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The Vierling Greenway is a project to improve the trail which runs along the Upper Valley Drainage Way. The trail, known as the Drainage Way Trail, will be redesigned for comfort, safety at at-grade road crossings and naturalizing vegetation along the drainage way.

Trail improvements include:

  • Naturalized plantings to support wildlife
  • Improved signs and road striping at crossings
  • Benches and areas for respite

Alignment to Community Priorities and Goals

The redesign of this trail meets the city’s goal of improving trails and connections so that they are attractive routes that safely connect parks and key city destinations. Natural areas will also be restored in an effort to connect residents to the natural world.


Construction is anticipated to start 2020.

Who responsible


Community engagement and design

Department of Planning and Development

Spring 2020


Park development is estimated at $900,000 over the next three years. Funding is anticipated to come from:

  • Park Development Fund

Community Impact

Improvements to the wayfinding and navigation throughout the trail area will provide the city’s residents with a high quality walking trail throughout the city.


Vierling Greenway Concept