Roswell advances River Walk, Hardscrabble trails

A canoeist enjoys a peaceful moment on the Chattahoochee River near the Roswell River Walk. FRIENDS OF THE ROSWELL PARKS

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A canoeist enjoys a peaceful moment on the Chattahoochee River near the Roswell River Walk. FRIENDS OF THE ROSWELL PARKS

Acting on trail projects at opposite ends of the community, the Roswell City Council has approved a $125,800 contract for design services for the fifth and final phase of the Roswell River Walk on the Chattahoochee, and condemnation proceedings for land for the Hardscrabble Greenloop along Hardscrabble Road.

AEC Inc. will be tasked with landscape architecture, engineering and other services for an extension of the River Walk boardwalk, from the Chattahoochee Nature Center entrance to Willeo Park.

The consultant’s responsibilities will include construction documents, a trail interpretive signage plan, and project management and administration. The River Walk is a seven-mile greenway along the Chattahoochee River. The first four phases took the trail through the Don White, Riverside and Azalea parks to the Nature Center.

The Hardscrabble Greenloop will be a multi-use trail connecting Roswell High School and Sweet Apple Elementary School. The right-of-way consists of 31 parcels; agreements have been reached for all except one parcel at 420 Hardscrabble Road, where about 3,350 square feet of right of way and 6,185 square feet of permanent easement are needed. Construction is to begin in the spring.