Chronological Highlights

The following is a timeline of events that have brought the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway where it is today:
February 2020 – HCI Grant of $59,900 received for restoration of the  Dobbs-Ford bridge along Candies Creek

January 2020 – Greenway Vision 2020 event held; raises funds and awareness

November 2019 – Public art piece, “Zag” installed at Mile 1 (Tinsley Park skatepark)
 September 2019 – $1,409,068 TDOT grant awarded toward Phase VI
August 2019 – Mohawk Trailhead Gateway completed (funded by Synalloy donation)
 August 2019 – Greenway members accept a $1.4 million grant from Governor Bill Lee (pictured below)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (third from left) presents a TDOT grant for $1.4 million to Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks (center) and other community representatives (August 2019)

 June 2019 – Groundbreaking for Phase I of Candies Creek Greenway
May 2019 – $25,000 donation received from Synalloy in honor of their centennial
July 2018 – Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Casteel Connector spur
March 2018 – $100,000 donation received toward Phase I of Candies Creek Greenway
 September 2017 – Religion historic marker installed; Ministerial Association is sponsor
 June 2017 – Groundbreaking for Casteel Connector spur
August 2016 – Tree markers installed on 31 species along the greenway
July 2016 – Dog Park installed near Tinsley Park playground
May 2016 – Second piece of public art installed (Infinite Angles, Mile 3 near the Church of God International Offices)
May 2016 – New restroom dedicated near Church of God property
January 2016 – 4-sided information kiosk installed at Greenway Park
August 2015 – Flag Plaza installed at Greenway Park
July 2015 – “Back Nine” off Freewill Road is completed (1.1 miles)
June 2015 – The Stage at Greenway Park completed and inaugural concert takes place
April 2015 – Construction begins on fourth restroom south of 25th Street
January 2015 – City Council approves park at Raider Drive be named Greenway Park
November 2014 – “Sitting Tall” sculpture permanently installed at Greenway Park
October 2014 – Land off of Raider Drive donated to City of Cleveland
July 2014 – Friends of the Greenway formally established
May 2014 – Pavilion construction completed
November 2013 – .2 mile northward extension of greenway dedicated near Mohawk Dr.
October 2013 – Restroom at Raider Drive Park opened
July 2013 – $495,978 grant received from TDOT for Ocoee Connector
June 2013 – Construction begins on .2 mile Mohawk Extension
April 2013 – “Chalk The Walk” is first event of Greenway Public Arts Committee (GPAC)
September 24, 2012 – Phase Five ribbon-cutting
July, 2012 – First piece of public art installed (Sitting Tall, yellow chair)
May, 2012 – Phase V is completed
November 9, 2011 – 10th anniversary celebration; donor marker unveiled
November 3, 2011 – Pedestrian bridge placed on Phase V
October 2011 – First decade of greenway; celebration banners placed
August 23, 2011 – Fillauer Branch greenway spur opened
July 2011 – Section of greenway designated “Urban Wildlife Habitat”
June 15, 2011 – Groundbreaking for Phase V
May 2011 – First historic marker installed
March 2011 – First water fountain installed
February 2011 -First restroom facility opens
December 14, 2010 – Ribbon cutting ceremony held for Phase 4
November 12, 2010 – Pedestrian bridge placed over Mouse Creek at Phase 4
September, 2010 – Construction begins on restroom facility at Harris Circle trailhead
August, 2010 – Phase IV, Part B construction completed to Mouse Creek bridge
November, 2009 – Playground dedicated near Raider Drive
October, 2009 – $50,000 grant received for pedestrian bridge from Healthy Community Initiative
July, 2000 -Phase IV, Part B construction begins
February, 2009 – Phase IV, Part A completed under Paul Huff south.
September 2008 – Work begins on Phase IV, Part A connecting the Home Depot section, south
August 20, 2008 – check accepted from governor’s office for $569,000 for Phase V
July, 2008 – $123,000 grant received for portion of Phase IV from Bradley Healthy Community Initiative
May 15, 2008 – Ribbon-cutting for Phase II
December, 2007 – Applied for Phase V funding
August 8, 2007 – Official groundbreaking for Phase III
March 4, 2007 – Greenway Network established
October 3, 2006 – Construction begins on Mimosa/ Mouse Creek bridge replacement
August 9, 2006 – $495,987 TDOT grant received to complete Phase III between 20th and Willow Streets
August 1, 2006 – $50,000 HCI grant received for portion between Mouse Creek and Paul Huff Parkway
June 18, 2006 – Rotary Club of Cleveland dedicates Centennial project at Willow Street entrance
April 3, 2006 – Official Opening of downtown Greenway connector
August 3, 2005 – Ribbon-cutting and grand opening for Phase II
July 21, 2005 – Dedication of Harlen Painter trailhead on Harris Circle
Spring, 2005 –Work begins on Phase II
October 26, 2004 – Applied for Phase III Funding
Summer 2004 – Formation and appointment of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway Board
October 2001 – Completion of Phase I. Greenway officially opens with a quarter-mile section between 20th and 25th Streets 

April 2001 – $678,720 TDOT grant awarded for Phase II
February 2000 – Grant awarded to purchase Willow Street property
June 1999 – Applied for TDOT grant on Phase II
June 1998 – Awarded grant for Phase I
April 1, 1998 – Applied for $48,000 TDEC grant on Phase I
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