Glenwood Gardens to Winton Woods Trail
About the Project
Great Parks is expanding opportunities for Hamilton County residents and visitors to enjoy parks and the regional trail system.
The new trail will extend the West Fork Mill Creek Greenway Trail that currently travels through Wyoming, Woodlawn, and Glenwood Gardens to connect with the Harbor Loop Trail in Winton Woods. The trail will link other trails, neighborhoods, parks, shopping, schools, and community resources from Springfield Township and Greenhills to Woodlawn and Wyoming.
Once the trail is complete, the trail network in this area will offer more than nine miles of continuous shared-use paths built for exercise, relaxation and vehicle-free travel away from busy local roadways. Guests can choose among more routes of different lengths and more experiences that flow from gardens and prairies to forests, wetlands and lakes.
Project benefits include:
- Expands the West Fork Mill Creek Greenway Trail to more than nine miles of multi-use trail
- Provides new, non-vehicular access options into the parks from surrounding communities and neighborhoods
- Offers additional choices of various route lengths and types of experiences
- Provides safe, vehicle-free travel options that are ADA accessible
- Provides easier, safer access to Glenwood Gardens, Winton Woods, local businesses and the regional trail network for pedestrians and bicyclists
Project Fact Sheet (English)
Project Fact Sheet (Spanish) PDF
Proposed Trail Map
Regional Trails Plan
The Glenwood Gardens to Winton Woods Trail will open new, easy-access entry points to the parks from surrounding neighborhoods for those traveling without a car. The 12-foot wide, paved connector will be ADA accessible and suitable for walkers, runners, bicyclists, skaters, wheelchairs, strollers, and more.
Construction will also include installing a new sidewalk between the shared main entrance of Glenwood Gardens and the Glenwood Crossings Shopping Center to the SORTA/Metro bus stop, located roughly 300 feet south on Springfield Pike. Also planned is a new signalized crosswalk to make pedestrian and bicycle access from Glendale-Milford Road easier and safer.
Growing the Regional Trail Network
Expanding the regional shared-use trail system is a top priority in Great Parks' Comprehensive Master Plan. Completed in 2019, the plan sets the vision for parks and facilities through 2028. Great Parks' investment in the Glenwood Gardens to Winton Woods Trail is a direct response to the community's repeated requests for more trails, access and connections.
Your Feedback is Important
Public input is an important part of the project development process and will be used to help make decisions regarding the trail’s final design.
Thank you to everyone who attended our public meeting! Great Parks was excited to hear your questions and thoughts about the trail. If you were unable to attend, you can watch a recording of the meeting below.
April 1 Public Meeting Presentation PDF
Questions and comments are welcome any time and can be shared by email, mail or phone:
Ben Helmes, Great Parks Project Manager10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231
Currently, the project is focused on route planning and trail design. Planning is expected to be completed by the end of 2022 with design continuing through 2023. Great Parks secured $352,000 and $6,000,000 in federal transportation funding for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project. The distribution of those funds determines when construction can begin for each phase.
Complete Planning & Design: Fall 2022/Winter 2023
Begin Construction of Pedestrian Improvements to Glenwood Gardens Entrance (Phase 1): Spring 2024
Begin Trail Construction (Phase 2): 2025