On August 10, 2013 the official dedication ceremony for the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest Connector Trail took place.
The Southwest Connector Trail is just a few blocks west of the Westview neighborhood and features beautiful meandering walking paths along Utoy creek amidst tree canopy. The trail, which is most conveniently accessed by Westview residents via the dead ends at Westwood Avenue or Rogers Avenue, connects to the Lionel Hampton Trail.
To view photos of the dedication ceremony please visit the Atlanta BeltLine website: http://beltline.org/explore/photos/?setId=72157635047435936
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: Washington High School—Auditorium (near intersection of Beckwith Street & Whitehouse), 45 Whitehouse Drive, SW Atlanta, GA 30314
Details: Learn more about the Southwest Multi-Use Trail. Please join us for the kick-off meeting to discuss the preliminary design of the Southwest Corridor, including transit and a multi-use trail. This 3.4 mile corridor will start at Lena Avenue (Washington Park) and will end at Allene Avenue. The corridor design will also include streetscapes, landscape design, access point identification, and proposed transit stops.
On January 12, 2013 the Atlanta BeltLine and PATH Foundation held the groundbreaking for the new “Southwest Connector Trail.” Since then construction for the trail has been well under way. The results are already looking very promising with a lovely meandering path through the forest along a creek, nicely designed bridges, and a granite seating area.
The trail is not in Westview, but is conveniently located a few blocks down Westwood Avenue in the Westwood Terrace neighborhood (just west of Westview) and will be a great amenity for Westview residents. Once complete the trail will connect the Westwood Terrace neighborhood with the Lionel Hampton Trail.
To view more photos of the Southwest Connector Trail being constructed please visit our Westview Facebook page.
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Location: Beecher Hills Elementary School, 2257 Bollingbrook Drive, 30311
Details: Southwest Connector Trail the Next Link in 33-Mile Network of Paved Trails
This PATH Foundation-led project will ultimately connect to the Atlanta BeltLine through the Westview neighborhood in southwest Atlanta.
The Southwest Connector Trail winds through a serene stretch of woods, originating at the existing Lionel Hampton Trail, passing by Beecher Hills Elementary School, and emerging onto Westwood Avenue. When complete, this trail will run 4.5 miles. With connections between the Beecher Hills and Westwood Terrace neighborhoods, the trail will allow for improved access to Beecher Hills Elementary School.
Text and photograph source: Atlanta BeltLine