Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park, located in Council District 2, was recently named “Project of the Year” by the Urban Land Institute Atlanta and named a “Frontline Park” by City Parks Alliance, a national urban park advocacy organization.
The park, which opened in 2011, is an example of how municipalities can creatively solve stormwater drainage issues in urban neighborhoods while adding twenty-first century greenspace amenities for residents and families.”These are great recognitions of all that we have been achieving in the Old Fourth Ward since we first convened the community in 2007 to envision the future,” said Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, who represents that area. “Despite a national recession, Historic Fourth Ward Park has served as the catalyst for extraordinary residential, retail, and greenspace projects in the heart of the city.”
Historic Fourth Ward Park is just south of Ponce City Market. Its 17 acres touch the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and include a popular playground, open playing field, and the city’s first skatepark.
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