Project Description

Atlanta BeltLine Historic Fourth Ward Park / Eastside Trail Gateway


Client: Atlanta Beltline Inc.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Status: Completed in 2014


  • Design and engineering services for a gateway connection between two major parks/open spaces
  • Deals with the challenge of steep topography on site


The Atlanta BeltLine is a 22-mile loop of trails, transit, and parks following an abandoned railroad right-of-way. TSW led a consultant team to provide design and engineering for the Historic Fourth Ward Park / Eastside Trail Gateway. The site is constrained by steep topography and an approximate 30-foot elevation change.

TSW’s design for the gateway was guided by two design principles:

1) complement the Angier Overlook with a simple understated design and

2) design a clear gateway that functions for multiple circulation patterns.

As part of the design process, TSW incorporated lighting, vegetation, and stormwater management strategies. TSW developed schematic design and construction documentation and provided construction administration. The gateway trail project was completed in August 2014.