After a harsh winter and periods of flooding, the Trail was completed in spring/summer of 2018. The Trail is 10 feet wide to comfortably accommodate walkers, runners, bicyclists, walkers/joggers with strollers, and others. The West bridge is the same width as the trail. The east bridge, located at the parking lot, connects to the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building, disc golf, grass activity area, and the Park Pavilion, is 12 feet wide.

The Devola Multi-Use Trail (DMUT) was made possible thanks to a grant of $149,120 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the generosity of several local donors.

Local contributions were received from the Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club, the Creating Healthy Communities Program of the Washington County Health Department, the Marietta Community Foundation, the Sisters Health Foundation, Dr. Zane Lazer, Dynergy, and others. The Recreational Trails sign was donated by Discount Signs & Awnings.

The land on which the trail is being constructed was made available by George and Nancy Broughton.

The DMUT Committee, The Broughton Foundation, and volunteers continue to maintain and improve the Trail. The DMUT may be closed without notice during periods of high water or other dangerous conditions.

One of the goals of the DMUT Committee to extend the Trail and safely connect the Devola area with the Marietta River Trail for pedestrian and bicycle traffic has been addressed through a feasibility study. The study, conducted by Woolpert, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, also examined potential routes to Devol’s Dam State Park in Devola. The final report documents are below. Click on the Feasibility Study file for an overview, recap, and Table of Contents.

2019-01-03 Devola Path Feasibility Study
Appendix A   Appendix B  Appendix C  Appendix D
Appendix E  Appendix F  Appendix G