Exploring Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry

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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.

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