Columbus Recreation and Parks Future Trails
Columbus Recreation and Parks is embarking on a new, exciting and aggressive plan for the creation or future biking and walking trails in the Columbus area. The Bicentennial Bikeways Plan, adopted in May 2008, provides a new vision of transportation, recreation and quality of life for the citizens of Columbus. On the heels of this progressive plan came “Bicycling” Magazines naming of Columbus as “New Best City for Cycling” in their June 2008 edition. In conjunction with the City’s Green Initiative and the Commit to be Fit Program, Columbus has the opportunity and the ability to vastly improve the city’s trail systems. Columbus Recreation and Parks is striving to not only beautify Columbus, but to enhance the quality of life of the city’s residents as well.
The Camp Chase Rail Trail is a 3.5 mile project now in design. The entire Camp Chase Rail Trail will stretch over 12 miles, from Big Darby Creek to the west side of the city. The trail will also be a key link of the Ohio to Erie Trail, spanning over 325 miles from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. Recreation and Parks is working on beginning construction later in 2013.