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Greenway safety focus of meeting
Session set for Tuesday
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A couple strolls along the Big Creek Greenway. A meeting Tuesday will address safety at the new recreational hot spot. - photo by File photo
The public is invited to an event Tuesday morning aimed at keeping people safe while they enjoy one of the county’s emerging recreational hot spots.

Park rangers and Forsyth County Sheriff’s officials will talk about safety along the Big Creek Greenway Trail during the session, which is set for 10 a.m. to noon at the Midway Park Community Building.

Authorities will go over trail rules and regulations, hours of operation, patrols and safety precautions.

Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins said the session is being held in an effort to prevent incidents similar to those that have happened at parks and on trails around Atlanta.

“We just want to make sure that the people who use the greenway are educated on safety as a precautionary measure,” he said. “We don’t anticipate any problems, we hope there are never any problems, but if a problem arises we’re prepared.”

Huggins said no incidents have been reported so far on the greenway, which opened Sept. 2.

He said the sheriff’s office recently bought an all-terrain vehicle that will allow authorities to respond more quickly when needed on the trail.

The 12-foot-wide concrete and boardwalk path currently runs from Hwy. 9 to Bethelview Road.

Another phase of the trail, which runs from McFarland Parkway to the Fowler Park site on Hwy. 9, is under construction.

Midway Park Community Building is at 5100 Post Road.