Clear Creek Greenway

$10,000 has been donated

Farrier Products Distribution, a Shelby County business since 1990, has donated $10,000 to the Parks Foundation … meeting the $100,000 matching grant that was received from the state. Construction can begin this fall on Phase 2.

Parks Consultant Clay Cottongim said the funds continue the project that provides an accessible path for people walking or jogging, mothers with baby strollers, children on bikes and even people in wheelchairs.

There are other phases planned for the Greenway Trail as well as the need for signage, benches, picnic tables and ongoing maintenance. Cottongim reminded citizens that tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the Parks Foundation, 715 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville KY 40065.

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Have you enjoyed Phase I of the Greenway Trail?  Enter from the Parking Lot on Seventh Street between the railroad trestle opposite the Serenity Center and hike a flat .75 mile that follows Clear Creek to Washington Street.  Enjoy nature within 50 yards of City Hall.  Deer, turkey, turtles, fishermen and even a donkey are only a few of the surprises that await you.

Phase II of the trail will run from Seventh Street for two miles north along the creek to Burks Branch Road.

If you would like to participate in the development of this phase of the Greenway Trail, consider making a donation.  You can buy a bench, a load of rock, a yard of pavement, or a sign commemorating something or someone near and dear to your heart.

For information on how to donate, please call Clay Cottongim, Parks Consultant, at 502-437-5244 or 502-321-0612.