The Piqua Linear Park consists of over 12 miles of paved paths through the city of Piqua.
The park consists of three parts:
The first to be completed was an over 5 mile tree-lined bike and walking path overlooking and running through the center of the city along an abandoned railroad bed.
The second section is a path that runs from French Park to Swift Run Lake north of the city that features portions that run along the old hydraulic canal, passing by the foundation of the original Piqua Water Plant, and views of Frantz Pond and Echo Lake. This Path also takes travelers through Fountain Park and Forest Hill Cemetery, and all the way to Swift Run Lake.
The final section of Linear Park to be completed is known as “River’s Edge”, and runs from Swift Run Lake to Lock Nine Park and follows the Great Miami River. Some sections of this trail are made up by the former tow paths of the Miami & Erie Canal. This section of the park features some amazing views of the river and levee, and doesn’t require any street crossings. .
The entirety of the trail is open to walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers. Access points can be found on Spiker Road, Davis Parkway, French Park, the Municipal Government Complex, Lock Nine Riverfront Park, the Miami Valley Centre Mall, Patrizio Place, and Troy-Sidney Road, Fountain Park, Roadside Park and the City’s Water Plant.