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As U.S. cities shutter parks and trails, activists amplify calls to close Beltline

With COVID-19 spreading, Atlanta officials are faced with a difficult decision: to shut down a major transportation artery or let it flow.

Atlantic Station’s overhauled central park still primed for April debut

Three new restaurants are bound for the expanding shopping district’s focal green space.

City of Atlanta scores nearly 13 acres for a new tree-filled park

It’s one of the largest acquisitions of green space ever in Southwest Atlanta, officials say.

With historic Kell Hall razed, Georgia State’s major green space project moves forward

Built in the 1920s, the former parking deck has made way for new communal space.

Clearer vision for park along Beltline’s Southside Trail emerges

Community input has informed the latest designs for the Boulevard Crossing Park expansion.

Photos: Exploring East Point’s ‘model mile’ PATH trail and how it could shape the city’s future

Now under construction, the project could connect southside cites and neighborhoods with the Atlanta Beltline one day.

Atlanta park opens in honor of 92-year-old neighborhood matriarch killed by police

Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park in English Avenue is designed to help solve chronic flooding, too.

Photos: Breaking down Beltline construction between Midtown and Buckhead

Officials: For the first time in Beltline history, three major trail sections will soon be under construction at once.

Official timeline, immersive video released for Buckhead’s highway-topping park

With HUB404’s logistical groundwork underway, leadership’s goal is to open full half-mile by 2025.

Photos: Exploring the Peachtree Creek Greenway, Brookhaven’s planned Beltline link

What to know about the creekside, $10-million "model mile" as it readies for a December debut.

Officials: Beltline link between Piedmont Park and Buckhead to see paving soon

And construction of Eastside Trail lighting is on the horizon, too.

Photos: After delays, Vine City’s Rodney Cook Sr. Park poised for winter debut

It’s been more than half a decade since city leaders decided to build the Westside park.

Plans for fence surrounding downtown’s Hurt Park raise concerns about homeless patrons

Georgia State University is planning a makeover of the popular green space.

Beltline’s Eastside Trail is (finally) going to be illuminated

It’s been seven years since the popular path opened to the public.

Beltline officials shopping for firms to launch Southside Trail construction

"We anticipate breaking ground before the end of the year," project leaders say.

With grant funding, makeover planned for famed Jackson Street Bridge moves forward

It’s high time Atlantans (and tourists) stopped parking in the bike lanes to snap selfies.

Buckhead will soon be loaded with pop-up parks for annual PARK(ing) Day

Forty parking spaces at Lenox Square, like others downtown this week, are slated to be repurposed.

Photos: Highlights from this year’s sardine-packed Music Midtown festival

Lizzo, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, and more took Piedmont Park by storm last weekend.

Touring the Beltline’s recently opened Southside Trail: key takeaways and 26 photos

Tips for navigating a Beltline corridor—now officially open to the public and structurally safer!—that’s been cleared of its railroad bones.

Reynoldstown neighbors irked about nixed plans for Beltline-adjacent stage

The Bifurcations project had earned a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts in 2014.

Blank Foundation gifts $17M for Westside Park project—a record Beltline contribution

At summit this morning, local leaders and project officials also announced the Southside Trail is officially open as an interim trail.

Renderings: PATH400 segment linking Lindbergh, Lenox eyes October finish

Safety and design features of Buckhead’s growing multi-use trail could bring surprises.

The Hollywood-DeKalb County land swap debate has reached blockbuster proportions

Blackhall Studios is booming and ready to expand, but preservationists fear plans for Atlanta’s greatest urban green space are at stake.

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10 best bets for August events, festivals in Atlanta, mapped

With friends, the kids, or even the pets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month.

Atlanta to expand park, green space access by unlocking public school playgrounds

New initiative seeks to increase health, bring together communities.

Construction on Beltline’s Southside Trail could launch as soon as October

First segment would branch off existing Westside Trail toward the Connector, south of downtown.

You can now spy on Centennial Olympic Park, thanks to new 4K webcam

EarthCam live feed joins others in tourist hotspots around the country.

Abundant green space makes Atlanta nation's ‘most livable’ city, per research

The Southern city boasts more green space per resident than any other.

Exploring the Beltline’s downtown Connector corridor and what it could mean for Atlanta

Recently acquired "critical link" aims to open Beltline and downtown access for English Avenue, Bankhead, beyond.

Buckhead’s highway-capping park project moves forward as ‘Hub 404’

The estimated $250 million development could break ground in 2021.

Free Bankhead movie night marks grassroots push to resurrect beloved drive-in

Event founder says bringing back Bankhead Drive-In Theatre could spur positive change in the community.

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6 spots to catch free outdoor flicks this summer in Atlanta

Fun for the whole family, these events showcase recent box office hits and familiar favorites.

Initiative repurposes illegally dumped tires as playground ‘crumb’ for new DeKalb park

Film production company Blackhall Studios is leading the charge.

Photos: Explore wondrous South Peachtree Creek Trail, a ‘connective tissue’ for Emory and beyond

Just north of Decatur, the growing PATH system is a hidden treasure and mobility option.

Ahead of schedule, Buckhead's PATH400 Greenway is almost 80 percent complete

Nearly 4-mile trail segment could be people-ready by late summer, a project leader says.

What this summer has in store for Atlanta Beltline openings, construction, more

The Eastside Trail is almost finished, while Southside and Northeast trails progress.

Atlanta rises in closely watched ParkScore ranking—but not by much

Although several key projects are in the pipeline, the city’s green space prevalence is still considered mediocre.

Music Midtown unveils eclectic lineup for 25th anniversary festival

Just don’t expect many nostalgia acts in Piedmont Park this September.

Along Beltline’s future Southside Trail, 20-acre park expansion is moving forward

Design firms picked for Boulevard Crossing Park’s second phase in Chosewood Park.