(B) Greenbriar Connector
Map & Address opens in a new windowGreenbriar Connector
Trail: Hinkson Creek Trail
Trail Miles: 0.4 miles, concrete
Maps & DocumentsMap of Hinkson Creek Trail/MU Rec Trail
The Greenbriar Connector is a 0.4-mile concrete trail that connects residents living near Green Meadows Rd. to the MU Recreation Trail/Hinkson Creek Trail near Epple Field and MU’s Green Tennis Center. The Greenbriar Connector also provides opportunities for non-motorized transportation options to students attending Rock Bridge High School.
Design engineers navigated the steep slopes with a switchback route utilizing retaining walls and estate fencing through this lovely wooded area. Travel is downhill from the Green Meadows residential area to the MU Recreation Trail. A bench for resting and a bulbout lookout area is provided those traveling uphill as they approach the bridge that crosses Hinkson Creek to the Greenbriar Drive residential neighborhood.
The total project cost was $971,037, which included acquisition, engineering services, and construction. The project was administered by GetAbout Columbia, with funding provided by the Federal Highway’s Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program. After its completion, it was incorporated into the City’s trail system under the management of the Parks and Recreation Department.
|Date: June 26, 2013|
|A nice crowd gathered for the dedication of the trail. Governor Jay Nixon was a guest speaker and promoted trail walking and biking as part of the Governor's 100 Miles Challenge. The Parks and Recreation Department put out a vintage bike art display along the trail. After the ribbon cutting, the majority of the crowd joined Governor Nixon in walking the Greenbriar Trail.|