Brookfield and New Milford are looking into the possibility of joining the Still River Greenway in each community. Brookfield is creating a committee to evaluate the proposed path being presented by New Milford's Bike and Trail Committee.
Brookfield First Selectman Steve Dunn says the new walks along the river have proven immensely popular and will continue to be popular. A recent survey in Brookfield showed 900 people using the Greenway on Saturdays and Sundays. Residents can walk, exercise their dogs and children can ride their bikes in a safe place.
Dunn says with the ongoing revitalization of both downtowns, this seems to be a perfect time to join the Greenways. Brookfield residents who want to be part of the committee looking into the possibility should apply to the First Selectman's office.
The towns will be applying for grants to fund the building of the new Greenway.