Westside Park has officially become the ATL’s largest park!
Following fifteen years of planning, Westside Park finally open to the public last year. It’s become Atlanta’s largest greenspace, and is located around Bellwood Quarry.
Westside Park connects to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail northern extension, the Westside BeltLine Connector, and Proctor Creek Greenway in the future.
The new $44 million Westside Park serves as a catalyst for surrounding communities and a source for
critical emergency water. The reservoir is an impressive sight to see in itself, with dramatic rock formation surrounding the calm waters.
As well as the two and a half miles of bike and hike trails, there will be public art such as art sculptures and public art, play grounds, open fields, lush meadows, and more. There will even be viewing spots of the former quarry, including one up on the high cliffs, securing a killer view of the park, and our city’s iconic skyline.
The City of Atlanta purchased the Bellwood Quarry in April 2006. In August 2019, Mayor Bottoms helped to fund a $17.5 million grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. The park faced many delays due to the pandemic but you can finally access the park in all its glory!
By completion, the park will be 280 acres and become the biggest park in the city. Head to the park for it’s grand opening, on Friday 20 August. You can find Westside Park at the intersection of Johnson Road and Grove Park Place.
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