If you’re strolling along the Eastside Trail and curious about the past, present and future of the trail network, be sure to pop inside the new Atlanta BeltLine Center for the answers.
The center opened in The Stove Works in April to celebrate and educate users on all the BeltLine has to offer. The space has served as offices for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership since 2016, but has now been transformed into a visitor and community center, which is open Monday through Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Executive Director Rob Brawner said the mission of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership can be summed up in one word: support. The Atlanta BeltLine Center serves as the base camp that aids the partnership’s mission to fundraise, program and advocate for the 22-mile loop.
“The BeltLine impacts everyone in the city, whether you live directly on it or you live in the region. It’s such a catalyst for a new type of lifestyle and culture,” Brawner said.
Decorated with bikes suspended from the ceiling, a mosaic wall of donors to the project and a giant map that gives and overview of the entire BeltLine project. Visitor can also use the restroom, register for a fitness class, check out branded merchandise and find out how to contribute to the BeltLine.
The center also offers three types of tours, starting with one led by Trees Atlanta that includes a 1.5 hour guided walking tour of the BeltLine with an emphasis on nature. Other options are to hop on your bike with Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for a guided history tour, or sign up for the 3-hour bus tour that runs every Saturday morning.
Later this month, the BeltLine will host an All Call Service Day on Saturday, June 30 in Maddox Park. The family friendly, quarterly service day is in partnership with Friends of Maddox Park and LOVE Atlanta and Park Pride.
More information on the Center can be found at BeltLine.org/beltlinecenter.