New Green Crescent Trail Kiosks in Clemson

Before the end of 2018, six informational kiosks will be installed at strategic locations along the future Green Crescent Trails system in Clemson.  These kiosks will provide maps, photos, and other information to inform walkers and bikers of current and planned pathways around the city.

On November 7th, 2016 the Clemson City Council officially voted on a resolution to endorse the Green Crescent Trail master plan for the City of Clemson and beyond. In this resolution, City Council also allocated $25,000 from that year’s budget for installing “wayfinding, kiosks, and maps along all of the Green Crescent Trail routes within the City of Clemson.”

Map of the proposed Green Crescent Trails, which includes over 35 miles of walking & biking trails in the Clemson-Central-Pendleton area

Kiosk Locations

The Friends of the Green Crescent Trail (FGC) and City of Clemson staff members chose strategic locations for the kiosks.  These locations, which will be key hubs for the future trails, include:

    1. Ashley Dearing Park off of Berkeley Drive
    2. The Green Crescent Pedestrian Bridge off of Berkeley Drive
    3. Gateway Park off of Highway 93
    4. Clemson Park off of Frontage Road
    5. The Clemson-Central Recreation Center off of Highway 93
    6. Nettles Park off of Central Road

Each kiosk will include green metal roofing, a stone and concrete base, and a 3-sided information panel. The panels will be used to display maps, wayfinding information, and potential future trail sponsors.

Kiosk example - Green Crescent Trail - Clemson

Sample of the Green Crescent Trail kiosks being installed in Clemson

Next Steps After the Kiosks

The kiosks are a small, first step towards implementation of the bigger trail system. Immediately after installation, the FGC group plans to work on additional steps. For example, the group will request that Clemson City Council fund actual trail improvements between several of the kiosks.

More specifically, this new proposal will include improved safety markings, crosswalks, and bike-lane barriers along Berkeley Drive. And the proposal will call for new paths as well. For example, it will request extending the existing trail network at Ashley Dearing Park/Tottie’s Place. And it will also request new trails at Clemson Park that connect to the existing Green Crescent Bridge near Clemson Elementary School.

For more details on the kiosk installation and the proposed Berkeley Drive improvements, the FGC group will make a presentation at the December 3rd, 2018 Clemson City Council meeting.

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