The Proctor Creek Greenway is a seven-mile bike and pedestrian trail that will be completed in six phases, from Maddox Park to the Chattahoochee River that will provide 50 acres of linear park and upland green space along Proctor Creek, as well as connectivity to the BeltLine Westside Trail, Bankhead MARTA Station, and Westside Quarry Park. Atlanta TSPLOST contributed $3.6M to fund Phase 1 of the project, from Bankhead MARTA Station to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.
The Greenway will serve as an entryway to the Chattahoochee River which currently has no public access via trail within the City limits. From an environmental perspective, the trail will provide a spectacular ribbon of greenspace and a world class trail to an underserved community, plus offer green infrastructure to treat stormwater runoff along the trail. The trail construction will stabilize the streambank by removing invasive plants and debris along the trail, followed by planting of native species. In addition, the kickoff segment will involve removal of impervious surfaces in and close to the buffer and will reduce stormwater runoff into the creek.
The first public meeting was held on March 22, 2017. Channel 26 featured a video of the August 17, 2017 groundbreaking ceremony and there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the first three miles of the Greenway on May 7, 2018.