By Special to the Daily World
Hundreds of Atlantans joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in leading the official dedication of Historic Fourth Ward Park along the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, June 18. Community members enjoyed music, a parade, fun activities and food in this showing of unprecedented community collaboration that made possible the innovative, inspiring 17 acres of new greenspace and amenities in the heart of the city.
The Atlanta BeltLine is a comprehensive redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other.
The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States.