Those who enjoy walking or jogging around Avondale will be able to take advantage of a new paved, landscaped path in the city. The Van Buren Multi-use Path project has been completed, and is open to the public.

The $4.2 million project, part of a long term project to further the regional Maricopa County Multimodal Trail System, was partially paid for through federal funds ($2.4 million) and runs approximately 1.75 miles in length, between 113th Avenue and 127th Avenue on the north side of Van Buren Street. The path includes sidewalks and sidewalk ramps, pedestrian lighting, irrigations system, landscaping, signing, striping and other related work and also artistic elements along the trail. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) administered the construction and it was designed by Harrington Planning + Design.

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This project ties into the overall multi-modal trail system that the City is developing. “The vision for the future of the path is that it will connect to the Agua Fria River pathways and connect you to the Tres Rios Nature area, where it will link up along the Gila River and create routes for connectivity to other communities, such as Phoenix, Goodyear and Buckeye,” said Bryan Hughes, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Avondale.

The City is committed to developing new primary trails along the Agua Fria River corridor and prioritizing opportunities to connect missing links of trails from residential areas to the primary trail corridor along the Agua Fria River.

Visit the City YouTube page to learn more about the project: