North Main Street Trail
Completed in early 2019, the North Main Street Trail connects pedestrians, hikers and bikers to Historic Downtown Mansfield from Walnut Creek Linear Trail at Town Park.
Once in the Historic Downtown business district, guests can grab a bite to eat, shop in the boutiques or check out a concert at one of the seven different music venues. The 10-foot wide trails stretch along both sides of North Main Street from Oak Street to Pleasant Ridge Drive.
The portion of the trail that crosses the bridge is incorporated into the street, with both lanes of traffic remaining intact but narrowed to accommodate the 14-foot wide trail. Concrete barriers divide the trail from the street traffic and keep pedestrians and cyclists safe from motorists.
Once over the bridge, the trails enter Town Park on the east. On the west side of the street, trails continue as sidewalks until Pleasant Ridge Drive, where walking paths end and cyclists transition to the existing street. North Main Street Trail also includes trail and roadway lighting for safety at night.
Construction on the .2 million project began in late. It was partially funded by the Federal Transportation Alternatives Program administered through the Department of Transportation.
The Walnut Creek Linear Trail is one of the highlights of Mansfield's award-winning parks system, stretching for miles across the city, spanning five parks, three neighborhoods and two schools. Currently, the trail endpoints are at James McKnight Park East, off U.S. 287 next to FieldhouseUSA, and Town Park, at the corner of Pleasant Ridge Drive and North Main Street. The 12-foot wide lighted concrete trails offer a safe and beautiful route for both pedestrian and bike traffic, with picnic tables, bird watching stations and scenic overlooks along the way.
The most heavily used section connects Kathrine Rose Memorial Park and Town Park, with a steady stream of visitors moving between the two popular parks to maximize both their entertainment and their exercise.