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Northwest Greenway Trail

Location West Lafayette
State(s) Indiana
Counties Tippecanoe
Type Fitness Trail
Urban Trail
Length 5.00 Miles / 8.05 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




Over the past several years, West Lafayette has managed to successfully develop a network of trails and the efforts continue. By the end of summer 2004, the city will have a combined 11 ? miles of paved trails and 2 ? miles of footpaths for citizens and visitors to enjoy. These include the four paved miles of the Cattail Trail, connecting the Northwest Greenway Trail, Celery Bog Nature Area, residential areas along Lindberg Road, and Pickett Park at Purdue University (one mile now open). Four and one half miles of the Northwest Greenway Trail is scheduled for completion in August 2003, with two miles with a stone surface now open.

West Lafayette's network of trails is increasing in size. In fact, the city is already making plans for the construction of six miles of additional trails, beginning in 2004, to tie together the community for pedestrians and bicyclists. More immediately, the parks include 430 acres in which can be found natural areas, playgrounds, picnic shelters, ball fields and a boat ramp. There is a community center, a nature center and a municipal pool, and soon an outdoor public skating center - the only one in Greater Lafayette. Developing recreational facilities is an ongoing effort that requires time and money, but it is an effort to which West Lafayette remains firmly committed. A recreation guide, that includes a map of existing and planned trails, is available upon request or at city hall, Morton Community Center or Lilly Nature Center. (Continued...)


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 120 inches.

Primary Surface: Asphalt

Secondary Surface: Asphalt

Average Grade: 3%

Elevation Low Point: 650

Elevation High Point: 670

Year Designated: 2003

Date Last Updated: 03/27/2017


Contact Information

Trail management:
Joe Payne
West Lafayette Parks & Recreation
605 West Navajo St.
West Lafayette , IN 47906
(765) 775-5110


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
City of West Lafayette Website View/Download



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