It is happening in similar ways that the Beltline began: with ideas, with people coming together in a grassroots effort, with city and county officials, with business leaders, with a myriad of non-profits and neighborhood associations embracing the idea and importance of such a project along this waterway and green space!
Is there a plan?
DeKalb County and the PATH Foundation created a plan for bike paths throughout DeKalb County in 1999. “DeKalb’s Greenway Trails” included the 12.3 mile North Fork Peachtree Creek Trail to “tunnel commuters into Atlanta and DeKalb County employment centers.” Along this bike path are Century Center, Executive Park, Northeast Plaza, the Buford Highway corridor, and a MARTA station. Peachtree Creek Greenway, Inc. (PCG) envisions a similar plan that follows the path of the North Fork of Peachtree Creek. In 2013, with PCG acting as liaison between PATH and the City, the City of Brookhaven updated the maps to explore where this new park could be. The City of Brookhaven has since committed to a 3-mile linear park along Peachtree Creek in Brookhaven. Initial visioning, stakeholder involvement, and planning started in 2015 for Peachtree Creek Greenway at Brookhaven.
Where will the Greenway go?
The vision and will of the people and our elected officials will ultimately determine the location of the Peachtree Creek Greenway. The North Fork of Peachtree Creek begins outside of I-285 and mostly flows along I-85 until it joins the South Fork of Peachtree Creek near the Lindberg MARTA station and Path 400 in Buckhead. Our organization's initial focus is on 3 miles within the City of Brookhaven and approximately 1 mile through Century Center in the City of Chamblee. Concurrent advocacy and work is occurring in the areas surrounding Mercer University and La Vista Hills by our Board and supporters.
What will the atmosphere of the park be?
A communing with nature will be the feel of the park as visitors stroll and bike through a protected watershed of mature trees and wildlife. Pedestrians and Cyclists will have a safe way to commute to the Beltline, work nodes, and beyond. Eyes on this long-neglected waterway will improve water quality and help protect this valuable natural resource where beauty abounds.
How can I support the Peachtree Creek Greenway?
Join the movement by getting involved with us! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, join in river clean up days, or promote The Greenway in your civic, religious, and neighborhood groups and business organizations! Speak out at public hearings and tell your friends! Donate financially to the cause!