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Waterfront Park Bound for Buckhead's PATH400

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Sited along Peachtree Creek, 'Overlook Park' will sit at the southern end of the trail in Lindbergh

PATH400 is basically Buckhead's Beltline. But unlike the Beltline, which has been encumbered by bureaucracy and funding issues throughout its implementation, PATH400 has enjoyed a relatively smooth march toward completion. Now, the path is getting the added bonus of a new park.

BuckheadView reports that "Overlook Park" will be constructed at the southern end of the trail, near its planned junction with the Beltline. The mini park will border Garson Drive and overlook Peachtree Creek, allowing residents to take in the serene scene as the waterway flows through Lindbergh. The park will serve as the connection for PATH400 to trails that will lead out to DeKalb County. At the moment, Liveable Buckhead is still seeking funding sources to begin the work. Though given the pace of progress on the completed segments of the trail, it may not be too long before things get rolling.

Earlier this year, two segments of the path opened in Lindbergh, while on the northern side of Buckhead, a pedestrian crossing was added at Old Ivy Road to connect Phases I and II of the trail.

Work on Phase II, at the northern end of the trail, is progressing quickly between Old Ivy Road and Wieuca Road. With a retaining wall in place, grading wrapping up, and the highway sound barrier opened to allow the trail to pass, the one-mile northward extension of the trail should open in November.

On the southern end of the trail, Livable Buckhead has been granted permission by the City of Atlanta to start construction between Miami Circle and Sidney Marcus Boulevard within the next month. That portion of the trail has a 10-month timeline.