Roswell has opened the fifth and final phase of its Riverwalk, a seven-mile greenway along the Chattahoochee River. CITY OF ROSWELL

Roswell cuts ribbon to open final Riverwalk phase

Eighteen years after the project’s inception, Roswell city officials celebrated the completion of the fifth and final phase of the Riverwalk with a ribbon-cutting along the Chattahoochee River

The project dates to 2000, when Roswell residents approved a bond referendum that included funding for the city to construct a seven-mile greenway that would incorporate parks, trails and other recreational and education amenities, officials said.

As completed, the Riverwalk runs through Don White Park, Riverside Park and Azalea Park, and extends to the Gold Branch Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Cobb County.

The project’s final phase was constructed by Integrated Construction and Nobility Inc., and funded by $1.8 million in Federal Transportation Enhancement Grant Funds, with $450,000 in matching funds from Roswell. The city spent an additional $255,215 on design, environmental and preliminary engineering.

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