City Bulletin
07

Even though the official opening isn’t until Monday, October 11, the reviews are already coming in – the newest addition to the Statesville Greenway System is a hit!

The public is invited to join in the celebration of the new greenway section at 4 p.m. this Monday. Ceremonies will be held on a section of the greenway located in the Statesville Soccer Park off Simonton Rd.
 
A $550,000 grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation funded the paving of the 2.2-mile greenway section and the construction of three bridges. The City of Statesville oversaw the engineering and planning of the construction and administration of the grant.
 
These are just a sampling of some of the emails the City is receiving about the greenway:
 
“As a family, we have walked miles, biked miles and even jogged a few miles on and around the greenway. It is an accessible and useful trail that allows us to get to parks, rec centers and places off the beaten path … Thank you for all the hard work.” – Gardner Deal
 
“We have been riding it since the beginning and have been astonished at the recent increase in users. We used to be able to ride end to end and rarely see another user. Now, we have to ride around someone every couple hundred yards … I look forward to watching the greenway expand and become even more useful and more popular.” – Jeff Archer
 
“The greenway is such a great tool for promoting outdoor activity.  Whether you're riding your bike, walking your dog or just taking a stroll with the family, the greenway can be enjoyed by everyone.” – Sean Prevette
 
Guided tours on foot or by golf carts will be available at the opening. The public is encouraged to bring their walking shoes, bicycles, strollers and wagons to enjoy the beautifully landscaped trail. Maps of the greenway system and access points will also be available.
 
Parking for the grand opening is available in the first parking lot in the Soccer Park. In case of rain, ceremonies will be held in the picnic shelter adjacent to the parking lot.
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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
704-878-3586
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