City to Cut Ribbon on Creekwalk Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Teresa Lee, or 334.595.0102

February 17, 2014



The Autauga Creek Improvement Committee (ACIC) was awarded a Recreational Trails Program grant by ADECA to construct a downtown connector trail for the Creekwalk. The $14,350 grant funded the materials for the Creekwalk expansion and the City of Prattville Engineering Department provided the in-kind services of actual construction.

The original Creekwalk was established in April 2006. Phase II, which included the decking that connects to Bridge Street, was completed in early 2009. In April 2010, as part of the Year of Small Towns and Downtowns, Alabama Tourism erected a historical marker on the Creekwalk denoting the history of Autauga Creek. Shortly thereafter, also in April 2010, the City opened Creekwalk Garden in the space where the old Cobb Building burned down, effectively giving residents a view and pathway to Autauga Creek from Main Street.

This ribbon-cutting event will celebrate the current expansion, which takes the Creekwalk all the way to a wooden bridge, constructed by City crews, installed behind the American Legion on Doster Road. Both city officials and the ACIC hope to continue this expansion in the future to run the length of the Autauga Creek Canoe Trail!

Mayor Bill Gillespie created the Autauga Creek Improvement Committee in July 2011. This grass roots effort revitalized Autauga Creek and has added tremendously to our community. Due to their hard work clearing Autauga Creek and keeping it maintained, the City of Prattville will be able to hold the Canoe Trail Fun Run in May this year.

Please join us in celebrating another wonderful attraction here in our great city!

Creekwalk Expansion Ribbon Cutting
March 5th at 10 a.m.
On the Creekwalk
Beside the Autauga Prattville Public Library, 254 Doster Street
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