PRESS RELEASE

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA (April 24, 2024) – Cherokee County residents will have the opportunity to be part of planning for a master plan for trails and greenways throughout the county.

Two in-person public input sessions and a virtual meeting are planned for May.

In November, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners engaged Gresham Smith for professional services to create the first-ever countywide Greenways & Trails Master Plan. The goal of the plan is to establish an intentional and cohesive approach to identifying potential locations for future trails, prioritizing trail connections and allocating funding for new projects with the cities and adjacent counties to develop the network.

The master plan will provide a framework and strategy for connecting the segments of trail, for connecting to key places and providing alternative options for transportation.

“For many years, the county and its cities have been working independently on trail creation, and we have a great network, from Woodstock’s Greenways Trail to Blankets Creek and Garland Mountain,” said Community Services Agency Director Bryan Reynolds. “The intent of this master plan is to bring together stakeholders to create an all-encompassing plan for our county as a whole. Public participation is vital to the success of this process.”

The first in-person open house will be held May 9, from 6:30 p.m.to 8:30 p.m., in the community room of Cherokee County’s Woodstock Recreation Center (“The WREC”), located at 7545 Main St., Building 200, Woodstock. The open house style will allow interested parties to learn more about the plan and process, as well as to provide input on an overall trail vision for Cherokee County.

The second in-person meeting will be held May 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Etowah Room at the Northside Cherokee Conference Center at the Bluffs, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton. The meeting format also is an open house style and will contain the same information as the May 9 meeting.

For those who cannot attend one of the in-person meetings, a virtual option will be held May 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The webinar will be more structured but will include public engagement and feedback opportunities throughout the presentation. A link to register for the virtual the meeting is available at www.cherokeega.com/community-services or www.cherokeega.com/planning-and-zoning. Interested parties can also click here to register. Registration is required for the virtual meeting only.

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