Phase I of the Greenway Trail has now extended underneath the East Washington Street bridge and back onto Main Street via a blacktopped path through a car lot. City tourism/restaurant tax funds paid for the addition.
New trail ready
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 Greenway Trail started with Phase I off North Seventh Street, across from the Serenity Center and traveling to the bridge at East Main. Phase II is also off North Seventh Street, using the same entrance as Calvary Cemetery and marked with a sign designating the area as the Citizens Union Bank Community Park since the business donated 22 acres in that area to the Parks Foundation.
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.
$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.