The County's segment of the newly-renamed John Warner (nee Meadowcreek) Parkway opened on January 6, and with it the multi-use trail between Melbourne and Rio Road. The 10-foot-wide paved path runs the entire length of the Parkway, and is fully accessible and suitable for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The RTF has begun to reopen the original trail alignment, with the segment from just north of Melbourne to the railroad culvert having been the subject of a recent work party. The southernmost leg of the segment, just north of the Park Street bridge, is still closed, necessitating a short road walk along Melbourne and then a few hundred feet down the parkway trail. The culvert beneath the railroad tracks also remains closed, but we are hopeful of obtaining permission to build a new walkway.