails in July of 2013.

Funding Made Possible

The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Connector Spur Trail was funded by City of Atlanta Park Improvement Bonds along with $200,000 from the PATH Foundation. The Department of Watershed Management and the Atlanta Independent School System provided critical easements for the trail. The PATH Foundation led the design and construction for the project.

Life on the Atlanta BeltLine

Hear from the neighbors about what life on the Atlanta BeltLine means to them!

This video is part of our ongoing series, “Life on the Atlanta BeltLine!” We speak with Coach Kraig Jennings who leads a team of the Atlanta Triathlon Kids that operates out of the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. The young triathletes train on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southwest Connector Spur Trail, where the hills and curves challenge them to a good workout in a safe, peaceful, shaded environment out of the way of traffic.

And a big bonus? The Southwest Connector Spur Trail is patrolled by the Path Force Unit, a special division of the Atlanta Police Department dedicated to patrolling the parks and trails of the Atlanta BeltLine. The police officers not only encourage the kids, they’ll ride along with them or even hop off their bikes to run along beside them.

Watch More

Check out other videos from the Life on the Atlanta BeltLine series to learn more about the benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine.

View Business on the Atlanta BeltLine video series to visit some of the many businesses along the Atlanta BeltLine, and explore how the Atlanta BeltLine and its culture have impacted their business.


Gallery

Take a look at the Southwest Connector Spur Trail happenings, events and more. Visit the photo gallery.

Project Facts
  • 4.5 miles
  • Connects Lionel Hampton Trail to Westwood Avenue
  • Provides improved access to Beecher Hills Elementary School
  • Groundbreaking was on January 12, 2013
  • Construction was managed by PATH Foundation
  • Phase I completed and opened on August 10, 2013
KEEPING THE TRAIL SAFE

Maintenance issues on the trail can be reported by calling and leaving a detailed message at 404.477.3687. If possible, take a photo and send it to us at fixit@atlbeltline.org.

You can also report issues and incidents through our smartphone app. Just look for “On the BeltLine” in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Please remember to always call 911 in the case of emergencies.

Etiquette on the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is growing in popularity every day. With thousands of people sharing this public space, it is important that we all follow basic rules of etiquette to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience! Have fun on the Atlanta BeltLine!


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