Greene Receives $66,500 for Greene River Trail Development
The Greene County Commissioners are pleased to announce a $66,500 grant for additional Greene River Trail development. The grant will enable the county to prepare a study for the development of approximately 9 additional miles of the Greene River Trail in Cumberland and Monongahela townships from Old Ferry Road in Monongahela Township to State Route 21 in Cumberland Township.
The current 7.24 mile long Greene River Trail is a rail trail that runs adjacent to the Upper Monongahela Water Trail greenway providing a tranquil view of the river for its users. The trail is accessed by two trailheads. The Rices Landing Trailhead is located near Rices Landing United Methodist Church at 125 Main Street, Rices Landing. The Southern Trailhead parking lot is located near Jessop Boat Club at 201 River Lane Carmichaels. The trail is managed and maintained by the Greene County Department of Parks & Recreation.
The trail was designed to accommodate individuals interested in walking, jogging, and biking. A twelve-foot-wide right-of-way with fencing along most of the periphery provide a variety of trail users and adjacent property owners with a sense of safety and security. The trail has smooth crushed gravel surface that is very well maintained by the recreation department. The proposed expansion would more than double the length of the current trail.
The funding is part of $3.2 million awarded by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) statewide. The DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources.
Additional information can be obtained on the Greene County Commissioner’s Facebook page or by calling (724) 852-5210.