The Big Creek Greenway stretches into Alpharetta.
Photo: Courtesy photo
Photo: Courtesy photo

Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta re-opens after flooding rains

Authorities re-opened Alpharetta’s portion of the Big Creek Greenway Tuesday morning about 24 hours after shutting it down due to flooding.

The city’s parks department tweeted about 9:30 a.m. Monday that “rising floodwaters” from rains during metro-wide tornado watches caused the closure.

The department’s Facebook page posted about 10 a.m. Tuesday saying it was again open.

The concrete trail and linear park stretches 8 miles from Windward Parkway to Mansell Road, according to the city’s website.

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Closure due to flooding isn’t new for the city’s part of the trail, which Alpharetta spokesman James Drinkard has said mostly lies in a floodplain.

The city’s Twitter account indicates that the trail also closed once due to flooding in March and twice in February.

Future plans for the trail have it connecting with the Forsyth County parks system and spanning 15 miles in Forsyth.

Click here for a digital tour of the trail made by Alpharetta staff.

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