Parks, Trails and Recreation Plan

The City of Young Harris’s parks and trail amenities are significant assets to the quality of life of the community. The Parks, Recreations, and Trail System Plan (Plan) is designed to be a basic guide for developing usable, complete, well-maintained, safe, and high-quality amenities that are accessible to all ages, functional abilities, and socio-economic groups.

This Plan is also a guide for the creation of a non-motorized, world-class recreational mountain bikeway and trail system connecting the City of Young Harris with the larger community and the valley.   Bicycle and pedestrian access and the development of lively public spaces will further establish the downtown area as a community hub and destination for visitors. An expanded bicycle and pedestrian network and diversified recreational and cultural experiences throughout the city will strengthen Young Harris’s community fabric and help with creating a strong sense of place as the city grows.