Project Description

Project Information

The seven-mile Noonday Creek Trail is a rare amenity in an urban environment, a scenic and natural connector between Bells Ferry Road and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The goal of this project was to pave the trail, making it accessible to more types of community recreation, such as cycling, walking or jogging.

The trail takes advantage of under-utilized green space throughout the district, incorporating it into everyday use for area employees and visitors. Some of this green space resides behind Town Center office buildings, offering an ideal outlet for employees who want to stretch their legs and refresh their brains with some time outside the office.

The Noonday Creek Trail is enhanced by bike sharing stations, benches and trash cans for trail users’ convenience.  Zagster Town Center Bike Share Program launched in November of 2015 and is available at a total of six area locations constructed along the Noonday Creek Trail: Aviation Park, Avonlea Apartments on Chastain Meadows, Bells Ferry Trailhead, Founders Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Town Center Mall.

Visitors coming by car can also access the trail at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Visitors Center. Few suburban environments in the country can boast such an extensive and connected park system, with a bike share program to go with it.

Current Status

The Noonday Creek Trail officially opened in September of 2014, and the Town Center CID has added trail enhancements since the ribbon cutting. Kimley-Horn completed a study of the Noonday Creek Trail which created a plan to activate the area between Aviation Park and Founders Park with potential features including public art, additional signage and more.


The Noonday Creek Trail cost $12,904,865 and was paid for in a joint effort between the Town Center CID, Cobb County, Other Local Partners and additional Grants.

Town Center CID Commitment
Cobb County Commitment
GDOT Commitment
NPS Commitment
Total Commitment
Phase TCCID Commitment County Commitment GDOT Commitment NPS Commitment Total Estimated Cost
Engineering $1,036,812 $0 $0 $0 $1,036,812
Right-of-Way $0 $1,972,500 $0 $0 $1,972,500
Utilities $0 $878,921 $0 $0 $878,921
Construction $1,998,256 $1,733,849 $4,684,527 $600,000 $9,016,632
Totals $3,035,068 $4,585,270 $4,684,527 $600,000 $12,904,865