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Lack of routine police patrol has resulted in the public’s perception of the Riverfront Trail being unsafe.

Management Plan

To ensure the resources and facilities associated with the Flint River Trails system are kept in a good, usable condition, a management plan should be established by the entities responsible for maintaining the greenway
trail system. The management plan should outline the specific day-to-day operations required for long-term maintenance and should be updated annually. Comprised of tasks, operational policies, standards, and routine and remedial maintenance goals, the management plan should engage community groups, residents, business owners, developers, and other stakeholders in the long-term stewardship of the greenway trail system. Maintained as a public resource, the management plan should include regular inspections of the greenway trail system.
The management plan should also provide for both routine and remedial maintenance of the greenway trail system to keep the facility in a good, usable condition. The longevity of the concrete multi-use trail system is 20+ years, while the boardwalk sections are 10-20 years. The Flint River Trails design standards have been chosen to provide longevity and minimal repair or replacement which will result in reduced maintenance costs for the County.
Routine Maintenance Activities (activities performed on a regular basis):

  • Mowing / blowing
  • Removing trash
  • Trimming and pruning trees and shrubs
  • Edging
  • Controlling invasive species

Remedial Maintenance Activities (activities performed on an as-needed basis):

  • Replacing and repairing concrete
  • Removing debris along trail edges
  • Re-grading to eliminate drainage issues
  • Repairing bridges, boardwalks, retaining walls, etc.