WHAT IS A TRAIL?
A trail is a paved path that is used for transportation and recreation by pedestrians, bicyclists, in-line skaters, and any other non-motorized users. It reconnects communities fragmented by intensely urban development, and provides a safe, alternative way to travel between schools, churches, business districts, public services, parks, and government centers. Access to parks and linkage of existing open space increases recreation opportunities for communities in the corridors and connects the communities to a regional trail system. Every effort is made to create an accessible trail, in accordance with national transportation standards.
WILL A TRAIL NEAR MY HOME INCREASE CRIME?
National studies have shown that recreational trails do not increase neighborhood crime. In fact, the residents along a trail tend to feel a sense of pride and ownership in their trail and monitor activities along its path. As the appropriate use of the trail by pedestrians and bicyclists increases, inappropriate behavior declines.
WILL A TRAIL AFFECT MY HOME VALUE?
National studies have shown that homes near a recreational trail may see an increase in property values. In a survey of recent home buyers sponsored by the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders, trails ranked as the second most important community amenity out of a list of 18 choices. These trails also have the potential to create jobs, expand local businesses, attract new or relocating businesses, increase local tax revenues, decrease local government expenditures, and promote a local community.
HOW WILL A TRAIL EFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT?
The City prides itself on its measures of environmental protection. In the construction of a trail, the City meets the regulations regarding tree replacements and in environmentally sensitive areas, boardwalk sections are often used. These trails or "greenway corridors" (linear open spaces connecting recreational, cultural and natural areas) are traditionally recognized for their environmental protection.
ARE PETS PERMITTED ON A TRAIL?
Yes, dogs are permitted in all public parks and trails provided they are under the continuous control of the owner and on a leash of six feet or less. However, PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET. Pet waste can cause disease and pollutes our waterways.
IS ALCOHOL PERMITTED ON A TRAIL?
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all City parks and trails.
HOW DO I GET ON CASSELBERRY GREENWAY TRAIL?
Residents who live near the trail are able to walk or bike to the facility. The Trailhead, located at the intersection of Marigold Road and S. Winter Park Drive, offers parking.
HOW WIDE IS THE CASSELBERRY GREENWAY TRAIL?
The Casselberry Greenway Trail is up to 12 ft wide, depending on the existing conditions of the location.
WHAT KIND OF SIGNAGE IS POSTED ALONG THE CASSELBERRY GREENWAY TRAIL?
Regulatory and informational signage is located at the Trailhead and along the trail. Regulatory signage provides information about safety (traffic signs) and usage hours. Informational signage provides assistance in navigation via mile markers.
WHAT ARE THE CASSELBERRY GREENWAY TRAIL HOURS?
The Casselberry Greenway Trail is open from dawn until dusk.
IS THERE LIGHTING ALONG THE CASSELBERRY GREENWAY TRAIL?
For most of the trail, there is no lighting at this time because the Casselberry Greenway Trail is only open for use during daylight hours.
WHO DO I CALL IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY?
In case of emergency, call 911. The non-emergency phone number for the Casselberry Police Department is (407) 262-7616.
WHO MAINTAINS THE WIRZ TRAIL?
This trail is maintained by the Casselberry Parks and Maintenance Division of the Public Works & Utilities Department. To report a maintenance issue, please call (407) 262-7725.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CASSELBERRY TRAILS AND MOBILITY PROJECTS?
- Visit www.casselberry.org/go or contact the Public Works Divisions Director, at (407) 262-7725, Ext. 1234 or via email.