The West End boasts numerous parks in and around the neighborhood. These community greenspaces offer residents a fun and safe place to gather, in addition to providing the perfect backdrop for citywide festivals as well as many other public and private events. Our West End collection of parks include:
Rose Circle Park
Located at Rose Circle and White Street, Rose Circle Park is a linear greenspace along the Westside Trail corridor, featuring paved pathways through the park in addition to playground equipment and a community basketball court. Mile Marker “0” for the Atlanta Beltline is conveniently located on the western edge of the park near the Lawton Street bridge, and from there, you can continue onto the Westside Trail to explore Southwest Atlanta by bike or by foot.
Gordon White Park
With its grand opening in 2008, Gordon White Park became the Atlanta BeltLine’s first official park in Atlanta. This formerly empty, grassy lot has been revived into an urban oasis with winding pathways, landscaped garden beds, and walls and benches designed for visitors to relax and take in the surroundings. This triangle shaped greenspace is located at the intersection of White Street and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, just west of Hopkins Street.
A small grassy area on the southwest corner of Holderness Street and Lucile Avenue, Holderness-Lucile Park has recently been planted with numerous young trees in conjunction with Trees Atlanta and Park Pride. This sliver of greenspace has the potential to become an urban retreat with ample shade trees.
West End Park
A cornerstone of the West End community, located at Oak Street and Lawton Street, West End Park offers something for everyone. From tennis courts, a baseball diamond and a covered basketball court for sports enthusiasts to a large playground structure for families, West End Park is the perfect gathering place for neighbors of all ages. The park also offers numerous picnic tables as well as a few benches and several mature trees for shade. West End Park plays host to the annual Malcolm X Festival each spring.
Prominently situated at Peeples Street and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, in the heart of the West End, Howell Park boasts a covered pavilion as well as a unique mural painted by Nigerian artist, Chief Jimoh Buraimoh – the same artist whose work is featured at West End Park. Winding pathways connect a small playground with basketball courts and a handful of benches and picnic tables.
All of these parks, combined with the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail, afford local residents countless opportunities to take in the great outdoors close to home. Whether you live in the West End, are a Southwest Atlanta neighbor or you’re just stopping by for a visit to our vibrant community, we invite you to take advantage of our beautiful parks and greenspaces.