Atlanta’s largest greenspace, the 280-acre Westside Park, is officially open.

Formerly the Bellwood Quarry, the deep pit has been transformed into the 2.4-billion-gallon emergency reservoir that could provide water to the city for 30 days.

The $44 million park is also a vital link on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail and is already drawing new homes and business investments, including Microsoft’s nearby hub.

Here’s a look inside the new park:

Amy Wenk

Amy Wenk was editor of Reporter Newspapers in 2021-22.