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Menager in ABC Co.

Westside Park

at Bellwood Quarry

Since 2016, the City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management has been constructing the Bellwood Quarry reservoir. This transformative project holds 2.4 billion gallons of emergency drinking water, increasing the City’s emergency supply from three days to more than 30 days.
The need for public green spaces will increase as the population grows. The development of Westside Park represents a giant step forward in that direction. The $44 million Westside Park transforms the surrounding area in ways that go well beyond becoming the City’s most significant green space. The former abandoned quarry and 280 acres of undeveloped property serve as a stimulus for the neighboring community and a link to the Atlanta Beltline. The first phase of the much-anticipated deal opened in Fall of 2021 and represents the following:
  • 52 acres of completed redevelopment
  • Over four miles of walking trails
  • Over six acres of high-performance event lawns
  • Two playgrounds
  • Multiple restrooms and event pavilions
  • Stunning views of the 2.4-billion-gallon reservoir and the Atlanta skyline
Working with The Atlanta Beltline and Coxe Curry & Associates, the City maintained the goal budget and provided features that made it a park and a destination. The City also worked with private partners to bring in additional funding to the project. Numerous facilities now available to the public are courtesy of contributions from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

This project is associated with a historic reservoir providing 2 billion gallons of reserve drinking water for the City of Atlanta, extending its reserve from 3 to 60 days.  

Project Details:


Atlanta, GA


Advisory Services


52 Acres




The AMB Family Foundation

Design Team:

Long Engineering


Reeves Young


CMAA-SAC Project Management, 2022

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