Pathways and greenways are corridors of protected open space managed for conservation, recreation, and alternative transportation purposes. Greenways often follow natural land or water features and link nature reserves, parks, cultural features, and historic sites with each other and with populated areas.
Greenways can be publicly or privately owned, and some are the result of public / private partnerships. Pathways are trails used for walking, bicycling, horseback riding, or other forms of recreation. Some greenways include pathways, while others do not. Some appeal exclusively to people, while others attract wildlife. From the hills of inland America to the beaches and barrier islands of the coast, greenways provide a vast network linking America's special places.
The Valparaiso Pathways and Greenways Master Plan reaches the goals of the Valparaiso pathways mission by providing safe, non-motorized transportation pathways to the Valparaiso community. Once implemented the Valparaiso Pathways and Greenways Master Plan will fulfill the Valparaiso pathways vision by improving the health, fitness, and quality of life of Valparaiso residents and providing safe and attractive alternative options for movement and circulation through the community.