The Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) was asked by the Front Royal Tree Stewards, in conjunction with the Town of Front Royal, to develop a conceptual master plan for a greenway, the Royal Shenandoah Greenway, that would utilize the constructed portion of Happy Creek Trail and create a loop connecting Burrell Brooks Jr. Community Park, Samuels Public Library, Ressie Jeffries Elementary School, Skyline High School, and the proposed Eastham Park along the South Fork of the Shenandoah.
The conceptual design provides multiple access points throughout the town that will allow residents and visitors to enjoy the variety of the Royal Shenandoah Greenway. Six greenway zones join to result in a complete looped trail system. Each zone has unique qualities the provide users with a diversity of enjoyable experiences including strolling through downtown Front Royal, enjoying Shenandoah National Park, and meandering along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. An internal loop within the larger greenway loop allows for increased user choices and opportunities.
Project team: Eliza Furedy, Yining Xu, Kim Steika
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Forestry/Front Royal Tree Stewards