NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A trail is coming along the Mill River that will connect East Rock Park, Blake Field and Grand Avenue. The City of New Haven has just been award a nearly $300,000 grant by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Trails & Greenways Program and The CT Greenways Council. The soon to be developed trail will connect segments already in use for walking, bird watching and fishing.
The $281,151.00 grant will help fund the design and the construction of the two multi-use riverfront trail segments. The trail grant proposal was developed by the City of New Haven in close cooperation with a coalition of stakeholders including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations. These volunteer groups have researched the history of the area, organized clean ups, and placed signs on the trail segments already in use.
The project represents the first phase of a larger vision to create a connected system of Greenways, trails, and bicycle routes throughout the city. Funding for the project will be made available this summer and construction will begin shortly thereafter.