Exploring Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry
Special Issue: Maps, Photos & Videos
You will be hearing a lot about Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, which officially opens this Friday. I have created this special edition of my podcast and newsletter to give my subscribers a head start. I have also included links to dozens of photos, videos and maps that I have taken / recorded / created over the years. Feel free to share this with your friends. Thanks. — Steve Saenz, ATLsherpa
Westside Park At-A-Glance
280 acres (Piedmont Park ~190 acres) making it ATL’s largest public park.
Located in NW ATL, just west of Marietta Blvd, just north of Bankhead MARTA station and just SW of Huff Road.
Located north and east of Grove Park, just west of Knight Park-Howell Station.
Accessible to Atlanta Beltline, Proctor Creek Greenway, Bankhead MARTA station and Quarry Yards (new Microsoft campus).
Former site of Bellwood granite quarry last mined by Vulcan Materials.
City of Atlanta purchased the property from Fulton County and Vulcan in 2006 for ~$40 million.