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October Streetcar Experience: Hurt Park Stop

Each month, we hop off the Streetcar and explore the surrounding area by foot to give you a current listing of what’s happening at our spotlighted stop.

This October, we're highlighting the Hurt Park stop, your destination for activity, GSU campus life, and an array of uniquely Downtown cultural events.

HISTORY

Hurt Park is named for Joel Hurt (1850-1926), an Atlanta businessman and developer whose company actually initiated the 1899 streetcar line that ran down Edgewood Avenue from Downtown to Inman Park. To learn more about Joel Hurt and the history of Hurt Park, explore these resources:

Joel Hurt, New Georgia Encyclopedia

A History of Hurt Park by Tommy Hart Jones for Georgia State University

EVENTS

Take the Streetcar to the Hurt Park stop to enjoy:

A3C Festival and Conference, October 5-9. Revel in performances and educational sessions with hip-hop's leading influencers and hottest up-and-comers.

On weekends in October, Pokemon Go plays can enjoy the new Pokemon Go Streetcar Experience! Ride the rails to catch 'em all Friday-Sunday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wear a Pokemon-themed costume during Halloween weekend to earn a free ride voucher and a sweet treat.

GSU Homecoming, October 17-22. Panthers past and present will gather for spirited activities, from the parade and tailgating to the big game against UT Martin.

Tuesday, October 25 is a Fare Free Day! Atlanta Streetcar Fare Free Days occure the last Tuesday of each month. Ride the rails to have a new #StreetcarExperience - on us.

The newly-renovated Auburn Avenue Research Library has a full calendar of lectures, screenings, and community discussions that are free and open to the public.

DO

Check out a Relay bike from the GSU Arts & Humanities hub and enjoy the bike lanes on Edgewood Avenue.

Explore the Ernest G. Welch School of Art &Design galleries.

Stroll through Hurt Park, which will soon undergo renovations, thanks to a partnership between GSU and the City of Atlanta.

Pay a visit to the historic Dixie Coca-Cola Bottling Company plant, now a National Historic Landmark that currently houses the GSU Baptist Collegiate Ministry.

EAT

Grab a snack from Magnolia Bistro at the Woodruff Volunteer Center.

Get excited about the new Starbucks coming to the historic Hurt Building!

BUSINESS

The Loudermilk Center, at Atlanta conferene and meeting space.

The Hurt Building, one of the city's earliest skyscrapers; also home to the beautiful Venetian Room event space.

GSU Campus amenities: Student Center East, University Lofts, Dahlberg Hall and more.

The offices of the Atlanta Regional Commission, the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county area.