Explore the
Chattahoochee RiverLands

Reimagining Metro Atlanta’s relationship with the Chattahoochee River

River Stories Explore Map


  • History & Culture

    Explore how the historic and contemporary relationships between the River, its resources, and the growth and development of the region will shape the design of the Greenway


  • Ecology & Habitat

    See how the riparian corridor and tributary connections of the Chattahoochee River provide valuable green space for people and support the plants and wildlife that are the foundation of its ecological health


  • Connections & Access

    Learn about opportunities to physically connect existing destinations into a continuous public realm, transforming the Chattahoochee River from a barrier to a connector of public resources


  • Community

    Understand how the greenway will help anticipate population growth, prioritize equitable access to public resources and distribute impacts between parks and open spaces

About the Project

WHAT

Once hidden and disconnected, the Chattahoochee River is emerging as Metro Atlanta’s greatest natural asset. The Chattahoochee RiverLands unites the river and the region, linking suburban, urban, and rural communities into a continuous 100-mile public realm that follows the river. More than a trail, the RiverLands is a linear network of greenways and blueways that brings people to the water’s edge, promotes stewardship and conservation of the river, and reveals the subtle magic of the Chattahoochee to all.

WHY

The study is an opportunity to reconsider the region’s relationship to the river and create a new vision for its future that emphasizes the Chattahoochee as a joyful place to live, work, and play for the diverse and growing Atlanta Metro community. Furthermore, the study aspires to:

  • Engage – We want a diverse group of people to encounter the river so that all can understand the opportunities and challenges.
  • Invite – We want all members of the public to experience the river positively and to view it as a joyful place to live, work, and play.
  • Redefine – We want to position the Chattahoochee River as a beloved local, regional, and national asset.
  • Conserve – We want to support the ecological function of the river and ensure all activities along the river, both current and proposed, build upon a legacy of conservation and protection.

One Page SummaryPublic & Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Project Schedule

EXISTING LITERATURE & CONDITIONS ANALYSIS

October 2018 to March 2019

VISION STATEMENT

May 2019 to July 2019

GREENWAY PLAN DEVELOPMENT

Summer & Fall, 2019

PILOT PROJECT CONCEPTUAL PLAN

October 2018 to February 2020

FINAL STUDY ANTICIPATED

Spring 2020