This section of the multi-use path runs west, following along the banks of the Western Canal, from Freestone Park at Lindsay Road and joins into an existing path that connects to McQueen Park at Cooper Road. A linear park, celebrating the Town’s and Salt River Project’s historical partnership, is located in the heart of downtown Gilbert. The highlighted area of the project is the linear park nestled in the redeveloping Heritage District. In order to gain the area for the linear park, J2 worked with the Town and SRP to convert approximately 1000 linear feet of an earthen channel to a piped system. The park consists of two major outdoor plaza areas, turf, and tree-lined paths and four unique water features. Two water features stand on either side of Gilbert Road and act as a gateway into the downtown. At the center of each plaza is a distinctive water feature representing Gilbert’s agricultural past and tells the story of how SRP delivers water to the valley. This multi-use path is not only a vital link in the Sun Circle Trail, but it is also providing needed open space and a stepping stone for economic development in Gilbert’s resurging downtown.
Western Powerline Trail