The PATH Foundation, a local non-profit organization that plans and builds multi-use trails for healthier lives and stronger communities across Georgia, recently unvieled the grand opening of the West Wieuca PATH. This 6-mile-long trail segment in partnership with the Chastain Park Conservancy marks the completion of the final trail segment in the 5-mile-long Chastain Park trail network.
A vision of community and safe recreation, the Chastain Park trail network began construction in 1994. In the 28 years of ongoing progress, PATH has helped bring this vision to life through the connection of 5 miles of multi-purpose trail.
“The PATH Foundation is excited to see the completion of the West Wieuca PATH segment of the Chastain Park Trail Network. A special thanks to the generosity of The James M. Cox Foundation, Murphy Foundation, and the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation whose support from the beginning helped make the Chastain Park PATH a trail that over 2 million people visit and enjoy each year,”said PATH’s Executive Director Greta deMayo.
PATH is proud to have collaborated with the City of Atlanta and partnered with the Chastain Park Conservancy to actualize this ambitious trail network over the past 28 years. Through this instrumental teamwork with both the City of Atlanta and the Chastain Park Conservancy has helped raise funds to construct and maintain the trail network in order for residents to access to 5 miles of paved recreational trail and greenspace surrounding one of Atlanta’s largest parks, Chastain Park features nearly 270 acres of greenspace, playgrounds, tennis courts, and an amphitheater.
PATH welcomed newly elected City of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens at the West Wieuca PATH grand opening on March 23rd.
For over 30 years, PATH Foundation has connected, partnered, and inspired communities of all races, nationalities, and socioeconomic statuses by creating a conduit of trail systems delivering equitable access to healthier lifestyles and higher quality of life. PATH trails lay the foundation for thriving communities, creating community cohesion and resilience necessary to enact real and lasting change.