One of the original 13 “jewel parks” in the Atlanta BeltLine’s emerald necklace vision is set to finally move forward within a few months, according to project officials.

Long envisioned as the gateway to historic Southwest Atlanta neighborhood Westview, an expanded Enota Park project first showed promise back in 2007, when the Trust for Public Land began acquiring six different properties to add about 4 acres. The initiative gained momentum in 2017, when the U.S. Department of the Interior gifted a $600,000 grant to the effort. The following year, Atlanta BeltLine Inc. selected Peachtree Corners-based engineers Pond & Co. to lead designs.

Still, nearly six years later, Enota Park remains little more than a .3-acre playground surrounded by woods.

That’s all set to change this year, according to BeltLine officials, who recently relayed news that a contract is in progress to lock in a construction manager for Enota Park’s expansion.

The Enota Park project's location adjacent to the Westside Trail and Interstate 20 on Atlanta's southwest side. Atlanta BeltLine Inc.

The reimagined greenspace is expected to span 8 acres, or about half the size of Historic Fourth Ward Park on the Eastside Trail.

Features in Westview will include a large pavilion covered by a solar shade structure, an activity field, splash pad, passive gardens, a new playground, recreation areas, and a basketball court. The park will also showcase Proctor Creek, which emerges at the site from its below-ground starting point at Georgia World Congress Center, according to BeltLine officials.

When finished, Enota Park will be bounded by Interstate 20 to the north, the Westside Trail to the east, Lucile Avenue to the south, and Enota Place to the west.

BeltLine officials are currently working to finalize construction permitting, the construction manager contract, the project budget, and details regarding some real estate parcels within the park.

Lawn seating and enhanced playground equipment. Atlanta BeltLine Inc.; designs, Pond & Co.

Rendering depicting a multipurpose playscape and solar shade structure at Enota Park. Atlanta BeltLine Inc.; designs, Pond & Co.

Project leaders expect Enota Park construction to start in the second quarter of this year. It’s expected to take about 16 months to finish, putting the opening sometime in late 2025, should all go according to plan.

In the gallery above, find more renderings depicting what’s in the works in Westview today.


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