Creekline Trails of Opelika is a citizen-led greenway vision inspired by our unique watershed and designed to address recreation, transportation, and conservation needs in Opelika, Alabama.

Featuring an interconnected system of nature trails, multiuse paths, bike lanes, and pocket parks, the Creekline effort seeks to connect Opelika’s scenic streams and major thoroughfares with parks, schools, businesses, and points of interest. The initiative is built upon three pillars: (1) outdoor recreation, (2) alternative transportation, and (3) watershed protection. 


August 2018
Founded by Envision Opelika Foundation, Inc.

Creekline Trails of Opelika was adopted as a project of Envision Opelika Foundation, Inc. in August 2018. The Foundation currently serves as the project's 501(c)(3) nonprofit umbrella and fiscal sponsor. For more information, visit

May 2019
Raised $15,670 on 1st Annual Opelika Giving Day

More than 88 community members expressed their support for Creekline Trails by donating over $15,000 during this inaugural online fundraising event hosted by the Community Foundation of East Alabama. 

November 2019
Selected for technical assistance through the RTCA program

The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program of the National Park Service supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the nation.

In November 2019, Creekline Trails of Opelika was selected to receive technical assistance  through the RTCA Program. As a result, NPS professionals will draft a Creekline Trails Master Plan to aid in trail design and funding acquisition. Stay tuned for more information to come!

June 2020
Raised $11,700 on 2nd Annual Opelika Giving Day

The local community reiterated its support for Creekline Trails by surpassing the $10,000 fundraising goal on the second annual Opelika Giving Day in June 2020.

July 2020
Established a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Opelika

In July 2020, Opelika City Council voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Opelika and Envision Opelika regarding Creekline Trails. 

Under this arrangement, the City of Opelika agreed to appropriate a sum of $30,000 toward Creekline Trails in its 2020-2021 budget. 

November 2020
Hosted public meeting to kick off master planning process

Creekline Trails hosted a public meeting in November 2020 to kick off the master planning process. Respective landowners were invited by direct mail, and over 129 survey submissions were received from community members. The collected data will be used to inform the preliminary draft of the master plan.  

February 2021
Initiated plans for the Opelika Innovation and Technology Park trail

In February 2021, the Opelika Industrial Development Authority agreed to grant trail easement rights along the Pepperell Branch through the new Opelika Innovation and Technology Park.

March 2021
City submitted application for RFP funding

The City of Opelika applied for $400,000 of ADECA Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding, designated for Creekline trail construction.

May 2021
Raised $12,550 on 3rd Annual Opelika Giving Day

Opelika residents reinforced their desire for Creekline Trails once again, fulfilling 125.5% of the $10,000 fundraising goal on the third annual Opelika Giving Day in May 2021.

Rocky Brook Nature Trail - rock waterfall (2)