Runners, hikers and mountain bikers turned out for the grand opening of The Creeks Recreational Trail System Saturday morning, June 5. Opening ceremonies took place at the Brownlee Road Trailhead off Brownlee Road adjacent to Jackson Elementary School.
The Creeks provide a path from the city of Jackson, across Dauset Trails and into Indian Springs State Park. The trails were constructed by the city of Jackson and Dauset Trails on lands owned by both, and funded by a $200,000 Recreational Trails Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, with additional resources provided by the city of Jackson and the Daughtry Foundation.
The celebration Saturday was for Phase 1 of the project, which includes 10.75 miles of trails. Jackson is in the process of seeking a second grant to extend the trail further into the city.
I have worked for community newspapers in Butts, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, and Upson counties for 30 years. I was Editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus from 1993-1999, and returned to the Progress-Argus as Senior Reporter in 2019.
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