Client: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Status: Design completed in 2010
Master plan for an underutilized city park in along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor
Community ideas were gathered to guide park design
TSW was retained to develop the Enota Park Master Plan as part of the Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 study. The Master Plan is a long-term vision for the park area resulting from community input and technical analysis.
The planning and design process began with a site inventory that examined history, previous planning efforts, existing facilities, access, context, and natural features. A needs analysis was conducted that focused on opportunities and constraints regarding accessibility, visibility, and management. As part of the needs analysis, community members helped guide the process to ensure that the park design reflected local needs. TSW then developed concept plans resulting in the final Master Plan. The Master Plan of the park addresses issues that were identified in the analysis, including environmental restoration, safety and security, and access and circulation.
Two of the main features of the Master Plan is the Entry Plaza and Event Lawn, which is designed to function as one space during organized events. At 37,550 square feet, the Event Lawn will support community events with a covered stage at the lower end of the lawn suggesting a natural outdoor theater.