Today, the Chattahoochee River between the city of Atlanta and West Point Lake — a 70-mile stretch with forested riverbanks, rocky shoals, rural communities, and cultural sites — is no longer regularly polluted with the city’s waste. Once considered off-limits for recreation due to chronic sewage overflows and polluted storm runoff, this previously blighted section is on the cusp of becoming a major destination for outdoor experiences.
The project will enhance pedestrian infrastructure, traffic flow and overall appearance of the intersection at Peachtree Road and Phipps Boulevard.
Living near parks can boost health and well being. But low-income communities and those of color often have less access than wealthier, white ones. Revamping schoolyards could be a game changer.
The city is moving forward to buy 46 acres in the South River Forest for the creation of parks and trails in Southeast Atlanta.
The city of Atlanta will receive more than $3 million as part of a recent congressional spending bill. The money will go towards a plan that would connect Midtown's east and west sides.
Neighborhoods across Atlanta were awarded grants by a local nonprofit to improve their parks and greenspaces.
Hundreds of indigenous people disinterred by archaeologists at the historic Etowah Mounds in Northwest Georgia will be returned to their descendants with the cooperation of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The park is meant in part to mitigate flooding in the city's low-lying Canal District, home of the new Enmarket Arena.
When Congress agreed to enlarge the boundaries of the former Ocmulgee National Monument the national park designation was only part of the plan.
For the next few years, the National Park Service will study whether to include about 50 river miles in Bibb, Twiggs, Houston, Bleckley and Pulaski counties.
Amid high temperatures and a pandemic, green spaces are a lifeline. But new data shows parks in low-income and nonwhite areas are smaller and more crowded than those in high-income and white areas.