Ribbon cutting ceremony: Pond Branch Linear Park
Historic Downtown Mansfield is getting a splash of green with the grand opening of Pond Branch Linear Park at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. The park’s official address is 199 E. Broad Street, but it stretches from East Kimball Street along Pond Branch Creek, running parallel to the downtown shops and restaurants to add a distinctive natural element to the Historic Downtown business district, one of Mansfield’s most unique and longstanding neighborhoods. Construction is just beginning on North Main Trail, connecting the historic downtown to Town Park and the rest of the Walnut Creek Linear Park system. That portion of the trail begins at Oak Street and crosses the Main Street bridge by incorporating sidewalks and on-street trails. All traffic lanes will remain intact, but narrowed to accommodate the trail over the bridge. Heading north over the bridge, the trails will enter Town Park on the east with cyclists continuing north on the street. On the west side of the street the trails continue as side paths, connect the Main Street Lofts apartment development to the trail system and end at Pleasant Ridge Drive where cyclists will transition to the existing on-street bicycle lanes. The North Main project also includes pedestrian and roadway lighting for safety at night. City leaders say the Pond Branch Linear Park adds a lush natural element of connectivity to Mansfield’s thriving historic downtown. Once the official ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony is concluded, the linear park and trail will be open for visitors daily.
Date & Time
February 12, 2018