Historic Fourth Ward Park


Historic Fourth Ward Park
First phase of Historic Fourth Ward Park, early 2011

Historic Fourth Ward Park is a park built on the site of the old Ponce de Leon amusement park, in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta, just south of Ponce City Market and just west of the BeltLine trail. It will eventually cover 30 acres (12 ha).

Sections

  • The area from Morgan St. down to Rankin St., centered around waterfalls and the stormwater retention pond, opened in February 2011 ahead of the official grand opening in June 2011
  • The section between Rankin St. south to Ralph McGill Blvd. opened in June 2011 with a playground and "splash pad" for children, urban forest and recirculating stream, restrooms, a grand stair, wildflower meadow, entry lawn and entry plaza from Ralph McGill Blvd.
  • An additional section separated from the main park, immediately adjacent to the BeltLine and Freedom Parkway also opened in June 2011 and includes a sports field, skate park, playground and restrooms. It is accessible by car from Wiiloughby Way.
  • Phase III from North Ave. down to Morgan St., across from Ponce City Market and alongside Masquerade (Atlanta) is under construction as of late 2011 and will include a grand entry, event lawn and "artifact bosque"

References

Coordinates: 33°46′07″N 84°21′56″W / 33.768561°N 84.365655°W / 33.768561; -84.365655


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