Enhanced connectivity has been at the core of AMPC’s mission since its founding. Beginning with the 2013 public workshops to the Memorial Park Walkways Project Feasibility Study completed at the end of 2015, AMPC has actively engaged the community and extensively studied how to bring safe and walkable paths to the park. With the enhanced connectivity, a variety of users including children, walkers with strollers and pets, joggers and those with disabilities needing stable surfaces, will have a safe place to enjoy the park and lead healthier lifestyles. For the full story, click here.
An overview of the projects starting in 2018 include:
* 10-12 foot wide PATH loop around the Bobby Jones golf course connecting pedestrians and cyclists to the Atlanta Beltline: Construction began in February 2018 and is estimated to be completed in the summer of 2018.
* 5-foot wide sidewalks on Wesley Drive and Woodward Way (on the west side of Northside Drive): Renew Atlanta, AMPC, Astra, HGOR, and Long Engineering are finalizing the paperwork so that construction can begin in the second quarter of 2018. Stormwater drainage improvements and an invasive species removal component are additional elements of the project.
* Enhancing the interior nature trails in Memorial Park: Funding has been identified through a Legacy Grant award from Park Pride. Construction will commence in 2018 after permitting is complete.