Big Dry Creek Trail and Greenway

Robert Searns was lead planner and author of the Big Dry Creek Greenway Master Plan. The plan envisioned a continuous trail and conservation corridor along 3.5 miles of Big Dry Creek linking the Platte River (Mary Carter Greenway) to the High Line Canal Trail. Big Dry Creek is a “back yard” stream running through neighborhoods, parks and industrial areas. The project includes a paved multi-use trail, creek bank restoration, open space acquisition and youth/student revegetation projects. In addition to writing the master plan, services included right-of-way acquisition, grant writing (over $ 4 million raised), construction coordination and organizing youth/volunteer events. Trail was completed and opened to public in May 2009.

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