Big Creek Greenway



ACCESS POINTS

5120 Bethelview Road - parking and bathrooms
4110 Carolene Way at Fowler Park - parking and bathrooms (Follow the signs inside the park.)
1622 McFarland Parkway - parking for approximately 50 vehicles and portable bathrooms
5259 Union Hill Road - parking for approximately 25 vehicles and bathrooms

HOURS
March thru October - 6:00 am to 9:30 pm
November thru February - 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

WHAT IS A GREENWAY?
A greenway is a linear park. It is about conservation, recreation, environmental education and alternative transportation. Our greenway is an investment in the future of Forsyth County, a county with open green spaces for people as well as natural areas for plants and animals. The Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County is a 12-foot wide concrete and boardwalk path meandering through the deciduous woods along the Big Creek. The greenway offers an ideal setting for walking, jogging, biking and inline skating.

HOW LONG IS THE BIG CREEK GREENWAY?
Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Big Creek Greenway located in Forsyth County span from McFarland Parkway to Kelly Mill Road for approximately 9.6 miles. When the future Phase 5 is complete, the greenway will span approximately 15 miles in Forsyth County.

FUNDING
A large portion of Phase 1 of the Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County was funded by state and federal funds. Phases 2 and 3 were funded by Impact Fees.  Phase 4 was funded by the $100 Million Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in February 2008.  Funding for Phase 5 is also slated to come from the $100 Million Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in February 2008.

GREENWAY RULES
• Use trail only during permitted hours
• No littering
• No smoking
• No alcohol or drugs
• No vehicles, off-road vehicles or golf carts
• No horseback riding
• No camping off of greenway
• All pets on a leash
• Pedestrians have the right of way
• Greenway is not designed for high-speed use; please do not exceed 15-mph
• Please self-monitor your speed by not exceeding 110 feet in 5 seconds 
• Per Georgia law, no person under the age of 16 years shall operate or be a passenger on a bicycle on a highway, bicycle path, or sidewalk under the jurisdiction or control of this state or any local political subdivsion there of without wearing a bicycle helmet.

 

Recent Posts

  • Big Creek Greenway - Temporary Closure Posted last month
    Section 8.3 to 8.5 of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail will be periodically closed beginning Monday, April 17. The closure is related to the road widening project along Bethelview Road and the required bridge removal and replacement construction over the Big Creek Greenway.   While the Georgia Department of Transportation’s contractor, CMES, Inc., completes this work, this section which passes beneath the Bethelview Road Bridge will be temporarily closed for the safety of those using the trail. The temporary closures will occur periodically for no more than three consecutive days per closure. The contractor has agreed to keep the Greenway open on the weekends, and the Engineering Department is working with the contractor to limit the number of closures. It is estimated that the project of removing and replacing the bridge to take approximately two months, weather permitting. During a closure, signage will be placed at the bridge underpass. For the safety of Greenway users, we request that no one use this portion of trail while it is closed. All four of the Big Creek Greenway trailheads will remain open throughout ...
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Safety Tips
• Use the trail only during permitted hours.
• Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
• Stay on the trail surface.
• Stop, look and yield to traffic at crossings. 
• Cyclists and skaters should wear helmets. 
• Visitors are encouraged to use the buddy system and use the trail in pairs or groups.
Etiquette Tips
• Be courteous and respectful to other users.
• Respect the privacy of adjacent landowners.
• Travel in a consistent and predictable manner.
• Keep right as you use the trail. Pass on the left and give a courteous and audible signal of your intention to pass.
• Clean up your litter - help keep the trail clean for others.