Final Phase of Riverwalk Opens
The City of Roswell hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 15 to celebrate the official completion and opening of Phase 5—the final phase—of the City’s Riverwalk, a multi-purpose greenway that parallels the Chattahoochee River.
“The City is thrilled to have completed this beautiful project for our community. Our feedback from our residents and visitors has been very positive. Everyone that I have spoken with is appreciative of the new trail connection and is excited that it is open to enjoy,” said Jeff Leatherman, Director of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs Department.
The Riverwalk project dates back to 2000, when the residents of Roswell approved a bond referendum that included funding for the City to construct a seven-mile greenway along the Chattahoochee River that would incorporate parks, trails, and other recreational and educational facilities. The Riverwalk project was completed in five phases and runs through Don White Park, Riverside Park, and Azalea Park, and extends to the Gold Branch Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Cobb County.
The Riverwalk provides a safe and relaxing place for all members of our community to enjoy the river and is an integral part of the City’s goal to be a vibrant riverside community, connecting neighborhoods and parks together.
This project was constructed by Integrated Construction and Nobility, Inc., and funded through a $1.8 million in Federal Transportation Enhancement Grant Funds, with approved local matching funds of $450,000 from the City of Roswell. The City spent an additional $255,215 on design, environmental, and preliminary engineering.