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Amelia Islander

Egans Creek Greenway

Dec 14, 2015 02:00AM
Are the holidays making you feel overwhelmed? Between working, shopping, decorating, and entertaining, consider taking some time on Amelia Island’s Egan’s Creek Greenway. A protected area of over 300 acres that runs north to south along Egans Creek, the Greenway was opened for public use in the summer of 2000 as an undeveloped park for passive recreational use, and it’s a great place for quiet reflection during this hectic time of year.

Its grass-covered roads serve as a network of trails that are suitable for walking and bicycling, and its environment exhibits a variety of natural wildlife and vegetation. Local wildlife, such as alligators, snakes, bobcats, and many birds, may be enjoyed from a distance. Benches and interpretive displays are located throughout the Greenway, and restrooms are available at the Nature Pavilion, located at the Greenway entrance behind the Atlantic Recreation Center on Atlantic Avenue.

If you would like to visit the Greenway and require assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact the Parks & Recreation Department between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 904-310-3350.

The Greenway may be accessed from behind the Atlantic Recreation Center at 2500 Atlantic Avenue, Jasmine Street, Citrona Drive from the extensions of Beech and Hickory Streets, and Sadler Road behind the Residence Inn. Parking is available in the Atlantic Recreation Center parking lot and along the right-of-way on Jasmine Street.