Atoka TN
 
Atoka Greenway Trail

We're Making Connections !

On June 25, 2013, Governor Bill Haslam announced that Atoka had received a $400,000 Transportation Alternatives grant to fund Phase I of the Atoka Greenway Trail project.  The plan, to be funded and constructed in stages, aims to provide a multi-use connector between the Town's two parks on Walker Parkway.  Phase I of the project will begin at the Walker Park playground and run to a trail head behind the fire station at Walker Parkway and Elizabeth Drive.  Click here to view Phase I of the proposed connectivity project.

Gov. Haslam Announces Grant for Atoka Greenway Trail  

With Atoka's growth in residential development and the lack of traditional sidewalks in the area, the project will serve as an off-street connector between the two parks.  The road connection between the two parks is Walker Parkway – a road that has seen considerable growth in traffic in recent years.  Providing an alternate means of accessing the parks from the surrounding residential areas will both enhance pedestrian/bicyclist safety and reduce the vehicular traffic on Walker Parkway.

As our community developed, the Town retained the property off Walker Parkway that will be used to build the connector – allowing the entire project budget to go into actually designing and building the project and not into acquiring land or right-of-way.

This project is important to Atoka.  In addition to the benefits of connecting two of the Town's parks, this project would be funded primarily with State and Federal dollars – providing an outstanding return on the Town's investment in the project.  Under the 80/20 funding formula of the TEP program, the Town would be funding only twenty cents of every project dollar.  This grant funding will allow the Town to complete a project that, on its own, would be all but impossible financially.

For additional information, contact Atoka Parks & Recreation at (901) 837-5300.

       
       
       
       
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