Media-Smedley Connector Trail Feasibility Study

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The County is developing a feasibility study for a trail connecting Smedley Park, Media Borough, and other destinations.

Delaware County was recently awarded a $35,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to prepare a feasibility study for the Media-Smedley Connector Trail. This trail, which was identified in the County’s Open Space, Recreation, and Greenway Plan (2015), would serve as a major east-west connection in the countywide trail network. It has the potential to directly link three county parks, multiple local parks, and five municipalities, including Media Borough, the County seat.

The study process will include a review of previous planning efforts; physiographic, natural, and cultural features; structures within the corridor; utilities; intersections and access points; and potential environmental hazards. The final work product will be a written report identifying a potential route and detailing the associated feasibility and potential costs. A concept plan illustrating the location of the trail and all associated design features (e.g., parking trailheads, landscaping, bike racks, etc.) is also a critical work product.

The planning process is being conducted in close coordination with a study committee and local municipalities. It will also involve outreach to the community.

Public Meeting #1

The first public meeting for the Study was held on June 18, 2019 at the Media Community Center. Approximately 40 area residents and stakeholders attended the meeting learning about the project and providing ideas, comments, and information that will inform the study. Please see the following items for presentation, photos, and comments given at the meeting. If you were not able to attend the meeting or have additional comments on the project, you are encouraged to contact Planning staff using the information below.



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