Noonday Creek Trail

Highlights

  • 7-mile paved trail for running, walking and biking
  • Bike share station access
  • Parking lot and restroom amenities

The Noonday Creek Trail is a 10-to-12-foot wide, hard surface path that runs through the district, connecting Town Center’s destinations, parks and bike share stations. It begins at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park visitor’s center and heads east to the Bells Ferry Trailhead. The trail winds along the creek through forested areas, under highway overpasses and along roadsides.

The vision for this project was born in 2000. The CID wanted to take advantage of underutilized green space and create new infrastructure for alternative modes of transportation and recreation. Since its opening, the CID has preserved the experience of its users by providing ongoing maintenance and landscaping. In 2019, we implemented an initiative to measure pedestrian and bicycle traffic, installing infrared movement sensors at key points along the trail. The data gathered will help us prioritize improvements so users can enjoy the trail to the fullest.

 The multi-use trail has made Town Center a competitive urban district by enhancing aesthetics, recreation and connectivity throughout the area. This infrastructure is functional as well as attractive; it links to several others in Cobb County’s 84-mile trail network, and it improves environmental conditions by protecting the creek.

Partners

  • Design: Florence & Hutcheson, Inc., LifeScapes, WK Dickson & Co.
  • Construction: Sunbelt Structures

In the News

  • An average of 12,785 users visit the Noonday Creek Trail every month!

What’s Next?

In 2019, the Town Center CID and the City of Kennesaw completed a study regarding an alternative to the trail crossing at Cobb Parkway/U.S. 41. Based on the study’s findings,  the CID and the City will actively pursue funds to construct a bridge over the state route. This solution will ensure trail user safety and create an uninterrupted path to move throughout the region. In addition, the Alliance is working to implement a trail-wide activation plan to enhance the user experience with public art and amenities.

Completed: September 2014

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