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Upcoming Atlanta BeltLine Public Meetings

Please join us for an upcoming public meeting or two.  We would love it if you share this email with your family, friends and community.

Eastside Trail Construction Update

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 25 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Special Call Northeast + Southeast Study Groups


Southside Trail Design

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Zoo Atlanta: Coca-Cola World Studio, 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Special Call Southeast + Southwest Study Groups


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Atlanta BeltLine Housing Update


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NPU-T Atlanta BeltLine fitness opportunities

I hope you are doing well.  I wanted to make you aware of two fitness-related events/opportunities that we could use your help spreading the word about.  Press releases are attached for both.


Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K & Play Day July 16th

Now in its sixth year, the first race of the Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Presented by Delta Airlines is the Westside 5K.  The race will be held at West End Park (located at 1111 Oak St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) on July 16th at 7:30 am and features a fun team challenge and competition between Atlanta’s police and fire rescue departments.  People of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate and form teams!  You can register at  All proceeds from the race support the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.


Immediately following the race, we will have the second Atlanta BeltLine Play Day of 2016 until 2pm at West End Park.  Free to the public and fun for the whole family, the Play Day offers a variety of sports and fitness activities led by trained coaches and instructors.  More information is available at



Looking for fitness providers

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s free fitness series is off to a strong start in 2016, with more than 6,000 participants so far this year.  By joining our existing network of instructors, health and fitness-focused individuals and organizations can give back to the community and connect with Atlanta BeltLine users.  More information about our free fitness series is at, and interested instructors can fill out an application at


Seeking New Fitness Partners Press Release 2016.05.16 (FINAL) Westside 5K Media Advisory (Final PDF)

Westside 5K Media Advisory (Final PDF)


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Join Us for Atlanta BeltLine Night with the Hawks

Atlanta BeltLine Night with the Hawks is back for its second year, and we’re offering deeply-discounted tickets for just $10! We invite you and your NPU to enjoy an evening of team-building fun with the Atlanta BeltLine on Wednesday, Feb. 6th at 7:30 p.m. at The Highlight Factory at Philips Arena, when the Atlanta Hawks compete against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Please note:

  • A limited number of fans will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences including attending an exclusive viewing of NBA players during pre-game warm-ups. This opportunity is for those who are able to arrive by 5 p.m. and are one of the first 50 to reserve your spot when you purchase your ticket.
  • And, all Atlanta BeltLine supporters are invited to join the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Pre-Game Reception.

We are truly grateful for your continued support. Proceeds from the discounted tickets benefit the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the organization that supports programs that build residents’ awareness and ownership of the Atlanta BeltLine – and address the project’s social impacts.

For details and to purchase discounted tickets, simply visit

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Jezyk at 404-483-8150 or email

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Private Donations to Support “The Gateway” and Other Priority Projects

ATLANTA (Nov. 16, 2012) The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership today announced it will receive a generous grant from the Woodruff Foundation to support the Atlanta BeltLine project’s expansion, specifically the development of the Gateway connecting the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park. The $3 million dollar grant will also support the development of the portion of the Eastside Trail through Reynoldstown; design for this trail segment will begin by the end of the year.

“The Atlanta BeltLine is a critical priority for the City of Atlanta, and the private sector has been a tremendous partner in its accelerated progress over the last several years,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “I applaud the Woodruff Foundation for their generous gift and confidence in the Atlanta BeltLine’s ability to connect communities, revitalize neighborhoods and redevelop entire areas of Atlanta.  This ambitious project is a national model for other cities to follow and is transforming the way we move around Atlanta.  I am hopeful that this private funding will spur others in our city’s vibrant corporate community to help out financially as well.”

“This legacy gift from the Woodruff Foundation represents a commitment to Atlanta’s future and one of the most ambitious economic development and infrastructure projects in the country,” said Duriya Farooqui, Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta.  “I am grateful for their support and the continued support from the private sector.  Without the strong support of our business and philanthropic partners, the Atlanta BeltLine would not be what it is today and what we all know it WILL be in the future.”

“The Woodruff Foundation’s investment in the Atlanta BeltLine is a testimony to the value it sees in the development of what is Atlanta’s most ambitious economic redevelopment project,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Executive Director Valarie Wilson. “We are so grateful for the incredible support the private sector has continued to lend to enable this transformative project to fulfill its vision of a healthier city.” With this contribution, private sector investment in the project now exceeds $41 million.


About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.

About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns.  For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit

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What are the next steps for the Atlanta BeltLine?

The Atlanta BeltLine is a massive, comprehensive project that touches more than 45 neighborhoods. While a great deal of work has been accomplished in the past six years, there is much more to do. We must answer important questions about how we build the rest of the project – and we can only do that with your help.

In 2013, we will release an implementation plan that will guide us through the next five years as well as the next two decades. Working with the community, we finalized 10 master plans; completed a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for transit and trails; created an Equitable Development Plan, Community Benefits Principles, and Environmental Justice Policy; built five parks, three trails, and interim hiking trails; developed affordable housing; and created a dynamic public art program.

We need your help to inform the priorities of the project moving forward. The upcoming Citywide Conversation is your opportunity to hear about how we are shaping this plan, and what criteria we will use to prioritize projects. Following the Citywide Conversation, Study Group meetings will be scheduled to get your input on how we move projects forward.

Please join us as we begin the next exciting chapter for the Atlanta BeltLine!

What: Citywide Conversation – Atlanta BeltLine Implementation Plan
When: November 15, 2012 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Friendship Baptist Church, 437 Mitchell Street, Atlanta 30313

For more information about the Atlanta BeltLine and upcoming meetings, please visit us at and to receive our weekly e-newsletter.

