At a Glance
An urban quarry is transformed into a city icon.
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.