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The Magnolia Trail, which will serve as the official trailhead of the Kennett Greenway, will connect key segments on the western portion of the Greenway to allow for continuous access to Kennett’s rich natural resources. The Magnolia trail itself will be ½ mile long, and connect with Pennock Park and the Parish Trailhead.
"Building the Trails Step By Step” News
Acceptance into the Brandywine Creek Greenway
(Acceptance made public on April 12, 2016)
The Brandywine Creek Greenway is a regional planning initiative with the vision to create a thirty-one conservation corridor from the Delaware State line to the State-designated Pennsylvania Highlands Mega-Greenway. The Kennett Greenway was accepted into this plan to incorporate Kennett into this initiative.
The Historic Red Clay Greenway Recently Re-named for Local Recognition
To give recognition to the location of the Red Clay Greenway, it was recently re-named the Kennett Greenway. This change is also accompanied with a new, fresh logo and branding elements to bring life to the trails initiative. As a part of its commitment to open space, the Kennett Township also created branding around its land and trails initiatives by naming the umbrella of natural spaces “Kennett Land and Trails”
“Forging new trails around Kennett Square” Article in Kennett Square Today
The article focused on all the folks and organizations working to make the Kennett Greenway a reality. It featured a map of the proposed Kennett Greenway as well as trail landmarks.
Fig names Kennett Trails Alliance as its Social Mission Partner for 2016
Kennett Trails Alliance seeks to connect the Kennett community to its natural beauty while promoting health, safety, a respect for the environment, and a sense of community through the creation of the Kennett Greenway. The Kennett Greenway is a collaboration between Kennett Trails Alliance, the Kennett Township, Kennett Borough, and the The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. Once completed, the Kennett Greenway will be a 10-12 mile continuous pedestrian and bicycle loop linking Kennett’s beautiful preserved open space, numerous recreational facilities, and other community assets in southern Chester County. KTA’s vision includes building a better Kennett community for the current generation and for generations to come.
Kennett acquired Chandler Mill Bridge.
Kennett Township’s Board of Supervisors voted and signed the transfer agreement to own the historic Chandler Mill Bridge from Chester County.
Converting the Chandler Mill Bridge to a pedestrian and bicycle only bridge enables the creation of the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve, a 50-acre public access preserve with an interpretive nature center. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save a historic bridge from demolition while creating an amazing community resource, enhancing our township, and protecting our quality of life for generations to come.
Newly Formed Trails and Sidewalks Committee for Kennett Township
Consistent with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan, the Kennett Township Trails and Sidewalks Committee is hereby established for the purpose of planning expanded recreational trails and sidewalks throughout Kennett Township that are predominately off-street facilities, but which may cross, parallel or share street right-of-way for limited lengths and may connect to existing and future trails or sidewalks. The Trails and Sidewalks Committee shall plan trail and sidewalk easement locations based on community need and desire.
Herb Pennock Park Trail Grand Opening
(October 28, 2013)
Join Kennett Trails Alliance and Kennett Area Parks and Recreations Board (KAPRB) to celebrate the opening of a .3 mile trail around Herb Pennock Park Trail on October 28th. There will be a ribbon cutting and refreshments for all participants. Come out to learn more about KTA and KAPRB and see how you can get involved in Kennett Trails.
The Pennock Trails will mark a trail head for the western branch of the Red Clay Greenway. Borough and Township residents now have convenient parking for their 5 mile run, walk or bike ride down Chandelier Mill Road and back. To read the full pres release, get directions to the park, or see where your next Saturday run is click the link to read more.
Official Red Clay Greenway Map Released
(Mushroom Festival 2013)
Kennett Trails Alliance has decided to use the Mushroom Festival this year to launch our website and vision. This launch included releasing our map for the planned Red Clay Greenway in an information flyer. As of our launch in the beginning of September 2013, Kennett Trails Alliance maps approximately 8 miles of currently constructed trails, most of which are not connected to one another. KTA is working to bring those trails into an interconnected netowrk accessible to majority of Kennett Township & Borough residents.