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City receives grant to extend Oklawaha Greenway

The city of Hendersonville has been awarded a $1.2 million to extend the Oklawaha Greenway from Patton Park on Asheville Highway to Berkeley Park on Balfour Road.

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The grant is administered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and utilizes federal and state funds to support bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects.

The funds will be utilized to construct Phase III of the Oklawaha Greenway. Phase III will consist of the installation of 1.7 miles of greenway along Mud Creek from the end of Phase II at Patton Park to Berkeley Mills Park.

With the completion of Phase III, the Oklawaha Greenway will be 3.6 miles in length providing the community with a linear park to walk, stroll, run, bike, inline/roller skate and enjoy the outdoors. The Oklawaha Greenway currently connects Jackson Park to Patton Park and with Phase III, will connect these two parks to Berkeley Mills Park. Once at Berkeley Mills Park, the greenway will be connected to the proposed trail system within Berkeley Mills Park. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2015.

For more information, please contact at City Engineer Brent Detwiler at 697-3000.