Opelika couple proposes system of trails to connect city's points of interest

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The shared paths proposed by The Creekline. (Source: Rocky and Shealy Langley)
The shared paths proposed by The Creekline. (Source: Rocky and Shealy Langley)
The trails proposed by The Creekline. (Source: Rocky and Shealy Langley)
The trails proposed by The Creekline. (Source: Rocky and Shealy Langley)

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Points of interest across the city of Opelika could soon become connected to each other via a system of trails.

Rocky and Shealy Langley spend a lot of time at creeks in Opelika and came up with the idea to connect via a set of natural trails.

The proposal, being called 'The Creekline,' will come before the Opelika City Council during a work session on Sept. 4.

The Creekline will be ADA accessible system of shared paths along the city's streams to connect greenspace and provide recreational opportunity in a natural setting.

Points of interest the proposed paths would connect include:

  • Railroad Avenue, etc.
  • Municipal Park
  • Stern Park
  • Floral Park
  • Siddique Nature Park
  • Veterans Parkway
  • Waverly Parkway
  • East Alabama Medical Center
  • Calhoun Tennis Center
  • Opelika Middle School
  • Bandy Park
  • Opelika High School
  • SportsPlex
  • West Ridge Park
  • Tiger Town
  • Shady Park
  • Saugahatchee Creek
  • Proposed 'Pepperell Park'
  • Proposed 'picnic area at Waverly Parkway'

The Creekline would allow a potential partnership with the City of Auburn along the Saugahatchee Creek.

Along with the proposal of the trails, comes a proposal for 'Pepperell Park' to work in conjunction with The Creekline to utlilize a historic area of the city.

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