Linking two rivers, three cities and six bridges! Home of the Derby Hall of Fame

The Derby Greenway is the most heavily used of all the trails in CT. Over 400 people have already completed the short survey, but only 15 of those are from users of the Derby Greenway. Take a couple of minutes one day after using the trail to complete the anonymous and brief survey. Scan the QR code or simply go to s.uconn/trailcensus.

The Derby Greenway was officially opened with a dedication on Derby Day - June 25, 2006. At that point in time, the 1.7 mile trail was completely open from Main and Bridge Street to Division Street.  Click here for photos from the Grand Opening.  The Derby Greenway is the most used trail in CT as measured by the Connecticut Trail Census project (see more below). The trail is open from sunrise to sunset year round and the City of Derby plows it during the winter.

The entrance to the Derby Greenway at Division Street is also the home of the historic National Humane Alliance Fountain which stands at the center of the Hall of Fame Plaza.


The Greenway Plaza with the restored fountain and Hall of Fame. Click here for the history of the fountain.

Did you know that the Derby Greenway continues to overwhelmingly be the most used of all the  trails being measured as part of the Connecticut Trail Census since the Census was started in 2018? Check out all the latest stats by clicking here.

The Derby Greenway was also the first trail completed in what eventually will become the 42 mile long Naugatuck River Greenway. Here is a video prepared by the National Park Service about the Naugatuck River Greenway:

 

Earlier stories:

Phase III Construction was completed spring, 2013

Phase III is open - Click here to read the DPH fact sheet
 

National Park Service is planning a Naugatuck River Greenway

Click here for photo album tour.

 

Brick Orders for 2020 Have been installed

Want to see what over 325 people have put on their bricks? Click here to see the engravings on the small bricks, here to see the engravings on the larger bricks or here to see the bench engravings.

(Click here for the highlights from the dedication of the plaza in 2007.)

Greenway Resources

 

Map showing the Greenway (red) ringing the old Borough of Birmingham!

Click on picture for larger image!



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