The Three Mile Creek Trail will be a linear park system that spans a seven-mile portion of Three Mile Creek, extending eastward from Langan Park to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The trail is part of the larger Mobile Greenway Initiative (MGI) and will include a system of shared paths, trailheads, sidewalks and bike lanes. It will provide non-motorized transportation options and opportunities to socialize, walk, run, play, learn, and enjoy the outdoors.

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Why is it important?

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About the project

The Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail is a community amenity that provides access to one of Mobile’s most beautiful natural assets. For over 35-years, citizens, non-profits and government agencies have been envisioning a pedestrian and biking trail along Three Mile Creek. The City has organized an implementation plan, secured funding from multiple sources, and is undertaking design and construction of the greenway trail in multiple phases. The trail will be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. When complete, Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail will be within 1-mile of 70,000 residents and have city-wide benefits related to the local economy, personal health, and the environment.

Recently acquired Restore Act funding has allowed the construction of three segments of the greenway.


Who is involved? 

Project Lead: City of Mobile

Project Manager: Matthew Jollit, 251-208-7199

Consultants: Dix-Hite (design consultants)

Partners include: the Three Mile Creek Partnership, MAWSS, and the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program

Why is the greenway important?

Health. The trail will support increased rates of physical activity which will lead to improved physical and mental health for the community. Based on similar projects across the country, the Greenway could help over 40% of Mobilians meet nationally recommended levels of physical activity.

Economic. Successful greenway trails have been shown to increase the values of adjacent property and lead to increased spending at nearby businesses. These direct impacts often bring new businesses, jobs, and development activity to the area.

Environmental. The Greenway Trail is part of a larger strategy to improve the watershed of Three Mile Creek. The city is coordinating with a variety of partners like the Three Mile Creek Partnership, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and MAWSS to reduce pollutants in the waterway, restore natural stream channels, and maintain flood protection.

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