Crafts, bike safety, more part of dedication ceremony for Raleigh greenway stretch
Posted April 21, 2013
If you're looking for something to do after school on Thursday, consider this:
Raleigh parks will mark the dedication of the 28-mile Neuse River Trail with a special activities from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, at Anderson Point Park. The ceremony is at 5 p.m. and followed by music, kids crafts, nature education, a children's bike safety rodeo, food trucks and more. Anderson Point, 20 Anderson Point Dr., also has a great playground.
And, obviously, visitors are invited to walk, run, stroll or bike the trail.
According to the city, the Neuse River Corridor is the central spine of the city's greenway system. The entire trail will be 28 miles once a 3/4 mile section at Horseshoe Farm in northeast Raleigh is completed. The trail will stretch from Falls Lake Dam on Falls of Neuse Road to the Wake and Johnston county line.
In related news, Knightdale recently cut the ribbon for a new pedestrian bridge over the Neuse River, which connects Knightdale with Raleigh's Neuse River Trail.
Knightdale is working to build its own Mingo Creek Greenway, which will extend four miles from the bridge to downtown Knightdale. The bridge is the only part of the Mingo Creek greenway that's open right now. The rest is under construction and should be complete in about 11 months.