The area of 17,5 acres with a beautiful pond as its central element was designed on the site of the former amusement park called Ponce de Leon. This park assembled various attractions like restaurants, a casino, a theater, and many others.
The non-profit organization was formed in 2008 to maintain the development of the park, which means that its wellbeing is totally supported by the community. Donating their money and labor, the volunteers, authorities and businesses pursue one important goal—full and thorough realization of the park plans.
In 2006, HFWP became the part of the Atlanta Beltline Project, a 22-mile corridor encircling the Downtown, and that has brought a big transformational progress to the area. By now, Phase II is successfully completed: the park includes Clear Creek Basin, an amphitheater, a splash pad, playscape and a skate park. For the past recent years, Fourth Ward has been the major city park on the Beltline.