Homewood Shades Creek Greenway is a 6-mile, multi-use trail for pedestrian and cycling activities in the Birmingham metropolitan area. It will eventually connect with Jemison Park to the east and run west along Shades Creek passing under Highway 31, Columbiana Road, and Interstate 65, past Wildwood Shopping Center connecting with West Homewood Park via a fly-over along Lakeshore Drive. The Greenway is being financed by Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality money, and a partnership between the City of Homewood and Jefferson County.
Macknally Land Design was hired to develop a master plan and produce construction documents for the trail. Construction for Phase I of the trail, from Brookwood Mall to Columbiana Road is complete. The construction documentation for Phase II from Columbiana Road to Commons Drive and Phase III from Commons Drive to West Homewood Park have been completed and are awaiting funding and construction start dates.MORE »
The Greenway is and will continue to be an invaluable amenity to the entire community. Throughout the years the Greenway has received enormous support from the residents and businesses of Homewood. It offers easy access and linkage for citizens to walk and cycle to various shops, schools, and offices along its route. For the first time, Homewood will have safe pedestrian access from east to west with minimal crossing of vehicular traffic. Considered as part of a "“"backbone"”" for a more expansive greenway system, this trail has the potential to spur connections to numerous communities and green spaces.