New Phase of Gwynns Falls Trail Opens

On Sunday, June 15, a dedication ceremony featuring Mayor Martin O'Malley and Congressman Benjamin Cardin as guest speakers took place to mark the completion of Phase II of the Gwynns Falls Trail. The four-mile addition begins at Leon Day Park and ends at Carroll Park.

The Gwynns Falls Trail Phase II Opening was held in conjunction with Tour de Parks, a cycling event that travels along the Gwynns Falls Trail and various Baltimore City parks.

The trail connects neighborhoods with parklands, cultural resources, and historic landmarks and provides a place for recreation and enjoyment of nature. It also connectsl recreation centers in West Baltimore, providing children a safer route to visit recreation centers. The Gwynns Falls Trail can be used for hiking, jogging, biking, rollerblading and other leisure activities.

When finally completed, the Gwynns Falls Trail will be 14 miles long, extending from Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park to the Inner Harbor and the Middle Branch area. The trail is expected to be complete in 2004.

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This story was published on July 13, 2003.