On October 3, 2016, Councilmember Yolanda Adrean announced $5 million in funding for connectivity improvements in Atlanta Memorial Park. Funding will bring new 5-foot wide sidewalks and stormwater drainage improvements to the west side of Northside Drive and will complete the 10-foot wide PATH loop around the Bobby Jones Golf Course connecting pedestrians and cyclists to the Atlanta Beltline.
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.
In 2017, AMPC will continue its focus on enhanced connectivity to improve the interior nature trails in Memorial Park. When the bidding phase is complete and funding is identified, AMPC will also improve the interior nature trails, adding two footbridges and a board walk that will fully connect amenities in low lying areas and cross drainage swales. Visit the Memorial Park Walkways Project Feasibility Study to learn more.