Maryville Alcoa Greenway

Maryville Alcoa Greenway
Maryville Alcoa Greenway at Springbrook Park

The Maryville Alcoa Greenway is a cooperative effort by the two cities and Blount County, Tennessee to connect existing parks with a paved foot and cycle path.



The city of Maryville initially developed its Bicentennial Park (Greenbelt) by clearing part of its downtown and damming Pistol Creek to flood the area. Alcoa had developed its own Springbrook Park. In 1996 efforts to connect the parks began. In early 1996 the two cities were successful in obtaining an $850,000 grant of Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) for the Greenway.[1]

Between 1996 and 1998 the two parks were connected by a three mile (5 km) extension entirely within the city of Alcoa. During the same period Maryville extended the Greenway from the Greenbelt to the Maryville Intermediate School. On October 15, 1998 the Maryville Alcoa Greenway was dedicated.

The Greeway was immediately well received by the public and by early 1999 plans were already underway for extensions.[2] The result was Alcoa extended a spur through the Springbrook Corporate Center. The two cities also completed an eastern connector between the Greenbelt and Springbrook Park.

Today the Greenway is well lighted and marked, providing numerous opportunities for picnics, play, and exercise while connecting the two cities and providing a nine mile linear recreational facility.

Alcoa Main (4 miles)

Beginning at Mile Marker 0 (the line between Maryville and Alcoa), the Greenway proceeds north for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the Springbrook Corporate Center Spur, then east to the Alcoa Duck Pond at mile 3, then north through Springbrook Park to Hunt Road, ending at mile 4.

Green Meadows Spur (1 mile)

Beginning at mile 1.5 the spur extends 1-mile (1.6 km) through the Springbrook Corporate Center ending at US 129. In 2010, a bridge over US 129was funded by ARRA and is currently under construction. The bridge, when completed, will permit access to the Green Meadows community.

East Connector (2.5 miles)

The East Connector begins at mile 3 on the Alcoa Main and heads south 2.5 miles (4.0 km), following the edge of the Alcoa Aluminum plant, crossing into Maryville at 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and connecting to the Greenbelt Park 1-mile (1.6 km) from mile marker 0.

Maryville Alcoa Greenway at Bicentennial Park (Greenbelt) Park

Maryville (4 miles)

Beginning at Mile Marker 0 (the line between Maryville and Alcoa), the Greenway heads south, then west through the Bicentennial Park (Greenbelt) and back east to the Charles West Amphitheater, adjacent to the old Courthouse at mile marker 1. The Greenway heads southeast across US 321 and Montvale Road connecting with Sandy Springs Park at

Maryville Alcoa Greenway at Sandy Springs Park

2.5 miles (4.0 km). The Greenway then heads east to Pearson Springs Park at mile 3.5 and the Maryville Intermediate School at mile 4



  1. ^ Maryville Alcoa Daily Times Nov 30, 1998; Trail of Two Cities is a landmark of long term effort, cooperation
  2. ^ Maryville Alcoa Daily Times Feb 25, 1999; Enjoying a trek along the Greenway

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Maryville, Tennessee —   City   Maryville, Tennessee …   Wikipedia

  • Greenway (landscape) — A greenway is a long, narrow piece of land, often used for recreation and pedestrian and bicycle traffic and sometimes including multiple transportation (streetcar, light rail) or retail uses. Terminology The term greenway comes from the green in …   Wikipedia

  • Pearson Springs Park — is a park that parallels Pistol Creek from Best Road on the northeast to the junction of the Maryville Alcoa Greenway and Montgomery Lane on the southwest, all within the City of Maryville, Tennessee.FeaturesPearsons Springs Park contains one… …   Wikipedia

  • Bicentennial Park (Greenbelt) — Location= Bicentennial Park (Greenbelt) is located in downtown Maryville, Tennessee.HistoryBicentennial Park was an urban renewal project of the City of Maryville during the period leading up to the US Bicentennial in 1976.The intent was to… …   Wikipedia

  • Pistol Creek — Location= Pistol Creek is a 13 mile long tributary of the Little River, located entirely within Blount County, Tennessee.FeaturesPistol Creek arises from several springs in the Carpenter s Campground section of Blount County, flowing first… …   Wikipedia

  • Sandy Springs Park — Location= Sandy Springs Park is bound on the southwest by Best Street, on the northeast by Cedar Street, on northwest by Boyd Avenue and Willow Avenue, and on the southeast by Karrow Street, all within the City of Maryville, Tennessee. The park… …   Wikipedia

  • Little River (Tennessee) — Infobox River river name = Little River caption = Middle Prong near the confluence of Thunderhead and Lynn Prongs origin = Slopes of Clingmans Dome in Sevier County, Tennessee. mouth = Tennessee River at Fort Loudoun Lake basin countries = USA… …   Wikipedia

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Blount County, Tennessee — Location of Blount County in Tennessee This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Blount County, Tennessee. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic… …   Wikipedia