Trail Will Connect Tanyard to Atlanta Memorial Park

Several extensions to the PATH trails near the Bobby Jones Golf Course are in the works. PATH and the City of Atlanta will begin work this summer on the connection between the existing trail in Tanyard Park and Northside Drive at the entrance to Bitsy Grant Tennis Center. Later in the year, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will begin work on the PATH along the east side of Northside Drive between Bitsy Grant and Peachtree Creek. A year or so later, GDOT will replace the Northside Drive highway bridge over the creek with a bridge that will include the trail. The resulting trail will then connect the Tanyard Park Trail to the existing PATH between Sagamore Drive and Peachtree Battle Road.

Both GDOT projects are lumped in with a large water line replacement and the reconfiguration of Northside Drive. Installation of the trail is a minor component of the overall job. The schedule for trail construction has not been set.

The existing Tanyard Park Trail is a segment of the Atlanta BeltLine Trail. This segment of the BeltLine Trail does not parallel transit since this portion of the BeltLine Transit is proposed on an active rail corridor. The Tanyard Park Trail will be extended across Peachtree Street as the BeltLine Trail and eventually rejoin the transit line south of the Lindbergh MARTA station. The trail will not likely rejoin transit going west until it reaches Maddox Park.