Greenway Trail Phase II is now open to the public… hikers, bikers, walkers, runners, baby strollers, wheelchairs! The blacktopped trail along Clear Creek was funded by a $100,000 Federal Recreational Trails Grant and $100,000 in private donations to match the grant.
The recent third annual Parks Pedal Party lured 31 adult riders for either a 40-mile or 21-mile ride along county roads while another 11 rode bicycles within Clear Creek Park and neighborhood paths. Their donations totaled $2,000 to assist the continued Greenway Trail project through the Shelby County Parks Foundation.
Foundation consultant Clay Cottongim acknowledges all those who have donated toward both Phase I and II, especially Barry Campbell for clearing both trails for blacktopping. Now planning begins for Phase III, with the ultimate goal having the Greenway Trail follow Clear Creek to Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.
Individuals wanting to help the Foundation can contact Cottongim at 502-321-0612 or send donations to Greenway Trail, c/o Parks Foundation, 717 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville KY 40065.