Join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Greater Cheyenne Greenway! Since voter approval on the 6th Penny Sales Tax ballot in 1991, the Greater Cheyenne Greenway has grown to encompass over 44 miles of safe, separated non-motorized paths in the Capital City. The 10-foot-wide concrete paths provide connectivity throughout Cheyenne for recreation, transportation, and relaxation.
As we celebrate the 30th Anniversary, we want to hear from you! We encourage the public to submit Greenway pictures, videos, and stories on social media using the hashtag #Greenway30. You can also send pictures, videos, and stories using our online form: https://bit.ly/3rsJp9K. Submitted items may be publicized by the City on their website, social media, or other print material.
As the winter thaw fades to spring and summer, the Greenway is a perfect way to explore Cheyenne. The path snakes along Crow and Dry Creek, parks, schools, neighborhoods, and commercial centers. It stretches from Four Mile Road at the Pointe subdivision to the north, Laramie County Community College (LCCC) to the south, Interstate 25 to the west, and the expanding Saddle Ridge subdivision to the east.
Prior to the 1991 ballot measure, the Greenway we know today originated with the formation of the Crow Creek Greenway Committee. The grass roots group was formed on Earth Day 1990 comprised of citizens interested in cleaning-up the environment and building a path along the creek. The Crow Creek Greenway Committee requested funding from the City for a portion of a path along Crow Creek and money was granted for the project. Construction of a segment in Martin Luther King Jr. Park was then completed in 1991. Later that year, the vision for Crow Creek was expanded to a community-wide greenway system. Other citizen groups such as Plant the Cheyenne Forest Committee and the Allision Draw Steering Committee became involved and supported the concept of a community-wide recreational transportation system. The overall system was eventually expanded to a system which included four off-street greenway sections and a comprehensive on-street system of bike lanes and bike routes. The four off-street corridors were along Dry Creek, Crow Creek, Allison Draw, and a section of abandoned railroad bed south of Nationway. The vision of the greenway corridors included major improvements related to recreation, transportation, and beautification of the identified corridors.
For more information on the Cheyenne Greenway, and to view a Greenway map, visit www.cheyennecity.org/greenway.
The 12th annual Spring into Green fun run and walk with take place on June 12th at 8am in Smalley Park in Cheyenne. The out and back run will follow the Dry Creek Greenway under Dell Range and along Stillwater and Bluegrass avenues.
This year's race helps to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first section of Greenway in the community. Proceeds raised will go to support ongoing amenity improvements along the 40 plus miles of multi-use running, walking and biking trails including supporting phase two of the Greenway Wayfinding program.
Runners and walkers can register here for the race. Current CoVid 19 restrictions will be observed and if necessary arrangements will be made for staggered starts to comply with any social distancing requirements on race day.
More information on Spring into Green
The Honorable Edward L. Grant passed away on August 26, 2020. One of his favorite places to ride his bike was the Greater Cheyenne Greenway and those remembering and honoring his life have been helping to preserve that legacy.
Judge Grant’s obituary stated. “Those who wish may make a contribution in lieu of flowers to the Greater Cheyenne Greenway Foundation, whose efforts made possible one of his most-favorite places to ride his bike. Please think of him every time you enjoy it.”
His son, Thomas Grant wrote us… “My nephew and I enjoyed a bike ride on the Greenway over Labor Day weekend as we thought of my Dad. Please think of him every time you enjoy it. We hope you are able to put the donations to good use.”
A big thank you goes out to everyone who has honored Judge Grant by contributing to the Cheyenne Greenway Foundation, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family in these difficult times.
If you’d like to make a donation in Judge Grant’s honor or for any other reason, you can do it here.