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City of Mobile Enhances Three Mile Creek Trail

July 12, 2018

Mobile, Ala. -- The City of Mobile is installing new amenities along the existing Three Mile Creek Trail including picnic tables, grills, a fitness zone, benches, rest stops. security cameras, drinking fountains, pet stations and trail head signage. The current trail begins along the north side of Three Mile Creek starting from Tricentennial Park and continues on to West Ridge Road.

"These new amenities will encourage fitness, support recreation and educate our citizens on one of our most precious waterways," said Mayor Stimpson. "Our goal is to link neighborhoods, businesses and residents across Mobile. Within a mile radius of this segment alone, there are 69,000 residents, 900 businesses and 3 hospitals. Three Mile Creek was once Mobile's drinking water source before World War II, and now it can once again connect communities throughout the City of Mobile."

The City recently opened a kayak launch at Tricentennial Park to complement the trail and to provide waterfront access to citizens.

In April, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) awarded the City of Mobile $555,092 to lengthen the existing Three Mile Creek Greenway westward to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. In March, the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council voted to award the City $9.7 million to further extend the twelve-mile greenway.

The Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail is a part of a larger effort to transform the City of Mobile by creating a network of biking and pedestrian paths throughout the community. This project will ease traffic congestion, provide additional avenues for citizens and guests to exercise and increase property values. The overall vision is to create a recreation path along Three Mile Creek for runners, walkers and cyclists that will connect the University of South Alabama, Langan Park, Downtown Mobile and Mobile Bay.