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Alpharetta's Big Creek Greenway

Alpharetta's 8.3 mile Big Creek Greenway is a concrete and natural path through the deciduous woods along Big Creek, offering opportunities for walking, jogging, inline roller blading, and biking. A soft mulch trail encircles a large wetland between Haynes Bridge Road and Mansell Road where wildlife such as blue heron, deer, ducks and Canadian geese can be seen. There are several references to the Greenway in various parts of the 2011 plan, including referring to it as a major destination for residents and visitors alike, which can be seen as an economic development plus for local tourism. The City’s 2010 comprehensive plan work program had several items related to greenways: (1) Continue expansion of the City's Greenway Program including the northernmost segment to Windward Parkway and (2) Construct a greenway trail to enhance pedestrian connectivity between Wills Park and the Downtown Core. Both items indicated in their report of accomplishments as "underway." There are long-range plans to extend the greenway to Windward Parkway and to the Roswell city limit, where the City of Roswell is developing a plan to expand the linear park further south into that city. The entire Greenway runs for over 13 miles through the cities of Alpharetta and Roswell, and into neighboring Forsyth County. Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department


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