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First Creek Greenway

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The First Creek Greenway is currently divided into two sections. Future plans call for a connection under the interstate to link the upper section of the greenway in First Creek Park to the lower section in Caswell Park. The Caswell Park section circumvents the Ashley Nicole Playground, its beautiful gardens and lush open space. The linear greenway runs a one-way course of 0.9 miles while the inner loop around the park is 0.23 miles. The First Creek Park section winds alongside First Creek and features a small loop trail in the bend of the creek near the middle of the park. This 0.5 mile linear section of the greenway links First Creek Park with the Broadway Avenue sidewalk system.

City of Knoxville Blog: The $1.3 million, 0.6-mile segment of First Creek Greenway will connect Woodland Avenue at Fulton High School to Edgewood Park, affording an unexpected forested refuge along the bustling Broadway corridor. Crews have also started removing sidewalk on Edgewood Drive that will be converted into an asphalt greenway. Work for the entire project is slated to be finished by the end of fall 2017. City Council recently approved a second segment of the First Creek Greenway that will connect 0.3 miles from Fulton High School to Cecil Avenue.

NOTE: The City of Knoxville announced that Grainger Avenue and a portion of First Creek Greenway will close for approximately one year, beginning Monday, Nov. 13 2017. Grainger Avenue will close between Fourth Avenue and Sixth Avenue for a bridge replacement project. The section of First Creek Greenway will be detoured along Sixth Avenue. The bridge replacement project was planned to widen the opening over First Creek to help prevent flooding. The project was also meant to upgrade utility lines that cross underneath the bridge.


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