Behind the Scenes Tour – What does being a donor to PATH400 get you? Well for one, a sneak peek into the next phase of PATH400 construction – behind the locked fences with your own personal tour guide (ahem – me of course)! As an added feature, participants havrthe opportunity to talk with Livable Buckhead board members during the tour.
Just three years after breaking ground, PATH400 has reached 50 percent completion with 2.5 miles of trail now open to the public. The two newest segments – one between Sidney Marcus Dr. and Miami Circle, the other between Old Ivy Rd. and Wieuca Rd. – officially opened to the public in the waning days of 2016, although nearby residents have been enjoying these sections of the trail since concrete was poured in the late fall.
The “Force” is with PATH400 – On December 3rd, Livable Buckhead partnered with local artists Jessi Queen, Zach Herndon, Katie Bush, Rachel Tipton Boyd, Meg Mitchell, and James Wheeler, transforming the trail into an intergalactic experience with the release of Star Wars: Rogue One.
The murals were completed on special panels built into the PATH400 soundproofing wall, designed with art installations in mind. Check them out online, or even better in person on PATH400! While you are out there, make sure to enjoy the holiday decorations dotting the greenway.
Snap a picture and share it on Instagram with #path4002016. Share any great picture you may have taken throughout the year using the hashtag. We’ll choose our favorites to be included in our 2017 calendar. The Instagram user of the photo with the most likes will get a personal trail tour of the upcoming section of the greenway from Miami Circle to the Gordon Bynum Bridge. The tour, for up to six people, will include lunch at Eclipse di Luna at Miami Circle. You have until January 15th to post your pics and get the most likes…so get on it!
New PATH400 Website Launched – In mid-November, Livable Buckhead launched a new website for PATH400 users, path400greenway.org. The mobile-optimized site includes a Google map indicating access points, parking and other places of interest along the greenway.
In addition, the new website contains an event calendar to keep up with planned programming on the greenway, as well as a section entitled, “The Dirt.” This section contains news, press releases and articles of interest about PATH400, trails and greenspace.
Check out path400greenway.org now.
Love Star Wars? You will NOT want to miss this! – Calling all nerds! You know who you are and you know what is happening on December 16th – the release of Rogue One, the latest Star Wars movie. PATH400 is getting in the spirit on December 3rd, with local artists Jessi Queen, Zach Herndon, Katie Bush, Rachel Tipton Boyd, Meg Mitchell, and James Wheeler transforming the trail into an intergalactic experience. Dress the part and come out to watch the artists at work as they bring our art walls to life with Star Wars interpretations in chalk art. Would you like to see your name in chalk with this happening?
BUCKHEAD REdeFINED – If you think greenways are important and want to see more of them, now is the time to speak up! Livable Buckhead is currently leading the development of a master plan for the community – BUCKHEAD REdeFINED – and we need to hear what you think.
PATH400 has always been more than just a trail and the first park is starting to take shape! Under the leadership of Hon. Council member Howard Shook,
Old Ivy Park was acquired by a unique partnership between the City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation and Livable Buckhead.
Congratulations, JSG Photography!
We received so many great photos, we couldn’t decide, so we invited the public to vote for their favorite photo. All of the finalists photos will be displayed at Lenox Square through the month of June, with the winning photograph being produced on canvas and presented to Jeremy Gragg of JSG Photography after the viewing is finished.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined Livable Buckhead at an event last week to recognize major donors to our PATH400 capital campaign. In his remarks, Mayor Reed reflected on the need to seize the opportunity that PATH400 presents.
“Buckhead deserves this kind of connectivity. Buckhead deserves greenspace. We must take advantage of the opportunity we have now, because we will not have this opportunity again.”
Last fall, you captured Buckhead’s PATH400SM at its autumnal best. Now with the weather fallphotowinnerfb warming up, it’s time to grab your iPhone, your SLR or even that old Polaroid if you like and head out to the greenway.
Most of the plants that we worried over all winter have survived and will soon be in full bloom, making PATH400 a picture-perfect place to get out and enjoy spring.
If Buckhead had a birthstone it would be concrete. Our paved paradise has some of Atlanta’s best high rises, restaurants and shopping, but our parks game is weak. Livable Buckhead is working on that…and we need your help.
It’s not news that walking is healthy and people who walk or otherwise exercise regularly tend to be more calm, alert and happy than people who are inactive. To combat afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus, take a walk during the lunch hour.