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Morning Tour of Atlanta BeltLine's New Historic Fourth Ward Park

This event is a production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

An RSVP here means a commitment. Confirmation will be requested.

Park along North Angier (look for The Masquerade on North Avenue) and make your way to the Basin opposite the gate to the Georgia Power facility.

The tour will start promptly at 10:30am and last around 90 minutes. For those interested, we'll be heading over to Manuel's Tavern for lunch after the tour.

This is a fair weather event. A rain date will be scheduled in case it is canceled.

A big thank-you to Richard Wittschiebe Hand for helping to make this event happen.


Morning Tour of Atlanta BeltLine's New Historic Fourth Ward Park

Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) is perhaps the most visible sign so far of the transformative nature of the Atlanta BeltLine project. Dedicated in June 2011, it is a glistening oasis where there once stood little more than cracked asphalt, trash-strewn fields. The creation of H4WP has allowed the City to sell the old Sears Building, putting it back on the tax rolls, and has led to almost $400 million in private development in the surrounding area.

Join us as Kevin Burke, the Senior Landscape Architect for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., shows us around this 17-acre open space that includes a stormwater detention basin, “gussied up” to not look like one at all, 34 kiloWatt solar photovoltaic installation, Atlanta's first skatepark, play spaces, an event lawn for concerts and a multiuse sports field. We will talk about park and urban design, storm water mitigation, economic development, ecology, and construction.

About our Guide
Kevin Burke is the Senior Landscape Architect for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and has thirty years of professional experience on a range of institutional, roadway, college and university, residential, and park projects. He oversees all day-to-day design and construction efforts for all public open spaces of the project. With the assistance of two very capable volunteers, Kevin is the lead organizer of ABI’s 3rd Annual Organic Land Care Symposium, which seeks to inform the public and practitioners about the path towards a more sustainable maintenance practice.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Utah State University and is a NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional.

Photo courtesy of Atlanta BeltLine Inc.

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  • Barbara B.

    Marc, Thanks for the change, but I just opened my computer. I will see you at Manual's.

    June 15, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    Marc I thought I was a yes for the AM tour but-I am listed under the not attending. So, won't be there. I was a yes for the first date - I guess I did not RSVP for this rain date. The weather is going to be beautiful - have fun.

    June 15, 2013

    • Tim M.

      I have an extra person now so hopefully there is still an open spot. Not a big deal if there isn't. Thanks

      June 15, 2013

    • Marc M.

      Tim - I suspect things will work out. - Marc

      June 15, 2013

  • Robert G.

    My guest is ill and can't make it. But I am definitely coming

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Durn!!! A conflict has come up. Durn!

    June 14, 2013

  • Vicki

    This is confirmation that I will be there!

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Jane E.

    Unfortunately can't make this, happy to open a space for someone.

    June 12, 2013

  • Marc M.

    This is a note to all those added recently from the waiting list. If it turns out you can't attend the 4th Ward Park tour Saturday, please change your RSVP to "no" so that someone else can take your place. Thanks! Marc

    June 11, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Hi Marc, tried to sign up but apparently no spots left. Let me know if 3 spots open. Thanks

    June 10, 2013

  • Marc M.

    I have received confirmations for the morning tour next Saturday from the people below. If you are not on this list - and I apologize for any errors in this regard - please comment here to let me know if you plan on attending. I'll start promoting people from the waiting list to replace non-responders tomorrow.

    Thanks,
    Marc
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    Ken Mendelson
    Richard (+1)
    Don Woodyard
    Michelle
    Robert Gertz (+1)
    Kerry
    Kathryn

    June 8, 2013

    • Barbara B.

      I will be there on Sat AM Barbara Burns

      June 8, 2013

    • Marc M.

      Thanks, Barbara.

      June 8, 2013

  • Carolyn

    Cancel that. I see I have a conflict.

    June 8, 2013

  • Carolyn

    I haven't signed up but I'd like to attend. Is it too late? I can't RSVP since it's closed.

    June 8, 2013

  • Richard

    I thought you said our RSVP from the original would roll over to this one automatically???

    May 20, 2013

    • Marc M.

      Sorry, Richard. I thought they woud rollover. I had to do them by hand. I'll add you. - Marc

      May 20, 2013

  • Virginia

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it.

    May 13, 2013

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