Green Flow: Final Build on Dales Trail

Our long ongoing local project, #greenflow, has been wrapped up and opened for use this year. A hybrid project combining machine rough in with volunteer finish work, was conceived on a phone call in the fall of 2016. The goal was to create a quality trail experience with a lower barrier for entry than other trails in the area were providing. Through creative fund raising strategies and a volunteer based finish strategy, seed funding for the project was achieved, and a redesign of the Thomas City Park Trails’ interior system was selected and started.

2017 saw construction start on the segments closest to the trail head, some signage and trail head changes, and a short loop from the trail head, optimized for strider bikes and short strolls through the woods.

2018 saw the project wrapped up with a total of 1.8 miles of trail constructed through beautiful and rugged terrain with over 200 feet of boardwalk bridging to complete the trail. It was opened in its entirety for use in September.