Now Open: Paint Creek Junction Park
At long last, we are so excited to announce that Paint Creek Junction Park is officially open! This almost 6-acre park is located west of Orion Road and south of Clarkston Road, adjacent to the Paint Creek Trail. It was originally purchased to meet residents’ desire for a trailhead in the northern section of the Paint Creek Trail utilizing grant dollars from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund and an additional $50,000 in grant funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds which covered a significant portion of the project expenses and greatly minimized the cost to taxpayers.
This trailhead project includes a 35-space universally accessible parking lot with horse trailer parking, an access trail, two unisex universally accessible vault toilets, a well for potable water, and a picnic area. Interpretive signage will soon be available to incorporate the trail’s natural and cultural background; sharing information about the Paint Creek Trail’s Railroad history, Paint Creek Junction’s section of the Detroit Urban Railroad, and how railroads contributed to the preservation of native prairie areas. Grab your bike, running shoes, your horse, or however you like to use the Paint Creek Trail and get out there!