News & Events

Phase 2 is open!

We cut the ribbon for Phase 2. The Withrow High School marching band opened the celebration. It is so exciting to connect Evanston, Norwood, and Xavier to Hyde Park and Oakley for the first time since Interstate 71 was built 50 years ago. Despite the cold, we had over 300 people attend! There are so many people to thank… including all of the volunteers working very hard to improve our City. It was great to see the Norwood supporters join together with Cincinnati residents for the first time in 50 years. We are onto Phase 3…hello Wasson Road!

Ribbon Cutting on November 9th, 2019

We officially open the second phase of the Wasson Way Trail on November 9th at 10am in Norwood. The address is 2200 Dana Avenue and parking will be located near Lexington, Elsmere, and Floral Avenue. Please join us for live music, free beverages, snacks, and prizes and bring the entire family. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating 1.2 miles of completed trail!

Phase 2 is Moving Forward!

Phase 2 construction starts in April. This section will start at the end of Phase 1 near Tamarack Avenue, go west across I-71, reaching Montgomery Road near Xavier University. It will transform Wasson Way into a true transportation route, bridging the divide between Xavier, Norwood, Evanston, Hyde Park and Oakley created over 50 years ago by I-71.

Phase 1 of the Trail is Open

We are excited to announce that the first phase of Wasson Way is now open to the public. Our ribbon cutting event was a huge success and brought out so much community support. We want to thank everyone who attended and continues to support our vision. View the link below to get an overview of the phase 1 map and design.

View Phase 1 Map

Ribbon Cutting on July 28th

The moment we have been waiting for: we officially open the first phase of the Wasson Way on July 28th 9:30am behind Withrow High School (follow the signs along Dana Avenue). Live music, prizes, t-shirts, bumper stickers, free beverages and special Busken WW cookies. Children are trailblazers and ride/walk the trail first, so be sure to bring entire family.

Bird’s Eye Trail View

It’s a bird, no it’s a plane – no, it’s a drone filming the Wasson Way from Xavier University to the Little Miami River! If you want to see why we are so excited about the future Wasson Way, watch this short film. The bridges at the eastern end of the trail are pretty special.

Phase One Underway!

Construction of phase one is underway! During the winter and spring, lots of activity near Withrow High School, Madison Road, Grovedale Drive and Tamarack Avenue. First piece of trail opens July 14, 2018!

Wasson Way Groundbreaking

Broke ground on construction of the first phase of the Wasson Way.

Celebrated with Mayor Cranley, members of city council, and volunteers that helped bring the dream to fruition.

Design of Phase 1 of the trail is complete!

Design of phase 1 is now complete and a PDF of the design can be downloaded here.

Learn more by visiting our Maps & Timeline page.

Community Meeting: Sharing the Trail Design

The Wasson Way and MKSK will be hosting a community open house to share a sneak peak of the trail design and hear YOUR feedback.

Tuesday, November 15th from 6-8 p.m.
Clark Montessori on Erie Avenue

This initial trail design will:

  • Recommend a type of trail surface
  • Locate trail heads and parking
  • Identify opportunities for public access
  • Identify community connections to nearby recreation areas and other community destinations
  • Depict the overall character of the trail