Let’s Be Friends!

“One touch of nature
makes the whole world kin”

William Shakespeare

Friends of Carrollton GreenBelt, LLC,

is a member-driven, grassroots organization responsible for creating an environmentally sensitive trail system in Carrollton while promoting health, fitness, and livability by integrating transportation with recreation.

GreenBelt’s Timeline

April 2011

FoCGB Formation

Laura Richards founds the Friends of Carrollton GreenBelt

April 2011
June 2011

First Mile!

Construction begins near Ben Scott Boulevard and the Carrollton City Schools’ campus.

June 2011
August 2012

First Ribbon Cutting & 5K

First official 5K run held on the Trail to celebrate the opening of the Lakeshore section of the GreenBelt.

August 2012
October 2012

Hobbs Farm

Construction begins at Hobbs Farm Park.

October 2012
May 2013

GreenBelt comes to UWG

Work begins on the University of West Georgia campus.

May 2013
August 2013

Bankhead Crossing

Walkers/bikers can now safely cross 4 lanes of traffic from Lake Carroll and East Carrollton Parks and Recreation complex towards Cedar Street

August 2013
June 2014

Molly’s Walk

Construction of the boardwalk around Sunset Hills begins.

June 2014
June 2014

Bypass Trail

Construction begins along the Carrollton Bypass/Hwy166

June 2014
April 2015

Tanner and Southwire

Work begins around the hospital and industrial campuses of Tanner Health System and Southwire Company

April 2015
June 1, 2015

Newnan Road Tunnel

Construction begins to connect Ayers Dairy section with Old Newnan Road Trailhead

June 1, 2015
April 1, 2016

Georgia Trail Summit

The annual trail summit is hosted in Carrollton

April 1, 2016
September 1, 2016

McIntosh Plaza Section

Construction begins behind Target and Publix

September 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Last Concrete Pour

The last 6-feet of trail are poured on the Rome Street section of the trail

December 1, 2016
April 1, 2017

Big Event Ribbon Cutting

Official trail opening hosted at Hobbs Farm Park – celebrating with a 5K and a bike ride!

April 1, 2017