In 2001, the City adopted a city-wide greenway plan. Since that time, 1.2 miles of the South River Greenway has been constructed and is utilized daily by pedestrians, cyclists, and those looking for river access (anglers and paddlers). The 2018 Comprehensive Plan furthered the commitment of the City to building on this early success. Goals have been laid out to connect Ridgeview Park to Basic Park by extending the South River Greenway and making a critical regional connection between downtown and the Crozet Tunnel Trail by way of the Jones Hollow Trail. The City recognizes every investment in trails will be a force multiplier for property values in the City and that having a connected community allows for a higher quality of life for the residents.
Greenway Phase 2B- Port Republic to North Park
Greenway Phase 3 - Loth Springs/Ridgeview Park Connector
In 2001, the City adopted a city-wide greenway plan. Since that time, 1.2 miles of the South River Greenway has been constructed and is utilized daily by pedestrians, cyclists, and those looking for river access (anglers and paddlers). Following the success and popularity of the current greenway trail, the City is pleased to announce it has been awarded $1,000,000 of funding from VDOT to design and construct the next major section of greenway, the Loth Springs/Ridgeview Park Connector Trail. This new section will allow for the safe and scenic connection of two of the City's most popular park facilities, the Greenway and Ridgeview Park.
On June 19, 2019 a Public Input Meeting was held at the Waynesboro Public Library. At this meeting the public was presented with 5 potential routes to make the connection fro Loth Springs to Ridgeview Park (map). The public was invited to submit comment sheets for Council to consider in the selection of a route. The results of the comments showed the Red Route (14th Street) as the favored route. The decision was made to pursue the project along that route.
The City is working with the engineering firm of McCormick Taylor to develop the design of this phase of the greenway.