The City of Mobile broke ground Thursday afternoon on the next section of the Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail.
This segment will continue the trail west toward University Hospital and Mill Street Park. While this segment is under construction, work is expected to begin on the westernmost piece, stretching eastward from the Charles Wood Japanese Garden near Langan Park. Eventually, these sections will connect, providing a recreational trail from Langan Park to Downtown.
“This trail has been talked about for 35 years, at least,” said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson.
The first stretch of the greenway offered recreational possibilities for runners, walkers and cyclists. “My daughter learned how to ride her bike on the trail,” said District 1 Councilman Cory Penn, who was on hand for Thursday’s event. With the completion of this next segment, the greenway will begin to provide a way of getting from one destination to another: The park, the hospital, the nearby Toulminville Branch of the Mobile Public Library. That evolution will continue as new sections are added.
Pictured left to right:
- Josh McElhenney, Owner McElhenney Construction
- Dewayne Hood, ALDOT
- Councilman Cory Penn
- Mayor Sandy Stimpson
- Merceria Ludgood, County Commissioner
- Chris Blankenship, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
- Tom Piper, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission