Greenways are linear parks. They're a place where people can walk, jog, ride bicycles, and enjoy nature. There are approximately 8.6 miles of greenway in the City of Greenville.
The current greenway begins at the Greenville Town Common and winds its way east through the university neighborhood along the Tar River before turning towards Green Springs Park where it becomes the Green Mill Run Greenway and meanders along the creek through Elm Street Park to College Hill on the East Carolina University campus.
Green Mill Run Greenway Phase 2 extends the greenway from its current terminus at Charles Boulevard to Evans Park on Arlington Boulevard. Trailhead locations are at Evans Street, Canterbury Road and the ECU Blount Recreational Sports Complex.
In the other direction, the South Tar River section of the greenway runs through the paths built into the Town Common until it reaches the trailhead marker at Fairfax Avenue. An extension included in the upcoming BUILD multimodal transportation project will extend the greenway from that western terminus along the Tar River to Moye Boulevard at the VA Clinic.
At that time, the greenway will pass under the Memorial Drive bridge, which provides generous access to the river.