Greenway and Riverside Parks
The Oconee Rivers Greenway is a linear park system that provides wildlife corridors, open spaces and a family friendly multi-use path for the public's enjoyment. Currently, the North Oconee River Greenway System provides 7.25 miles of concrete multi-use path that is designated for non-motorized use.
The Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission is a an appointed group of citizens that serve as advocates for the planning, protection, and enhancement of the Greenway System in Athens-Clarke County. Please visit the Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission page for information about membership and meetings.
Additional Greenway Connector trails include:
- Milledge Extension Trail
- Pulaski Creek Trail
- Trail Creek Trail
- Easley's Mill Trail
- Park & Ride Connector
Points of interest along the Greenway include:
Trail Map & More Information
Interested in learning more? We have a great video that summarizes the ideas, people and origins of the Greenway in Athens. You can also listen to our podtour for a more in-depth history of our Greenway and the rivers that it helps protect.
Would you like to play an active role in the protection and planning for our future greenway system? Please visit the Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission page for information about current commission openings.
North Oconee River Greenway: South Section Construction: Intermittent Closure and Construction (UPDATE: FULL CLOSURE MARCH 18-22, 2019)
Effective thru Summer 2019 | Facility 408B | Updated: 6:09 PM 2/25/2019 | Posted: 12:17 PM 7/16/2018
UPDATE: March 18-22, 2019 all sections of the South Greenway will be closed at all access points for heavy construction traffic.
A SPLOST and GaDOT funded project will be constructing a new section of Greenway connecting UGA East Campus at River Road to the intersection with the UGA Park'n'Ride connector. Please use caution on the Greenway around this intersection under the loop 10 bridge going all the way out to the Greenway access on College Station Road. Concrete and construction trucks will be using the Greenway for access and exiting the construction area.