Expanding the River Trail

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

The second out of the three phases of the River Trail Project is set to begin next week.

The trail begins at Indian Acres and ends at the Harbor, but this addition will continue down Post Street, across the levee and along the Ohio River.

It's currently two miles long, and this will add another six tenths of a mile.

The third stage is currently in the design process.

When the entire project is complete, the trail will go from one end of town to the other, stretching more than four miles.

"It's good for our carbon footprint, good for our physical health in being a well community and a very cost effective way to get around town," Mayor Michael Mullen said.

Mayor Mullen says the project is completely funded by grants, and won't dip into tax-payers pockets.

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  • by kelly haught Location: san antonio,texas on Jul 22, 2009 at 10:50 AM
    I have lived in the parkersburg/belpre area all my life till two years ago. I feel the river walk idea is stupid because we had a river theme homecoming and the city ran off all the boats so the river does nto even play a part in it any more. Also and more important is there is not any jobs in the area and i feel that should be top of the to do list for the state. I would love to move back up there but a person can not live off what walmart is paying. You need to stop worring about the riverwalk and get good paying jobs back in the area,and then our youth would not have to move away to get jobs.
  • by william Location: parkersburg on Jul 22, 2009 at 01:05 AM
    hats off to marietta and its officials for doing something good for the community. Parkersburg as usual is behind the times with a do nothing mayor and council. no river trail, no skate park, no playground equipment at blizzard park, very little of anything except a falling down city park and point park that'll flood every year three or four times. Plus, by moving southwood park playground to the other end of the park where there is nothing, it will make it inconvenient for those that have kids that swim and play at the playground to sit and watch their kids at both places at the same time. thumbs down to Bob and company. boo!
  • by Anonymous Location: davisvile on Jul 21, 2009 at 11:03 PM
    if more people walked or run on the trail maybe it would actually improve the health in the mid ohio valley, the trail is a great place to walk dogs and ride horses
  • by Paul Location: Vienna on Jul 21, 2009 at 08:10 PM
    No taxpayer money, really? Grants are free money. No wonder this country is bankrupt.
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