Growing the Regional Trail Network

  • April 01, 2021
  • 6:30 PM
  • Virtual

Organization: Great Parks

Great Parks is expanding opportunities for Hamilton County residents and visitors to enjoy parks and the regional trail system.

A new trail is in the works that will extend the West Fork Mill Creek Greenway Trail that currently travels through Wyoming, Woodlawn and Glenwood Gardens to connect to the Winton Woods Harbor Loop and shared-use trail network in Winton Woods. This new connector will also link multiple trails, neighborhoods and businesses in between.

Once the connector is complete, the trail network in this area will offer more than 9 miles of continuous shared-use paths built for exercise, relaxation and vehicle-free travel away from busy local roadways. Guests can choose among more routes of different lengths and more experiences that flow from gardens and prairies to forests, wetlands and lakes.

Project Benefits

• Expands the West Fork Mill Creek Greenway Trail to more than nine miles of multi-use trail
• Provides new, non-vehicular access options into the parks from surrounding communities and neighborhoods
• Offers additional choices of various route lengths and types of experiences;
• Provides safe, vehicle-free travel options that are ADA accessible
• Provides easier, safer access to Glenwood Gardens, Winton Woods, local businesses and the regional trail network for pedestrians and bicyclists
• Proposed Trail Map
•Regional Trails Plan

Expanding Access

The Glenwood Gardens to Winton Woods Trail will open new, easy-access entry points to the parks from surrounding neighborhoods for those traveling without a car. The 12-foot wide, paved connector will be ADA accessible and suitable for walkers, runners, bicyclists, skaters, wheelchairs, strollers and more.

Construction will also include installing a new sidewalk between the shared main entrance of Glenwood Gardens and the Glenwood Crossings Shopping Center to the SORTA/Metro bus stop, located roughly 300 feet south on Springfield Pike. Also planned is a new signalized crosswalk to make pedestrian and bicycle access from Glendale-Milford Road easier and safer.

Growing the Regional Trail Network

Expanding the regional shared-use trail system is a top priority in Great Parks' Comprehensive Master Plan. Completed in 2019, the plan sets the vision for parks and facilities through 2028. Great Parks' investment in the Glenwood Gardens to Winton Woods Trail is a direct response to the community's repeated requests for more trails, access and connections.

Your Feedback is Important

Public input is an important part of the project development process and will be used to help make decisions regarding the trail’s final design.

Join us for a virtual public meeting as we review project details with the community, share information about the proposed route and features, answer your questions and gather input to be considered as project designs and routes are finalized.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting (link coming soon!)

Individuals who may require interpretation services or a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Great Parks no later than seven calendar days prior to the event at 513-521-7275, Voice/TDD. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status.

Questions and comments are welcome any time and can be shared by email, mail or phone:

Ben Helmes, Great Parks Project Manager

10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231


What's Next?

The current planning phase is focusing on the route and trail design. Planning is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Great Parks is pursuing funding from multiple local, state and federal sources. Construction timing depends on when funds are secured.

Complete Design: Fall/Winter 2021

Estimated Construction of Pedestrian Improvement to Glenwood Gardens Entrance: 2024

Estimated Construction of Trail: TBD

Meeting link:

Call in number: (301) 715-8592

Meeting ID: 872 9947 5605

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