Fourth Ward ParkThe groundbreaking has occurred, the bulldozers are moving and the BeltLine’s first park in Old Fourth Ward is in high gear. Phase 1 is currently slated to be completed by Summer 2010. Watch the video below for more.

Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) will be a 35-acre Atlanta greenspace stretching roughly from North Avenue to Freedom Parkway. It is the first new Atlanta BeltLine park. Its first phase of construction, consisting of a stormwater detention pond that will become the central amenity of the larger park, broke ground on October 15.

The backhoes, excavators, and dump trucks have begun working full-tilt on Phase I of the Historic Fourth Ward Park. The work will include remediation of the old industrial site south of North Avenue at City Hall East and the construction of walkways, an amphitheater and event lawn, and numerous water features, including a two-acre stormwater detention pond.

Two more sections are planned, Phases II and III, which, when completed, will extend the park to North Avenue to the north and Ralph McGill Avenue to the south, encompassing a total of thirty-five acres. A four-acre satellite park a quarter-mile to the southeast will include a multi-use field, a playground, restroom, and a 15,000 sq. ft. skate park.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

3 replies on “BeltLine, Old 4th Ward Park update”

  1. The Old Fourth Ward Park is truly inline to be a “gem” within the City.

    I know that our group is excited about creating and bringing the Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival to the venue this coming summer : June 29-30.

    When the City planners developed the park – they did so with creating a community venue in mind – and area for people to enjoy.

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