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SaportaReport | Blank Foundation gives BeltLine largest gift ever for Bellwood Quarry park

The Atlanta BeltLine and the proposed Westside Park at the Bellwood Quarry received major boosts Tuesday morning with the announcement that the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded a $17.5 million grant for the project. The Blank grant will accelerate the development of parks and trails along the 22-mile circular corridor – especially on…
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Atlanta Daily World | City Breaks Ground on the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined other City officials today to break ground on what will become the largest park in the City of Atlanta, the future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry.“The Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry will change the surrounding landscape far beyond just being the largest greenspace in the city,” said Mayor Bottoms. “The…
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AJC | Renderings show big plans for $26.5M Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry

During one of his final press conferences as mayor, Kasim Reed announced Friday some plans for the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, which has been under construction since September 2016.The first phase of the $26.5 million project will include a gateway entrance at the intersection of Johnson Road and Grove Park Place. The gateway, which will…
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Saporta Report | New Westside Greenspace Shows Potential for Expanded Atlanta Waterworks Park

In a wonderful beginning, Atlanta welcomed its newest green space on Sunday – a 4.5 acre site that offers dramatic views of the city’s skyline. The new greenspace is a result of the persistent hard work by a grassroots community group – Friends of Atlanta Westside Park. They joined up with the recently-formed business organization…
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AJC | Atlanta Breaks Ground on City’s Biggest Park at Bellwood Quarry

It’s a lush forest five miles northwest of City Hall and in many ways, it’s a world away from the concrete jungle of downtown Atlanta. And on Thursday, after more than a decade of planning, city leaders held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, a sprawling tract that will become the city’s…
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Fox 5 | Groundbreaking on Atlanta’s Westside Park

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined a number of city officials to celebrate the ground breaking Thursday on Lois Street. ATLANTA – Construction on the new Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry is now underway. During work on the $26.5 project, activities will be held to engage the community and get input on park design. Mayor Bottoms…
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