Bellwood Quarry/Westside Park
In 2006 the City of Atlanta purchased a quarry in northwest Atlanta that had been in operation for more than 100 years. In December of that year TPL preserved a 10-acre property located at the quarry entrance as an addition to the site. The entire property will be converted into a new 300-acre park along Atlanta's Beltline, a 22-mile corridor of parks, trails, and transit encircling downtown. The new park will be the largest in the city and the quarry itself will become a sparkling 1.9-billion-gallon water reservoir.
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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.