Proctor Creek Greenway
Take a lovely stroll along the Proctor Creek Greenway from the Bankhead MARTA Station at Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway toward Boyd Elementary School on Johnson Road. The trail follows the creek along the west side of Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, which is slated to become the largest City of Atlanta park. The initial phase of the 280 acre park should be open in 2019.
“The future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry will transform an historic property on the Westside and bring something incredible to the community and to all of Atlanta,” said former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “We are connecting more residents than ever to parks and greenspace. We are creating a healthy and sustainable city where everyone can bring and build their dreams.”
Proctor Creek Greenway officially opened to the public on May 7th at 10:30AM just in time to enjoy springtime strolls along the creek.
Proctor Creek Greenway officially opened to the public on Monday, May 7th with a Grand Opening Celebration featuring Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Mayor's Office of Resilience, and project partners.
Proctor Creek Greenway Is OPEN...
Stop by for a Stroll!
Proposed Proctor Creek Greenway Trail Map
Plans call for work on the entire Proctor Creek Greenway trail to be completed in six segments, according to a master plan finished in April 2017.
Map prepared by the PATH Foundation and KAIZEN Collaborative
Proctor Creek Greenway will eventually stretch from the BeltLine to the Chattahoochee River
The multi-purpose trail will string together more than 400 acres of greenspace, spanning from Maddox Park along the Beltline Westside Trail all the way to the Chattahoochee River.
Concept prepared by KAIZEN Collaborative for the PATH Foundation
Future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry
Proctor Creek Greenway meanders along the banks of Proctor creek with views of the future Westside Park. Proposed Atlanta BeltLine Trails in Westside Park will connect to the Proctor Creek Greenway.
According to AJC.COM and AtlantaGa.Gov:
The park will also include a grand overlook area to maximize views of the quarry-turned-reservoir as well as panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline. Visitors will be able to experience the quarry using ADA-accessible trails leading to the grand overlook. Phase One of the $26.5 million project will also include trails designed to enhance public experience and provide a pedestrian connection to and from the Proctor Creek Greenway.
The Bellwood Quarry has been under construction since September 2016. The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management has been working to transform the quarry into a two billion gallon emergency drinking water reservoir for the City that will increase the emergency water supply from three days to thirty days.
Curious About Trail Construction?
Construction for Phase I of the Proctor Creek Greenway between the Bankhead MARTA station and the Grove Park neighborhood in west Atlanta took previously hidden, mostly inaccessible areas and transformed them into tranquil trails alongside Proctor Creek. The first T-SPLOST funded project in Atlanta features not only a trail but green infrastructure to help improve water quality and the overall health of the Proctor Creek corridor. With 4 bridges, several bio-retention ponds and 2.1 miles of trail, Proctor Creek Greenway was under construction from mid-2017 until the official trail opening on May 7, 2018.
The project was initiated by the Emerald Corridor Foundation several years ago. In 2016 the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management provided $160,000 for the PATH Foundation to design and engineer Phase I of the project. The master plan includes a link to the Atlanta BeltLine in northwest Atlanta. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has been an active partner during the design and implementation phase.
In April 2017, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a $3 million T-SPLOST commitment for Phase I construction.
Project Management: PATH Foundation
Design: Kaizen Collaborative
Construction: Lewallen Construction