With help from a $100,000 Recreation Trails Grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Gwinnett commissioners on Tuesday approved a new greenways trail connection in Lilburn.
The project will create a bike and pedestrian link from the Camp Creek Greenway to Lions Club Park, which is currently undergoing renovations. The new 0.8-mile trail will connect to the 2-mile Camp Creek Greenway trail built by the City of Lilburn. The construction includes a new 700-foot boardwalk, asphalt trail and a 60-foot long concrete bridge underpass at Rockbridge Road along Camp Creek.
District Two Commissioner Lynette Howard said, “I am excited to see greenway projects link communities and parks. Connections like this one contribute to good health and make Gwinnett County an even better place to live, work and play.”
Future plans include extending the trail south to Harmony Grove Park through the Camp Creek Greenspace at Lions Club Park.
Astra Group Inc. was the low bidder at $260,000. Construction is expected to take about 90 days. SPLOST program funds will cover the remaining cost to enhance the Gwinnett Greenways program.
LIttle Mulberry Park
The Karina Miller Preserve Loop Trail at Little Mulberry Park was designated a National Recreation Trail on May 31, 2012. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis announced this addition bringing the total to 1,400 miles of trails in the National Trail System, spanning 23 states. National recreation trail designation recognizes existing trails and trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across the nation.
“Today’s trails join a network of more than 1,150 previously-designated trails that span more than 13,650 miles.” said Director Jarvis. “As we celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2, I encourage everyone to explore a trail – new or old – and enjoy the natural world.”
“We are very excited to be a part of the National Trails System and appreciate this designation from the National Park Service,” said Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. “Little Mulberry Park is an asset to our local parks system, and the Karina Miller Preserve Loop Trail provides a wonderful opportunity for residents to enjoy Gwinnett County’s natural landscape.”
Little Mulberry Park encompasses 890 acres including 5 miles of paved multi-purpose and soft surface trails for equestrian and hiking; pavilions, playground, lake, overlook area at one of the highest elevations in Gwinnett County, restrooms, grill, and the Karina Miller Nature Preserve.
- Little Mulberry Park – foot trail
Fleet Fee of Johns Creek is doing a run THIS SATURDAY! The run starts at 9:00am at Little Mulberry Park. There are several different parking lots, so be sure to follow the directions provided below.
The run will be broken into both a beginner group and an advanced group. The beginner loop is going to consist of a 3 mile run along the Ravine Loop Trail. The trail is going to have decent elevation gains/losses and will force runners to focus on both running and hiking when necessary. The advanced loop extends closer to six miles and will traverse both the Ravine Loop and parts of the Fast Mulberry Trail.
There are four points that will be focused on during the run:
1. Map Reading: this is going to be necessary skill for our group runs going forward.
2.Trail Recognition: understanding how to handle different terrains as well as the ability to know where you are on the trail is essential.
3. GPS: The Fleet Feet team will spend a bit of time prior to the run discussing GPS on the trails and they will take the time after to answer any questions people have about different devices.
4. Running With a Partner: This is probably the most important thing to focus on as it instills good safety habits and makes the run more enjoyable.
Markers will be set up along the trail to inform runners of when to use their maps during the run. This is meant to be a lot of fun, but will also help reinforce necessary trail running skills.
Trail Running shoes, hydration belt or hand held water bottle, sweat wicking clothing, nutrition (i.e. gels or cliff bar), GPS device, and a phone if possible.
Address: 3855 Fence Road, Auburn,GA (note: the address listed brings you close to the park, if you use this plan on heading east on fence road once you reach the destination. The park will be on your left.
The page at Trimble Outdoors provides a bit of information about the trails at Little Mulberry including elevation, GPS coordinates, over 50 trail pictures and points of interest.
The City Of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department along with the City Planning Department will celebrate the ribbon cutting for the completed early phases of the Rogers Bridge Park Greenway Trail, River Overlook and Bikeway Trail on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. The Greenway Trail and River Overlook was largely funded through State of Georgia DNR grants, is adjacent to the Chattahoochee River representing the beginning of a larger planned trail system that will allow bikers and pedestrians access along the river.
The Bikeway Trail connects Rogers Bridge Park to Peachtree Industrial Blvd and these phases of the trail system through the park extend a distance of ¾ mile. The total cost for both projects was $295,000.00. Rogers Bridge Park is located at 4291 Rogers Bridge Road.
For more information contact Kathy Marelle, Parks and Recreation Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-417-9269.
Rogers Bridge Park is located within the 4000 Block of Rogers Bridge Road
 Pavilion (3100SF)  Sand Volleyball Court
 Playground [15 space] Gravel Parking Lot
 Horseshoe Pits  Picnic area (10 tables / 2grills)