The BeltLine has become one of the biggest attractions in Atlanta because you can walk around the spunky neighborhood and stumble across trails, green space and plenty of food and drink at every turn. Right below ATL's popular Grant Park lies a more subtle (but not for long) Boulevard Crossing Park. The small five-acre park is currently being expanded into a massive space that will pose a bit of competition for Piedmont Park.\nBoulevard Crossing Park, located near the Southside trail of the BeltLine, is in the works to grow literally five times its size. The project is being designed by Cambridge-based Agency Landscape + Planning and Chicago-based Perkins & Will.\nWe're assuming the park will please all because the BeltLine held a public community meeting on Thursday (Dec. 12), welcoming locals to offer their recommendations for the park's design and vision.\nFirst came the renovated Murder Kroger and now we must get ready for the re-vamped Boulevard Crossing Park, which will be 25 acres when completed.\nIt's expected to feature trails, a playground, public art, expanded play fields and the city’s fifth splash pad, according to a Curbed Atlanta article. Talk about a glow-up.\nNarcity reached out to the BeltLine team for more information on the park's vision and progress and will update with further details ASAP.\nView this post on Instagram We’re excited to announce our latest project with the @atlantabeltline! Perkins+Will, in collaboration with design lead, Agency Landscape + Planning, has been selected for the planning and design of Boulevard Crossing Park. Building on the existing 5 acre park, this second phase of the project will expand to a 25-acre park design and connect directly to the Southside Trail. . . . . #atlantabeltline #perkinswill #atl #landscapearchitecture #park #design #urbandesign #atl A post shared by Perkins and Will Atlanta (@perkinswill_atl) on May 3, 2019 at 1:58pm PDT\nCould this be the new Piedmont Park? Only time will tell. It may not be the 840-acre Central Park, but hey, we'll take it.\nView this post on Instagram Golden Monkeys & leaveZ A post shared by Sofia Gonzalez (@sofgonzz) on Nov 16, 2019 at 2:16pm PST\nRegardless, we're super pumped to see what this massive new park will have to offer (and we can't wait to bring our dogs).\nView this post on Instagram You’ve heard the expression “There’s light at the end of the tunnel.” For me, “trees at the end of the tunnel” is even better. Trees have long been a symbol of life and hope. In the *chinju no mori* of Shintoism, for example, forests are regarded as home to *kami*, i.e., the invisible, countless spiritual powers of our world. By protecting and preserving these sacred forests, as homes for our protectors the *kami*, we humans are taking steps to ensure our own survival. The idea that we have it within our power to save ourselves — what is more hopeful than that? . . . #tree #trees #forest #forests #sacredforest #sacred #sacredspace #symbols #symbolism #hope #nature #spirituality #shinto #shintoism A post shared by Inman Park Tree Watch (@inman.park.trees) on May 22, 2019 at 3:50am PDT\nSpeaking of new happenings on the ever-growing BeltLine, over 300 apartments and townhomes are currently underway and they are actually affordable.\nIf you're planning a staycation, check out this adorable tiny home on the BeltLine because you can stay for less than $90 per night.\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.