Westside Reservoir Park
Location of proposed park in central Atlanta
|Type||Proposed public park|
|Location||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
Westside Park is a proposed park in the City of Atlanta to be located on the site of the former Bellwood Quarry, between Johnson Rd. and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, and between Bankhead and West Midtown.
The land, which had been owned by Fulton County, is currently in a long term lease to Vulcan Materials. On December 10, 2005, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin announced a plan to acquire the lease and the land in order to create a 351-acre (1.42 km2) park with a 45-acre (180,000 m2) lake which would also serve as a drinking water reservoir. The plan is a portion of the extensive Belt Line project to construct a ring of parks, trails, and transit surrounding the core of Atlanta. The proposed Westside Park is nearly twice the size of Atlanta's current largest city park, Piedmont Park. As of July 2014, there is still no date as to when the park will be funded, begun, or completed.
The former granite quarry, which closed in 2007, is slated to be turned into a lake for the future park. Often known as simply "The Quarry", it is a popular hang-out spot for local teens. The site was used as a location for filming of the AMC series The Walking Dead in summer 2010. It was also used as a filming location in season 4 episode 14 of The Vampire Diaries, a scene in Mockingjay Part 1, as well as the final scene of The Fundamentals of Caring. Most recently, (2016) it serves a significant role and is featured prominently in several episodes of the highly acclaimed Netflix series Stranger Things.
- Bellwood Quarry/Westside Park - Trust for Public Land
-  - Show in Google Maps
-  - Vulcan Materials Website with Overhead Photo
- "Should Atlanta's next civic center be built near Bellwood Quarry?",Max Blau, Creative Loafing, Jul 24, 2014
- "Georgia Locations for Netflix's 'Stranger Things'". Deep South Magazine. Deep South Media. July 28, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
Georgia’s small towns outside of Atlanta, including Douglasville, Conyers, Jackson, Winston and Fayetteville, easily pass for the Midwest, and Jackson’s intact downtown isn’t a far stretch from 1983 Hawkins on film.