Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Funding Granted for Development of Darby Creek Trail in Haverford

On Thursday the 27th of October, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Board of Directors granted Haverford Township money needed to expand the Haverford Township trail system.  The plan is to build a one mile stretch of multi-use trail from Glendale Park along Darby Creek to just south of West Chester Pike at the school district bus depot. 


A future multi-use trail will stretch from Haverford Reserve, south to Burmont Road allowing local residents to take full advantage of the beauty of the Haverford Township landscape.


The paved trail will serve hikers and bikers and will also accommodate strollers and wheelchairs.  Eventually, the plan is to extend the trail northward to Haverford Reserve where an existing trail system is in place and a new environmental center is under development.  The current trail system provides over 5 miles of hiking and biking for local residents along with an enclosed dog park.  Haverford Reserve consists of 120 acres of preserved parkland and 45 acres of township recreation fields as well as the Freedom Playground.  When complete, the trail system will extend from the trail head at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve and extend southward to a trail head at Burmont Road.

The development of the Haverford Reserve trail systems helps promote exercise and fitness as well as alternative means of transportation for local residents.


The organization Friends of Haverford Trails has been established to help develop and maintain the trail network in Haverford Township.  Volunteers are welcome and more information can be found at www.haverfordciviccouncil.org/friendsoftrails.

References: http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2011/11/07/news_of_delaware_county/news/doc4eb2a9e22372f666809681.txt?viewmode=fullstory

http://www.haverfordciviccouncil.org/friendsoftrails/blog/darbycreektrailconstructiongrantawarded

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