PATH crews are putting the final touches on several additional miles of the Olde Town Conyers Trail near downtown Conyers. In 2010, PATH partnered with the City of Conyers and the Conyers Downtown Development Authority to build Phase I of the trail from Olde Town Conyers to Wheeler Park. Phase I included retrofitting the Parker Road Bridge over I-20 to accommodate the trail.
Phase II begins at the southern end of Wheeler Park, traverses the Rockdale Career Academy and continues south to Johnson Park. PATH partnered with the Rockdale Board of Education, Four-A Development, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the City of Conyers, and Rockdale County to build another two mile segment of the trail. The Downtown commercial area of Conyers is now connected to Johnson Park, almost half way to the Rockdale River Trail near Panola Mountain State Park.
The latest phase includes a boardwalk over creek threads and a rest area flanked by large rock outcroppings. The southern end of the trail connects to a circular track in Johnson Park that serves as a walking and running track.
Parking for the Olde Town Conyers Trail is available at the Rockdale County Library on Green Street, at Wheeler Park on Parker Road, at the Rockdale Career Academy, and at Johnson Park. Watch the PATH website for the official grand opening date.