Trail extension connecting Mason Mill to North Druid Hills opens June 24
This story has been updated.
By Ellie Ritter, contributor
The South Peachtree Creek Trail, which connects Medlock Park to Mason Mill Park, will celebrate a new addition on June 24.
DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will open its newest leg of the trail connecting Mason Mill Park to North Druid Hills Road at Spring Creek Road
To commemorate the event, he county will hold an official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for near the entrance of the Mason Mill Park tennis court at 1340 McConnell Dr. in Decatur. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on June 24.
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According to the release, the South Peachtree Creek Trail winds through Mason Mill Park as a boardwalk along the banks of the creek, connecting the ball fields and parking lot at Medlock Park to the historic Decatur Waterworks and the park’s tennis center.
DeKalb County and the PATH Foundation – an organization that builds off-road paths – collaborated to develop the trail and hope to expand the trail to as far as Emory University, providing the campus with bike and pedestrian access, the release said.
The public is invited to join county officials, parks staff and PATH representatives at the ceremony. Immediately after the ribbon cutting, attendees can join County Commissioner Kathy Gannon on a group walk down the new extension, which is .86 miles one-way.
For more information, contact LaShanda Davis, the Recreation, and Parks and Cultural Affairs public relations specialist, at 404-371-3643 or visit their website.
Here is a flyer for the event:
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify that the county is celebrating an extension of the current trail.