A public information meeting to present plans for the designation of the unpaved multi-use trail along the Milwaukee River Parkway, from West Green Tree Road to West Good Hope Road in Glendale. The open-house-style meeting will be held Sept. 13, from 5:30–6:30 p.m., at the Brown Deer Boathouse, 7835 N. Green Bay Road. The trail will provide new recreational opportunities in the northeast region of Milwaukee County.
Residents may view and give feedback on displays of the trail prior to and following a brief presentation. Representatives from Milwaukee County, the Parks Department, and the City of Glendale will be available to answer questions.
Initially established by social users, the 1.5-mile trail along the west bank of the Milwaukee River was modified by the Student Conservation Association under the guidance of the Parks Department, with an environmental review and approval by the Parks Natural Areas Section. The existing trail conforms to Milwaukee County standards for off-road bicycling and Parks Department guidelines for sustainable trail building.
The unpaved trail is accessible from the paved multi-use Oak Leaf Trail in Kletzsch Park. While the new trail is viewed primarily for off-road bicycling, it will accommodate other trail-related recreational activities such as hiking and snow shoeing.
Milwaukee Metro Mountain Bikers have committed to the continued maintenance and management of the trail.
ADA accommodation requests for the meeting should be filed with the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities, at 414-278-3932 (voice) or 414-278-3937 (TTY).