Welcome to this "placeholder" site for Riverwalk Atlanta. Enjoy this time capsule from 1997, and look for the new site, coming soon!The Chattahoochee River is a river of contradictions. The river, its tributaries and its watershed are a vital and beautiful Atlanta resource. The Chattahoochee, which courses from the mountains of North Georgia, through urban Atlanta, to Apalachicola Bay in the Florida panhandle. Much of the river corridor is still in a natural state and provides ample opportunities for recreation activities such as hiking, jogging, canoeing, and fishing.
But the Chattahoochee is also a river in danger. Many of the major tributaries to the Chattahoochee River suffer from urban runoff, eroded stream banks and sewer overflows. Several environmental groups and communities have filed suit in federal court because of elevated levels of pollution that have been blamed on inadequate wastewater and sewer overflows. American Rivers has declared the Chattahoochee "the most endangered urban river in America.
To address the issues surrounding the Chattahoochee River, we have assembled teams of landscape architects from around the country combined with forces of local design professionals, national organizations, community stakeholders, and representatives from city, county, and federal agencies. Our goal is to help bring people to the river in their daily lives, and, by doing so, develop a broad "river ethic" which will influence future public policy on river protection, and to integrate the river into the daily life of Atlanta. Specific objectives of this demonstration project are to address flood control, environmental quality, preservation, aesthetics, watershed management, and public access while helping build public support for the vision of protecting the river.
Enjoy this time capsule from 1997, and look for the new site, coming soon!
1997 Landscape Architecture Foundation Demonstration Project