• May 17, 2023

City of Mobile Three Mile Creek expands services and appeal with ORLP Funds

The City of Mobile transformed Three Mile Creek from a degraded urban stormwater conveyance into a community asset that connects diverse neighborhoods and provides new recreation opportunities. The grant supported the initial construction of a greenway system in a low-income, minority area with limited recreation resources. The portion of the trail segment completed include a fitness circuit, lighting, benches, and more.The Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail is a community amenity that provides access to one of Mobile’s most beautiful natural assets. For over 35-years, citizens, non-profits and government agencies have been envisioning a pedestrian and biking trail along Three Mile Creek. The City has organized an implementation plan, secured funding from multiple sources, and is undertaking design and construction of the greenway in phases.

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According to the MapforMobile webpage, “The design and initial construction of the Trail project is one of the Alabama projects funded by the RESTORE Act Bucket 1 allocations, which are specifically for these types of projects. Additional funding has come from AL Department of Transportation, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the City of Mobile Capital Improvement Fund.”


While the ultimate vision is to connect all parks along the creek, the current plans will link Bush Park, Mill Street Park, and Tricentennial Park. But, due to engineering or land access limitations, those current planned segments will not connect parks such as Mclean Park. – Mapformobile.com/FAQ

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The National Park Service is currently accepting applications for $192 million in ORLP grants. Applications will be accepted in Grants.gov through May 31, 2023,