Atlanta, Georgia

Westside Park & Proctor Creek Greenway

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Westside Park, Atlanta’s newest park and largest greenspace, is a great addition to the city’s running scene. There are five miles of paved trails, anchored by the 2.5-mile Proctor Creek Greenway a paved multi-use path that runs from the Bankhead metro station to West Highlands. The park’s terrain includes wooded walking paths, grassy meadows, and dramatic rocky cliffs. There’s ample parking and good restroom facilities.

For running in the park, there are three paved loop trails that can be combined: purple loop (1.35 miles); blue loop (0.5 miles); yellow loop (0.3 miles, some good stairs); red trail (0.66 miles). Combine with the Proctor Creek Trail for a good 6-7 mile run!

Add-Ons: Grove Park neighborhood at the park’s southern end has quiet residential streets that are fine for running.

Note: The plan is for this to eventually connect to the westside Beltline Trail.

Essentials
  • Park has 5 miles of paths; Proctor Creek Trail is 2.5 miles (4 km) one-way
  • Proctor Creek Trail is 88 feet (27m) one-way, south to north
  • In park or at one of Proctor Creek Trail Trailheads
  • Two parking areas in park; Bankhead metro station at Proctor Creek Trail southern trailhead

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Essentials
  • Park has 5 miles of paths; Proctor Creek Trail is 2.5 miles (4 km) one-way
  • Proctor Creek Trail is 88 feet (27m) one-way, south to north
  • In park or at one of Proctor Creek Trail Trailheads
  • Two parking areas in park; Bankhead metro station at Proctor Creek Trail southern trailhead