May 12, 2021

City of Franklin Walking Trail partially reopens to the public

About a 1/4 mile stretch of the Franklin Walking Trail remains closed between the wooden bridge and the police station. However, the park playground, restrooms, and Three Rivers trailhead have all reopened this week.

(Franklin, GA) — About 3/4 of the City of Franklin Walking Trail has been reopened to the public this week.

The popular trail from the public restrooms and playground, located near the Franklin Police Department to Three Rivers Regional Commission had been closed due to the extensive amount of damage caused during the recent tornado.

“Although the City of Franklin public restrooms and playground access point to the trail remains closed until repairs are completed, the Three Rivers Regional Commission access point is now open, allowing access to a large portion of the walking trail,” said Police Chief Kevin Hannah in a press release this week.

In addition, the City of Franklin public restrooms, parking area, and playground are now open following a temporary closure for debris removal and a power line that was down near the playground, which has since been corrected.

Chief Hannah says the city hopes to be able to open the remainder of the trail once more work has been completed.

“The City of Franklin is working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin tree removal in the area most impacted by the recent tornado and to repair damage to the concrete path. This portion of the walking trail will remain closed until these repairs are made and updates will be provided when the work is complete,” added Chief Hannah.

The address to the Three Rivers trailhead for accessing the open portion of the trail is 13273 GA-34, Franklin, GA 30217.

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