Historic Fourth Ward ParkHistoric Fourth Ward Park is a park built on the site of the old Ponce de Leon amusement park, in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta, just south of Ponce City Market and just west of the BeltLine trail.
Currently the park covers 17 acre in two separate sections. It is planned to eventually connect these two parcels and cover a total of 30 acres.
Pond And AmphitheaterThe park includes a pond with a path around it and has an aerator fountain to keep it from stagnating. An amphitheater, cushioned with bermudagrass, surrounds part of the pond.
The skate park is located at 830 Willoughby Way, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. It is a 15000 sqft facility which offers bowls, curbs, and smooth-rolling concrete mounds. The designated skating facility is Atlanta's first public skate park. The park opened June 2011 with legendary skater Tony Hawk in attendance. Hawk's philanthropic foundation awarded the project $25,000. Hawk stated that the clear vision of BeltLine officials, as well as of Little Five Points' Stratosphere skateboards owner Thomas Taylor, who encouraged city officials to build the park, heavily influenced his foundation's decision to award the money.
Future expansionIn January 2013 the BeltLine announced that it had acquired a 0.76 acre parcel (bordering The Masquerade property on the south) which would connect the BeltLine with the park.
A Phase III is planned which would connect Phase II with the separate skatepark parcel, adding 13 acre. The property is