Blank Foundation Gives $17.5 Million for Westside Park

Largest gift in Atlanta BeltLine Partnership history supports forthcoming capital campaign

At this week’s State of the BeltLine, Mayor Bottoms had a very special announcement to share: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded a $17.5 million grant to Atlanta BeltLine Partnership to support development of Westside Park.

With the first phase anticipated to open in 2020, Westside Park will eventually become the largest greenspace in the city of Atlanta. Spanning approximately 280 acres when complete, the Park will serve as a catalyst for surrounding historic communities and create a destination greenspace for both neighboring residents and the region.

Joining the City’s $26.5 million investment in the first phase of Westside Park, we’re thrilled to share that this grant will enhance public access, neighborhood connectivity, and long-term sustainability of approximately 50 acres of this 280-acre greenspace.

It’s also the lead gift in our forthcoming expanded capital campaign, and will build on the $4.1 million raised to support the creation of Atlanta BeltLine Interim Trails. Combined with public and other identified sources of funding, this proposed campaign will activate five shovel-ready parks and trails and the continued creation of interim trails. Learn more!

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