With 23 acres of open space, we’re using nature to connect a whole community.
Running right through the middle of the community, helping to knit it together, the Greenway is a center of fun, discovery, and community building. With a multimodal trail that goes from east to west, it allows residents to connect to the community while supplying plenty of places to play along the way.
The heart of the Greenway is a place of both learning and fun. The Discovery Zone has several stations that let kids and adults have fun
while exploring nature topics.
The Discovery Zone offers information about the water cycle and how the Greenway enhances water quality before it enters the local watershed. You can also learn about the role nurse logs play in providing habitat and about the oak savanna ecosystem that’s native to this area.
With multiple play stations, the Discovery Zone will be a hit with kids. They can crawl over the log scramble, hop on the stone steppers, splash in the water area, and more.
The outdoor classroom is a mini amphitheater that creates a venue to come together and learn. There’s even a pavilion and picnic benches for fun gatherings.
The Greenway offers more than open space. It creates habitat that invites native wildlife, including birds, animals, and beneficial insects, to share your neighborhood. Many of the homes that are located adjacent to the Greenway will face this inspiring space. In the Discovery Zone, you’ll also find a pollinator garden that will attract butterflies, bees, birds, and other pollinators that the local ecosystem depends on.
Conservation is key to the design and purpose of the Greenway. It helps protect against flooding and maintains the local watershed by filtering and cleaning runoff from streets and homes before it enters nearby Gordon Creek. We have enhanced the buffers around four wetlands located in the Greenway, which not only protects local wetlands but also improves their functions and increases their value. Within the Greenway, there is a series of water-quality ponds where we have planted by hand more than 300,000 plugs of wetland grasses to promote water quality and biodiversity.