Emergency Phones Added to the Oklawaha Greenway

For the convenience and safety of our citizens, with funding by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the City of Hendersonville has added emergency phone towers to the Oklawaha Greenway system. The map to the right shows the locations of the emergency phone towers. 

These phones interspersed along the Oklawaha Greenway system are designed to be used only for dialing 911 for medical or other emergencies. Each phone has a single button interface used to connect with 911 dispatch. The phones are now operational.

We appreciate NCDOT's participation to make this project a reality. 

The trail begins near the Henderson County Parks & Recreation building in Jackson Park and travels 3.75 miles to Berkeley Mills Park with connections to Patton Park, Sullivan Park, and William H. King Memorial Park.  The trail closely follows Mud Creek and is mostly shaded by mature trees along the trail and creek.  The asphalt surface trail is ten feet wide and mileage signs are placed every quarter of a mile along the trail to help trail users know how far they have traveled and how much farther it is to their destination. Several benches are placed along the trail for people to stop and take a rest. In addition to the new emergency phones, there are three bike FixIt Stations with common tools for working on bicycles located at Berkeley Mills Park, Patton Park, and Jackson Park, and drinking fountains at Berkeley Mills Park and the 7th Avenue crossing area by the City's dog park: Pets' Own Place.  Motorized vehicles, including scooters, and/or equipment are prohibited from the trail, except for city and county maintenance equipment and law enforcement. 

For more information about the Oklawaha Greenway and Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway, please visit http://www.friendsofoklawaha.org/Oklawaha/index.php

Posted by Tammie Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:39:00 AM