Village Creek Trail groundbreaking ceremony held

ENSLEY, Ala. (WIAT) — Adventurous Birmingham residents will soon be able to hike a new trail in Ensley.

The Village Creek Society hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to kick off phase one of building the new trail. The Village Creek Linear Park and Trail will be built in six phases overall.

Several guest speakers were on hand for the ceremony, including Birmingham Mayor William Bell and City Councilman Marcus Lundy.

Executive Director of Village Creek Society Yohance Owens says the project is a long time coming and the neighborhood is welcoming it with open arms.

“This area has seen many years of despair, but now we’re looking at the good glory days ahead,” Owens said at the ceremony.

The project costs more than $2,000,000. It will take around 90 days to complete.

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