Let’s connect Ann Arbor.
It is 2028. It is impossible to imagine Ann Arbor without the Treeline. The Treeline Urban Trail is an amenity that the people of Ann Arbor are proud to have created. New residents name the Treeline as one of the reasons they chose to live here. The Treeline and neighboring parks buzz with activity most hours of the day. People of all ages treasure it as a comfortable and safe place to exercise, enjoy solitude, and connect with their surroundings and each other. Bicyclists and pedestrians on the Border-to-Border Trail use the Treeline to reach destinations in downtown Ann Arbor. On football Saturdays, thousands of fans use the Treeline to walk safely between Michigan Stadium and downtown. The effects on all users’ well-being are measurable.
Because of the Treeline, the Allen Creek valley is again beautiful and useful, connecting parts of the city it used to divide. Natural and community-created amenities along the Treeline provide different ways to experience and learn about the community’s history, arts scene, and environmental ecosystem. Businesses near the trail are thriving. The floodplain is well-managed and its stormwater meets Federal quality standards.
The Treeline Urban Trail has become an important part of Ann Arbor’s identity, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. It is impossible to imagine Ann Arbor without the Treeline.
The Treeline Conservancy exists to foster the creation of an urban trail that becomes an integral connector of people and places in Ann Arbor. The trail will:
- Bring access to Ann Arbor’s river and park system through the heart of downtown along the alignment of historic Allen Creek.
- Provide safe passage and recreation from Stadium Boulevard to the Border-to-Border Trail.
- Invite community gathering and engagement with natural and cultural features.
- Benefit current and future generations by providing positive economic impact, improved aesthetics, enriched community engagement, and improved stormwater quality.