2016 – Phase II of the Jail Trail, AZ State Parks
The Jail Trail is a greenway loop trail linking Old Town Cottonwood to the Verde River and its unique Fremont Cottonwood/Goodding Willow gallery forest. The trail has the potential to be a multi-phase project that yields great recreational and economic benefits to residents, tourists, and Old Town Cottonwood businesses. This project could highlight the strong partnership between the City of Cottonwood and Arizona State Parks and provide jobs for work crews comprised of veterans and youth corps. Additionally, it provides a great opportunity for community volunteers to participate in the project. Phase II would include trail improvement and informational and interpretive signage installation for the portion of the trail located in Verde River Greenway State Natural Area. $2400 was awarded in June 2016 to pay for materials and use of construction equipment.