Park department plans to purchase 4 acres

Greenwood is considering purchasing land on Main Street to be used for a trail.

The Greenwood Parks and Recreation Board has requested appraisals on four acres of land at 895 W. Main St., west of U.S. 31 near West Side Park, and has received initial approval from the Greenwood City Council to make an offer to purchase the property. The land could be used for either a mountain biking or nature trail, Greenwood Parks and Recreation Department Director Rob Taggart said.

The property could potentially connect to West Side Park through a path under a bridge along Main Street that passes over Pleasant Run Creek. The creek goes under the bridge through four channels. The city has been talking with Johnson County about whether it could receive approval to block off the flow of water from one of those channels, which would allow people to walk underneath the bridge, Taggart said.

The cost of future improvement to the land isn’t known yet, and the city might wait several years before beginning any work, Taggart said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.