Westside Park will connect to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail northern extension, the Westside BeltLine Connector, and Proctor Creek Greenway in the future. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of West Highlands, Knight Park, Howell Station, Bankhead, Grove Park, Rockdale, Hills Park, and Blandtown.
Gather & Play
The park’s features include lighting, signage, and well-designed graphics to enhance pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Park elements include a playground and a pavilion for events, weddings, and festivals. Additionally, the grand overlook area offers breathtaking panoramic views of the reservoir and the Atlanta skyline. Visitors can also experience the quarry by ADA-accessible trails leading to the grand overlook.
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) works with the city of Atlanta to provide programming for the Westside Park.
An Engineering Marvel
Phases of construction for the Westside Park occurred in two capacities: the water reservoir and the park itself. A massive tunnel-boring machine, called Driller Mike after Atlanta musician Killer Mike, completed the work of drilling 5 miles of tunnels between the quarry, the Chattahoochee River, and the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant. The former quarry began filling with water on April 17, 2020, and was filled by that summer.
The City of Atlanta purchased the Bellwood Quarry in April 2006. In August 2019, Mayor Bottoms announced a $17.5 million grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to support Westside Park. It opened to the public in the summer of 2021.
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THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS
The City of Atlanta:
- Department of Watershed Management
- Department of Parks and Recreation
- The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership