The PATH trail that meanders through Medlock Park, following South Peachtree Creek to the Mason Mill Tennis Center will soon double in length. A much-anticipated extension from the Mason Mill Tennis Center to North Druid Hills Road at Spring Creek Road is under construction. (A on map) This extension traverses the thick woodland area east of the tennis center on a wooden boardwalk structure. It ends at the signalized crossing of North Druid Hills Road at Spring Creek Road, thereby connecting the Leafmore neighborhood to the trail.
The second extension intersects the existing trail just west of the CSX Bridge and continues south to the Clairmont Place retirement complex. (B on map). This extension will be completed this month. A future phase of this trail will close the gap between Clairmont Place and Clairmont Road near the Veterans Administration Hospital (C on map).
PATH and Emory University are teaming up to connect the Emory Transportation Center on Starvine Way to the South Peachtree Creek Bridge where the trail will pass under Clairmont Road to connect with the future phase described above (D on map). Construction on this phase could begin in early 2017. Emory University plans to make improvements for walking and biking through their campus between the Clairmont Road entrance to the campus and Emory Village.
When all extensions are completed, residents of Leafmore, Medlock Park and Emory will be connected by PATH to the Freedom Park Trail and the Atlanta BeltLine.
Special thanks to Paul McGough at Clairmont Place and Jamie Smith, Jack Tillman, and David Payne at Emory University for their effort to make these extensions a reality.