Best of Coweta

Best of Coweta

The LINC is honored to learn it has won a space in Best of Coweta being awarded ‘Best Outdoor Recreation of 2022’ by Newnan Coweta Magazine

Many thanks to our loyal friends and supporters for making the LINC as wonderful as it can be and supporting our mission to connect Newnan through the beauty of nature!

 

Our Ready…Set…Linc! Event was a success!

Familes and friends alike enjoyed The fourth annual Ready…Set…LINC event at the Newnan Centre on April 22nd. It was an afternoon filled with beautiful weather, food trucks, local vendors, fun for the kids, and great music by the Kris Youmans Band.

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady was on hand to kick off another fun run along the LINC trail.

LINC Project Updates

Our mural at the Greison Trail tunnel is set to be started in the first week of June and will take several weeks to complete.

Upcoming Events

We are working on some new event planning and will announce as soon as we have information to give.

Help Support the LINC

Do you love the LINC and want to support our future endeavors to connect and create a wonderful community for recreation and socialization?

Murals Coming to LINC

LINC has more important news to share with all of our supporters. Do you want to see Newnan, Georgia become a more connected community with extensive trails and paths for runners, bicyclists, and much more? Keep up with LINC and all our exciting announcements.

Murals Coming to LINC

We are always working to find new ways to update the LINC 26-mile trail system in Newnan. We will soon be the home of two gorgeous murals representing the beauty of Georgia and especially our town of Newnan, Georgia.

John Christian will begin work on the first of these two murals on April 15th. John Christian is a wonderfully talented artist who “believes we all can create, but sometimes you need a little help or push in the right direction.”

He has worked as an artistic director, teacher, artist, and with his murals throughout small towns in Georgia, he wants to bring the history of these towns to life. His bio on the Georgia Mural Trail website states, “John is a avid historian and loves to take part in preserving a little part of history with each mural.”

His murals will bring the history and culture of Newnan to life with murals along our trail system in Newnan. 

John Christian from the Go Georgia Arts studio located in Hapeville, GA created the Georgia Mural Trail. The Georgia Mural Trail began as a commitment to paint fifty murals in fifty cities throughout Georgia in five years. 

This organization and mural trail is working to bring more attention to the arts throughout Georgia and encourage more people to create their own works of art. 

Upcoming Events

Don’t forget about Ready, Set ..Linc!

On April 22nd, please remember to join us at Newnan Center for Ready…Set…LINC! 

This event will include tons of food, vendors, and fun outdoor activities for the whole family including a fun run, rock climbing, and much more! 

Do you love live music? The Kris Youmans Band will be performing at the event making this one you should not miss! 

Come join us at this excellent event sponsored by City of Newnan, Piedmont Healthcare, South State Bank. Coweta Fayette EMC, and Promenade at Newnan Crossing. 

Do you love food?! Ready…Set…LINC will have food trucks to fit every appetite! These include Senoia Smokehouse, Smallcakes Newnan, The Mad Greek, J. Holts BBQ, Georgia Tacos, Kassie’s Sweets, Frios Gourmet Pops, Beyond Mountain Coffee, and Amy’s Pork Skins! 

In addition to a vast selection of food trucks, we will also have tons of amazing vendors! These include Atlanta Trek Newnan, Cruise Planners, Spherical, Camp Gladiator, UGA Extension Coweta Country, Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, Coweta FERST Foundation, Coweta Public Library, Grantville Library, Good Dog Happy Owner, Pathways Center, Newnan Coweta Chamber, and Coweta CASA. 

Please join us  at Newnan Centre–1215 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, Georgia–for this exciting event in support of Newnan and LINC! There will be activities, food, and fun for everyone! 

Help Support the LINC

Do you love the LINC and want to support our future endeavors to connect and create a wonderful community for recreation and socialization?

LINC Bridge Ribbon Connecting

January 19, 2021 – Mayor Keith Brady joined Friends of LINC’s Parks Avery for a ribbon connecting event in celebration of the new LINC bridge. Conceptually connecting east and west hemispheres of the City, the bridge spans more than 180 feet over Interstate 85. We can now walk, run, or bike from Summergrove all the way to Ashley Park. Congratulations to all!

The LINC bridge construction is completed!

The LINC bridge construction is completed! Approach trails on both ends are now paved and fenced. Contractors are actively working to paint the LINC green crosswalks to signify that you are, literally, on the right path! The new distance, from the terminus of Phase 1 at Summerlin Road, to the end of this new section at Ashley Park Drive, is approximately 0.6 miles. The path takes you around the Promenade Apartments, over the Interstate, around Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and parallel with McIntosh Parkway all the way to Ashley Park Drive. Watch for news of the official opening of the trail and a ribbon cutting, later this month!

LINC Phase 2: Construction is now underway

The City of Newnan has awarded the construction contract for the next section of the LINC multiuse path system to Lewallen Construction. Phase 2 of the LINC will ultimately connect the current terminus of Phase 1 to downtown Newnan. Phase 2 will add 3.4 miles to the current 1.4 miles of trail.

The LINC is a 12-foot-wide paved path, a venue for walking, running, bicycling and other non-motorized use.

The construction contract is for a portion of Phase 2, referred to as Section D. Section D will connect the current terminus of LINC Phase 1, Newnan Crossing Blvd. at Summerlin Road, to McIntosh Parkway at Ashley Park Drive. This includes the bridge over Interstate 85.

“This is a pivotal addition to the LINC,” states Kim Learnard, Director of Friends of LINC, Inc. “The bridge over I85 will connect east and west hemispheres, and lend visibility and excitement to the entire project.”

Construction started earlier this month at the east end of Section D, along McIntosh Pkwy.

According to Jonathan Cash, Project Manager for Lewallen, the bridge will be installed as one of the last stages of section D. It is scheduled to be placed in August. “These trail systems are about bringing communities together and after everything settles down, they will be essential in helping those communities reconnect.” he observes.

Section D construction is anticipated to be completed in the fall.

 

Ready…Set…Linc! A Celebration of the Opening of the LINC

Friends of LINC, Inc. announces the inaugural LINC trail system community event!  On Saturday, May 4th 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, the City of Newnan and Friends of LINC, Inc. invite you to attend a community event celebrating our new multi-use path.

Located at the Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd in Newnan, the event will showcase local resources for recreation, health and wellness, and environmental sustainability.

Watch for live music, food trucks, local beer, a one-mile fun run, sports demonstrations, and more!