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Westside Trail

Opening the Door to the Rest of the City

Join us for the Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting in Gordon White Park on September 29! Ceremony at 4 p.m. to be followed by a community celebration.

We are thrilled to officially open the Westside Trail to the community on Friday, September 29, 2017! A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. followed by a community celebration from 5-7 p.m. All festivities will take place in Gordon White Park and will include food, fitness activities, and games for kids – everyone is invited! 

Plan to walk, ride, or run this Friday to join us for this momentous occasion – click here for Westside Trail ribbon cutting details!

The Westside Trail, a 3-mile corridor in development on the Atlanta BeltLine’s southwest side, runs from University Avenue in Adair Park north to Lena Avenue at Washington Park. For a half mile along White Street, the trail will use the existing West End Trail. The project funding includes the 14-foot wide multi-use trail, 14 points of entry (11 of which will be ADA-accessible) with ramp and stair systems, greenway, and preservation for future transit.

In September 2013, the City of Atlanta was awarded an $18 million TIGER V grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop the southwest corridor of the Atlanta BeltLine. This grant will cover about 40% of the project cost, expediting the trail’s construction by 2-3 years.

Watch what neighborhood residents and community leaders have to say about the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail:

Map of the Westside Trail

The current construction of the Westside Trail, shown below, runs from University Avenue to Washington Park.

PW Map 21 in_5.21.2013

Renderings and Construction Photos

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Current photo and future rendering of the Westside Trail at Donnelly Avenue.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Westside Trail took place on November 12, 2014. Check out a recap of the ceremony, view photos of the event, and view highlights of the media coverage below.

City leaders break ground on BeltLine Westside Trail  – WXIA 11 Alive

Construction begins on Westside Trail of Atlanta BeltLine – WABE

Ground broken for BeltLine Westside Trail – Atlanta INtown

Sights, Sounds from Westside Trail’s Joyous Groundbreaking – Curbed Atlanta


As an active construction site, the Westside Trail is closed to the public until further notice. If you have any questions about the Westside Trail construction, please contact:

General construction questions: 678-995-3701
Construction-related emergencies: 770-256-7511
Email: westsidetrailconstruction@atlbeltline.org

For all other emergencies please dial 911.


Get the Facts

Check out our Westside Trail fact sheet to learn more about the project, benefits and more.


Bridge over MLK, Jr. Drive

Watch video of bridge construction

News and Renderings

Get all of the latest Westside Trail news on our blog plus construction photos and renderings in our photo galleries.

More Info

As part of this and all future Atlanta BeltLine projects, lighting, security cameras, and mile-markers have been budgeted into the cost of construction.

Like all open Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails, the Westside Trail is patrolled by the Atlanta Police Department's Path Force Unit and secured by APD resources. Visit our public safety page to learn more about safety on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Check the events calendar for tours, information meetings, and other opportunities to learn more about the construction of the Westside Trail and its potential impact on southwest Atlanta.

Construction Progress
As an active construction site, the Westside Trail is closed to the public until further notice.

Capital Campaign Lead Donors to $12.5 Million Goal

As of August 17, 2015

  • James M. Cox Foundation / PATH Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Susan and Richard Anderson
  • In Memory of Herman J. Russell, Sr.
  • Porsche Cars North America
  • Wells Fargo
  • Mr. John Portman and Mr. Charlie Loudermilk
  • Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
  • AGL Resources
  • Ray Weeks, Jr.
  • Fuqua Foundations
  • Cousins Properties, Incorporated
  • Richard and Susan Dugas Family Foundation
  • Georgia-Pacific Foundation
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • Morgens West Foundation
  • Rebecca and John Somerhalder
  • SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:
    • Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust and
    • Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund
  • The Correll Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Tommy Holder
  • Jamestown
  • AMLI
  • Philip I. Kent
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Charles Shufeldt
  • L&C Wood Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Carter