Atlanta city officials on Oct. 16 formally opened the site of the former Fort Peachtree to the public. The 15-acre site on Ridgewood Road in northwest Atlanta houses a replica of the 19th century fort, the city said in a press release.

“I want to thank the mayor’s office for sharing this vision and understanding the importance of green space in building communities and making a place where we want to raise our families, create traditions and enjoy the outdoors,” said Atlanta City Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean.

The property is owned by the city Department of Watershed Management, Adrean said in the press release.  It runs along the Chattahoochee River and Peachtree Creek, the city said.

The parks and recreation department will operate, maintain and provide any additional improvements to the green space, which will be open to the public daily during daylight hours, the city said

Department of Watershed Management Commissioner Jo Ann Macrina, at center, with Atlanta City Councilwomen Yolanda Adrean and Mary Norwood, Director of Parks Doug Voss, watershed management directors R.T. Parker and Lee Hunt and members of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Fort Peachtree Chapter. Photo supplied by the city of Atlanta.

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