Archive for August 2012

The Pride of Carrollton

The second phase of the proposed fifteen mile-long greenway around the City of Carrollton was completed and opened to the public in July. The Carrollton GreenBelt will encircle the City, connecting neighborhoods, shopping centers, schools, and parks to West Georgia University and other exciting destinations. PATH is partnering with the City of Carrollton and Friends…

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Panola Mountain State Park

Many Atlanta area residents have no clue that a 1300 acre state park with hiking, biking, fishing, and camping is only a 30 minute drive from the city. Even if they are aware of Panola Mountain State Park they are likely unaware of the incredible PATH trail system being developed in the park.    It…

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HIDDEN TREASURE

PATH crews are putting the final touches on several additional miles of the Olde Town Conyers Trail near downtown Conyers. In 2010, PATH partnered with the City of Conyers and the Conyers Downtown Development Authority to build Phase I of the trail from Olde Town Conyers to Wheeler Park. Phase I included retrofitting the Parker…

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Falling Gracefully

Am I the only guy who can remember every fall they have had on a bicycle?  I’ve never been injured to any degree so it’s not the doctor bills or hospital stays that bring my falls into such sharp focus, but I do have a vivid memory of each and every one. Most of my…

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Sea Island Causeway Trail

PATH crews completed the 1.5 mile long Sea Island Causeway trail on St. Simons Island in June. The trail provides a shady venue for walking and biking from St. Simons to the gate at Sea Island. Previously the only way to safely travel to the island was in a vehicle on the road. PATH partnered…

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TRIPATHLON SUCCESS

On May 6th PATH, Chastain Park Conservancy and the Chastain Park Athletic Club staged a successful sprint triathlon at Chastain Park and through the streets of Buckhead.   The second annual Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead TriPATHlon presented by The Coca-Cola Company was a success by all measures.   Over 300 participants competed in the event and a kid’s…

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EASTSIDE BELTLINE TRAIL

In 1991, the founders of PATH walked the active railroad tracks from Piedmont Park to Irwin Street to assess the possibility of a linear park and trail along this corridor at some future date. At the time, Norfolk-Southern Railroad ran one train twice a week at five mph along the line, serving two industrial customers…

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THE BIG DIG!

PATH crews are in the final stages of construction of a ninety foot long tunnel under Bouldercrest Road to facilitate extension of the South River Trail to Intrenchment Creek and ultimately to the Atlanta BeltLine.  The tunnel will allow  safe passage under Bouldercrest Road rather than a crossing at-grade above.  This project was funded entirely…

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Olde Town Conyers Trail Extended

In 2010 PATH, the City of Conyers, and Rockdale County collaborated to build the first 1.7 miles of the Olde Town Conyers Trail from downtown Conyers through Wheeler Park. This year PATH is partnering with the Rockdale Board of Education, the City of Conyers, and 4A International to extend the trail two miles south to…

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South River Tunnel Now Under Construction

PATH crews are putting the final touches on the trail tunnel under Bouldercrest Road near I-285.  The continuation of the South River Trail west of Bouldercrest will be constructed this fall. The tunnel was paid for with your generous donations to PATH. See the August 2012 PATH News for more details.

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