Come out and support your enthusiasm for the Clarkesville Greenways, and also get a tour of the proposed half mile expansion into Mary Street Park that should begin sometime this summer. It's been nearly three years (June of 2009) since we've had a Greenways Public Meeting and there's cause to celebrate. Last month the City of Clarkesville received word that they had been approved for a $100,000 grant from the Georgia Recreational Trails Program to extend the existing Greenway trail into the adjacent Mary Street Park.
This new trail section will greatly enhance the use and enjoyment of the Greenway and also improve Mary Street Park which just happens to be in a revisioning process this year. The city has also applied for funding to build a grassed amphitheater that would join with the Greenways. Other features of this new trail section will include: two trailheads, concrete ramps, a restrooom and access to picnic tables for individuals with disabilities. It will also feature a second bridge across Rocky Branch, and improved signage. The grant will also allow us to assess ways to improve the overall trail system so come out and give your ideas.
Part of the public meeting will be soliciting input from citizens who use the Greenway and looking at volunteer opportunities such as: improving use of the kiosk for posting community announcements, management of pet friendly features, signage explaining special features of the Greenway, how to promote the Greenway to visitors to the area, special events, maintenance of the trail and trail features such as the boardwalk and natural areas.
Come and enjoy a walk around the new trail section and discussions of how to make the Greenway even more used and loved in the City of Clarkesville.