Chattahoochee RiverLands Regional Trailhead Park

Mableton, GA
  • Park
  • Planning

Occupying approximately 13 acres, the Chattahoochee RiverLands Regional Trailhead Park is the first trailhead and park designed and implemented as part of the Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Study. Strategically located within the study, the project is an opportunity to demonstrate the transformative potential of the RiverLands vision. It will also implement the RiverLands Design Guidelines, serving as a precedent for future sites along the Chattahoochee RiverLands. Designed in collaboration with the Trailhead Steering Committee, Chattahoochee Working Group, local residents, and community advocacy groups, the trailhead concept presents an ecologically sensitive, regional destination park, with recommendations for a series of greenway connections through and between Cobb and Fulton Counties. Key elements of the park include a large-scale open space, as desired by residents of the recently incorporated city of Mableton; opportunities for both active and passive recreation; and direct water access through a boat ramp and an ADA-accessible kayak launch. Ecosystem and habitat restoration set a groundwork for the design, with a focus on grassland and wetland restoration.

The trailhead park was designed in tandem with the Chattahoochee Riverlands Gateway Framework Plan, a six-month visioning and planning effort covering a 50-acre area. Completed in 2023, the project was developed through a grant from the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program. The trailhead park is expected to welcome visitors and trail users in 2026.


  • Trust for Public Land (TPL)


Sherwood Design Engineers
Palacio Collaborative
Angelia Pressley