GREENWAYS - MULTI USE TRAIL SYSTEM
The Greenways Multi-Use Trail System is a long envisioned, 3.5-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway in downtown Prescott along Miller and Granite Creeks. Miller and Granite Creeks are predominately in private ownership. As of 2004, 1-1/2 miles of pathways are completed and enjoyed by many residents and visitors. Benches and interpretive signs are found along the trails, which are part of the Mile-High Trail System.
The project was originally envisioned by Prescott Alternative Transportation and the City of Prescott, which led to the successful receipt of the federal Transportation Enhancement grant for the project. The grant is also for beautification of these creeks. Open Space Alliance of Central Yavapai County (OSA) became involved in 1999 with the West Granite Creek Park master plan, and later by forming the Greenways Committee and engaging in much positive dialogue with all affected property owners. The Greenways Committee includes Prescott Alternative Transportation, Prescott Creeks Preservation Association, the local Audubon chapter, City of Prescott, and other organizations. OSA also engaged property owners with various mailings and informational meetings.
As of mid-2004, current efforts involve working with 19 different property owners, and more trail construction and tree plantings will occur in 2005. Assistance with these efforts is always needed.
For more information, contact The City of Prescott –
Trails and Open Space Division, Parks, Recreation, and Library Department
at (928) 777-1560