Other Urban Trails


SkyPark at Santa’s Village

The Strider Balance Bike Adventure Trail and Tunnel is for all. This trail is located in the old Antique Car Ride location and will feature Strider Balance Bikes. These special bikes help very small children, people with special needs and seniors ride a bike with no pedals. So if you have never ridden a bike before or haven’t for a long time, this is a good place to start!

Santa’s Learn to Ride attraction is located on the former Bobsled Track. Learn helmet and equipment safety from Santa and his Elves. Learn how to balance, make turns and do tricks.

More info at: Sky Park


Old Dominion Trail

Established in 1991, the Friends of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail (or Railroad Regional Park) — FOWOD for short — is a citizen-driven organization dedicated to protecting and improving the W&OD Trail. It was re-established as an advisory body of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority in 1997. The purpose of the FOWOD is to support and enhance the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD) as a recreational, environmental and historic resource through volunteer efforts in fund raising, promotion, educational programming and maintenance.


Rails to Trails

RTC serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, 30,000 miles of rail-trails and multi-use trails, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built, with a goal of creating more walkable, bikeable communities in America.

Our national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Since 1986, we have worked from coast to coast, supporting the development of thousands of miles of rail-trails for millions to explore and enjoy. We’ve helped craft rural trails that spool out over a hundred miles of open prairie, snake through mountain passes, span canyons and hug riverbanks, offering views of the countryside often unknown to the highway traveler. We’ve been a part of the connections between towns and suburbs, linking communities along vibrant corridors in much the same way as the railroads did in their heyday.

Investing in Trails: Cost-Effective Improvements for Everyone


Razorback Regional Greenway

The Razorback Regional Greenway in Northwest Arkansas is a project that has been years in the making. The concept of a regional greenway project has been a goal of regional planners, cities, and residents of Northwest Arkansas for more than two decades. This vision was supported by the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission (NWARPC), which in 2000 began a long-range planning process that included regional trails as a key component. A task force formed by the NWARPC conducted public meetings and facilitated a coordinated effort among the communities of Northwest Arkansas.


 Apple Capital Loop Tail

The idea of shoreline trails along the Columbia River has been a dream shared by many in our community for decades.

When Chelan County PUD completed the five-mile trail system along the Wenatchee riverfront in 1990, our valley came alive with a new focus and appreciation for the river. The parks and trails have added much to our quality of living.

Since completion in 1994, the Loop Trail has become a major transportation corridor that serves thousands of commuter and recreational trail users each year. The trail can at times be busy with cyclists, walkers, joggers, and skaters. In the winter months, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also share the trail.


Greenville Health System

Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a multi-use greenway system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, parks, and local businesses. The GHS Swamp Rabbit will continue to grow  offering fun, non-motorized recreation and transportation opportunities wherever it goes.

 

Thanks go out to the Greenville County Council for having the vision and foresight to purchase the old rail bed between Greenville and Travelers Rest which made the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail possible. Their adoption of the Greenville County Greenways Comprehensive Plan shows commitment to improving recreation, active transportation, and quality of life in Greenville County.

3-Year study of the the Swamp Rabbit Trail by the Greenville Health System.


 National Trails Training Partnership

There are many benefits of trails and greenways that planners, funders, and the public need to know about: they make our communities more liveable; improve the economy through tourism and civic improvement; preserve and restore open space; and provide opportunities for physical activity to improve fitness and mental health.

Benefits of Trails and Greenways.


 

The Katy Trail

The Katy Trail stretches through 3.5 miles of Dallas’ most densely populated areas. From American Airlines Center to SMU, the trail takes trail users through exceptional neighborhoods, trendy hotspots and connects to a multitude of parks.

The Katy Trail is a “Central Expressway” for bikers and walkers – the crucial centerpiece of the region’s planned network of bike trails.

Eventually, the Trail will extend its reach more than 17 miles by linking the city’s two most important trail systems – White Rock Creek to the northeast and Trinity River to the southwest.

The Katy Trail can serve as a model for the innovative public and private partnerships that will make the regional plan a reality.

The Friends of the Katy Trail is a non-profit organization founded to organize community support for the Katy Trail, to advocate support for the Trail, to raise private funds for the completion of the Trail and to help the City of Dallas plan, build and maintain Trail improvements. Check out our website www.KatyTrailDallas.org


 The 606

Parks and trails are more than just places on a map—they transform and connect us. And they give children a place to run, to spin until dizzy, to use their outside voices. Yet far too few of our urban places have adequate park space. Enough ground space is simply not available in a dense urban area to create enough parks for children and grownups alike.

The 606 is Chicago’s most innovative new public space, and is connecting commuters and communities alike. But there’s more still to come. This effort requires dedicated volunteers, advocates, thought-leaders and funders—big and small—to make it happen. So while we are building on a great tradition of park investment in Chicago, we need your support to make The 606 the inviting, artful, and lush corridor we all want it to be.

 


Pacific Electric Trail

Friends of the Pacific Electric Trail is a local, non-profit advocacy group. The Friends maintain the Pacific Electrical Trail, a 21-mile long trail spanning from Claremont to Rialto, California. This trail is built along a rail line corridor, historically used by the Pacific Electric Railway. It attracts walkers, equestrians, runners, and cyclists through Healthy RC and Safe Routes to Schools.