Director’s Message

Welcome to the LINC!

What started as the brainchild of a few Newnan Coweta community leaders in 2016 quickly advanced into an action plan that would ultimately improve the quality of life throughout our entire community.

The LINC is a 12-foot-wide paved path system, a linear park that facilitates recreation, connectivity, and economic development.

Phase I, the first 1.4 miles of path, opened in January of 2019.

Local neighbors as well as visitors from every corner of Coweta County now walk, run, exercise their dogs, ride bikes and socialize on the LINC. They are excited to find bridges, tunnels, wildlife, and even a mural as they enjoy the peaceful outdoor setting.

Phase 2 will add another 3.5 miles of path, connecting Phase I to downtown Newnan. And yes, we will bridge Interstate 85!

The LINC Master Plan indicates a total of 26 miles of path.

The LINC emulates the Silver Comet Trail, the Atlanta Beltline, the Carrollton Greenbelt, and many more linear parks in the Southeast. Linear parks are now one of the most sought-after amenities for home buyers. They increase property values, improve underutilized greenspace, usher in new business, and encourage tourism and special events.

Perhaps best of all, the LINC provides a venue for neighbors of all ages, from all walks of life, to connect in the name of fun and fitness. I can’t wait to bring my grandchildren for their next hike on the LINC! And I hope to see you there.

Happy trails,

Kim Learnard, Director
Friends of LINC, Inc.
Director@friendsoflinc.org