Trail Part of an Effort to Make Warrington Township More Walkable
Warrington Township will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Section A of the Warrington Township portion of the Circuit Trails System on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the new bridge near 3400 Pickertown Road. Parking will be in front of ATG Learning Academy, located at Mill Creek and Pickertown Roads. All are welcome to attend.
Warrington Township is joining other communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to expand the number and availability of walkable public trails included in the Circuit Trails System, an 800 plus mile network of multi-use trails throughout the Philadelphia area. These trails link urban, suburban and rural communities, provide for healthy transportation and recreation and connect communities to green space. Once completed, the trailhead will begin at the Route 202 Parkway and end at the Bradford Dam. The completed Section A of the trail, runs from Stump Road, through the Weisel Preserve behind the Township garage on Pickertown Road and ends at the intersection of Mill Creek and Pickertown Roads.
Warrington Township received a grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the William Penn Foundation for $491,000 to help with the construction of the trail. The total cost for this segment is $700,000. The township will work on extending the trail to the intersection of Pickertown and Lower State Roads (Section B) and then to the intersection of Bellflower Boulevard (Section C). Warrington Township staff and the Bike and Hike Committee are working on the scope of work for the Section B and C phases of the project and will seek construction bids and funding once the scope of work has been completed.
A private organization will complete a section of the trail starting from the intersection of Pickertown and Lower State Roads to the intersection of Buttercup Boulevard and Pickertown Road then southward to the intersection of Street Road and Morning Walk Drive. The final segment will be a road crossing near the intersection of Bradley and Folly Roads. These segments of the Circuit Trail are expected to be completed in 2021, if grant funding can be obtained.
About Warrington Township
Warrington Township is located in central Bucks County, approximately 20 miles north of central Philadelphia. The Township encompasses 13.5 square miles, bordered on the north by New Britain, Warwick, and Doylestown Townships, on the east by Warminster Township, and on the south and west by Montgomery and Horsham Townships.
Warrington Township is an outstanding community in which to live, work, shop, learn, and recreate with many unique opportunities to enhance the quality of life for those who reside, work, or visit. The goal of the township is to responsibly manage community change and protect community character and assets; preserve the natural environment and farmland; improve mobility; provide adequate township services and public facilities efficiently and equitably; and promote the economic and social well-being of the community.
The township is committed to protecting the township, improving the quality of life, sustaining its neighborhoods, and serving the health, safety and welfare of its residents and businesses. For more information, visit http://www.warringtontownship.org.
About the Circuit Trails System
The Circuit Trails System is a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails in the nine-county region of southeastern Pennsylvania, and central and southern New Jersey. Some of the area’s most iconic trails, such as the Schuylkill River Trail and Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk, the Manayunk Bridge, Cooper River Trail, Pennypack Trail and the Chester Valley Trail, are part of the more than 300 miles that make up the Circuit Trails. When the approximately 800 miles of the Circuit Trails are connected, the Philadelphia area will have a trail network unlike any other in the country. The Circuit Trails will connect the urban, suburban and rural communities of the fifth largest metropolitan region in the U.S. A group of more than 65 non-profit organizations, foundations and agencies are working together to advance completion of the Circuit Trails through the Circuit Trails Coalition. To learn more, visit https://circuittrails.org.