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Affordable Housing Workshop and Bus Tour, Aug 13th

Dear Friends of the Atlanta Development Authority and the Atlanta BeltLine,

Please help us promote our upcoming affordable housing workshop and bus tour to your employees, friends, constituents, readers and networks. This event is free and prospective home buyers will get a chance to tour the Atlanta BeltLine route and neighborhoods and learn how to access up to $60,000 in down-payment assistance. This is an all day event for home buyers and will take place at The Lofts in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood. See flyer attached for more details.

RSVP’s are required to Hiwot Mekonnen at 404-614-8317.

Help us re-invigorate Atlanta’s historic intown neighborhoods!

Thank you,
Sonya Moste

Director of Marketing | Atlanta Development Authority
86 Pryor Street, SW; Suite 300 | Atlanta, GA 30303 | 954.349.4103 | *:

Click to enlarge image for details.

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A Summer Swarm of Good News from Park Pride!

ADVOCACY—Your efforts did & will pay off!
CITY PARKS BUDGET: The Mayor’s proposed budget for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Parks had a drastic 14% cut in services. Thanks to many of you who wrote letters, sent emails & called your elected officials, $1.1 Million was restored for the 2012 Fiscal Year , which began July 1, 2011. Read more details. This is a major triumph! Our neighborhood parks will not be impacted negatively. If you took advocacy action & didn’t post on our Facebook Page or let us know yet, please do so we can keep track of our combined efforts!

ATLANTA LOCAL FOOD INITIATIVE (ALFI): Park Pride is a member group of ALFI. This summer, possibly in August, the City Council votes on zoning legislation that allows Farmers Markets to operate on private properties in Atlanta. Currently there are 10 Farmers Markets in the City of Atlanta. If you want to keep them up and running in their beloved spots, please check out the ways you can advocate:

Volunteers: Watch the video from The Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses’ Community Day, which showcases their playground build & mural at Vine City Park and clean-up of a segment of the BeltLine at Washington Park. As always, Park Pride’s volunteer day photos are posted on our Flickr account.

Community Gardens: Revive Atlanta built a community garden that they’ll oversee at A.D. Williams Park. This was the final garden build of the ‘growing great gardens’ challenge. Check out where all the Park Pride Community Gardens are located via Google Maps.

Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine: Less than 9 months after launch of the “adoption” program, see which segments have been adopted. This program is run in partnership with Atlanta BeltLine Inc. & Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

Park Visioning: While the 2011-2012 Visioning project selection process is still underway, the previous years’ Visioning summaries/master plan maps are available online. Check these out—over $8M in public and private funding has gone to support these community-led plans.

Friends Groups/DeKalb: We now have 80 Friends of the Park groups. Interested in starting one in Atlanta or DeKalb County? Contact Ayanna at or (404)546-7963.

Thanks to the many of you who voted online, Adamsville Recreation Center won $50,000, for a renovation, from Maxwell House’s Drops of Good Campaign. See details.

PARK PRIDE COMMUNITY GRANTS AWARDED—Congratulations to these park groups & projects:
Virginia Highlands Civic Assoc. for New Highland Park $50,000
Friends of Loring Heights for Loring Heights Park $50,000
Kirkwood Neighbors Organization for Kirkwood Urban Forest Park $32,327
Friends of Collier Heights Park for Collier Park $25,000
Friends of Orme for Orme Park $50,000

Interested in applying for the next grant cycle? Go to:

A big THANK YOU & CONGRATS to Allison Barnett who celebrates her 20th Anniversary with Park Pride this year. Read the Lake Claire Clarion cover story about her day of celebration in Lake Claire Park.
Park Pride Executive Director Margaret Gray Connelly also announces the following staff promotions:
John Ahern—Volunteer Manager
Allison Barnett—Associate Director
Amanda Martin—Program Manager
Marlina McKay—Manager of Information Technology

Also, Jesse Allen now joins Park Pride’s Park Visioning Dept. full time as Park Visioning Coordinator.

If you’d like to send a note of congratulations, all staff can be reached at

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Westview Centennial Celebration

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Westview Centennial Celebration

Our neighborhood is 100 years old! Come celebrate the centennial with a day full of fun activities for the whole family!


A free 5K around Westview and West End sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine. Complete your free registration online by visiting (search for “BeltLine” to find the race) and selecting the “No T-Shirt” option. Those who wish to make the optional $20 donation as part of their registration will receive an event t-shirt on race day!


DJs Ramon Rawsoul (House in the Park –, Ryze (Imported Underground), and Drew (Drew’s House) will be playing the best in deep house and soul! Come boogie down on the lawn.


If you are interested in participating in our artist market please email us at This is our first year hosting the market so the application fee is only $10! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait!



Attendees – bring $5 to sample and vote for your favorite food! Participants – are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are free! Individuals, organizations, restaurants are all allowed to participate. Please contact us at for more info and to register.



There will be fun games (with prizes) for the kids!



9:30 – 11:00: BeltLine 5K

11:00 – 11:30: Ceremonies

11:30 – 4:00: Cook-off/BBQ/music/artist market



Picnic blankets, camping chairs, an appetite, $5 for the grill-off, sunscreen, smiles.


More info at:

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On this Saturday, June 12th, the Atlanta Beltline’s summer-long art exhibition will feature “West End Music on the Beltline” featuring Doria Roberts, and Heston at 6:00 p.m in Gordon White Park.


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