At a Glance

An urban quarry is transformed into a city icon.

Project Description

The City of Atlanta is planning an iconic new park, the largest in Atlanta, located on 280 acres surrounding a former quarry that is now a City of Atlanta drinking water reservoir.

Biohabitats worked on the first planning phase of the project, conducting an ecological assessment of the site. It included a broad characterization of plant communities and invasive species, soil conditions, wildlife habitat, species of concern, surface hydrology (wetlands, streams, springs) and ecological context within surrounding region.

During Phase 1 (design and construction) Biohabitats provided consultation on invasive species identification, assessment and control and preliminary recommendations on soils and plant schedules.

The Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation has considered a range of alternatives in the redesign of this tremendous greenspace opportunity. Biohabitats has provided input on ecological restoration potential and park design options.



Southeast Atlantic

Physiographic Province



Chattahoochee River

Expertise Areas

Urban Ecology, Water


City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation


Atlanta, Georgia, United States