Project to enhance Hominy Creek Greenway sustainability and accessibility will temporarily close trailhead, parking lot

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A trail project on the Hominy Creek Greenway is expected to begin on Monday, March 18. This project will close a section of the greenway and the parking lot at the Sand Hill Road trailhead. The closure will last approximately 1-2 weeks. 

This project aims to enhance sustainability and accessibility along the greenway by elevating and rerouting a 500-foot section of the trail to address erosion, stormwater management, and accessibility challenges. Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway (FOHCG) leads this project in collaboration with the Malvern Hills Neighborhood Association and is supported by various community stakeholders.

Currently, the Sand Hill Road trailhead and parking lot frequently become impassable during heavy rainfall due to water pooling on the trail. Additionally, erosion along the Buttermilk Creek bank poses safety concerns and environmental risks. The upcoming project addresses these issues comprehensively, focusing on trail restoration, ecological revitalization, and stream bank stabilization. Wildlands Engineering will oversee design, permitting, and construction, while volunteer efforts will be instrumental in landscaping and forest restoration. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation as we work towards creating a more vibrant and sustainable future for our community.This project was partially funded by the City’s Neighborhood Matching Grant Program through a partnership between Malvern Hills Neighborhood Association and FOHCG. If you would like more information on this program click here.