Pennsy Greenway Trail
The Pennsy Greenway is a trail that runs all the way from Calumet City, Illinois to Rohrman Park in Schererville Indiana. Currently, the trail is split into three separate sections for the time being, although plans are being considered to continue working on linking the trail system into a whole. The Schererville section of the Pennsy Greenway stretches from Wilhelm Street near the Police Department, past Redar park, goes underneath US 30, and finally culminates at Rohrman Park. This stretch of the Pennsy Greenway is approximately 2.1 miles in length.
Parking is available on Reiplinger Road near the Police Station and the Schererville Skate Park, at Redar Park, and at Rohrman Park. Those who are walking dogs will also be able to find waste disposal bag stations along the route as well.
Pennsy Trail Phases 2 & 3
Construction started on Phases 2 & 3 of the Pennsy Trail in 2019 and were completed by August 2020. The two phases of the trail extend from Main Street in Munster to Wilhelm Street near the Schererville Police Department parking lot, completing the “gap” between the two existing sections of the Pennsy Trail. Phase 2 runs from Main Street to 213th Street and Eagle Ridge Drive behind Briar Ridge. Phase 3 continues with a separate, pedestrian crossing over the CN railroad tracks, then proceeds under the US 41 bridge, and connects to the existing trail at Wilhelm Street.
This 3.35 mile trail extension is made possible by $4.85 million in federal transportation grants awarded to the town. Dyer Construction was awarded the bid for this project.
Another grant to help complete Phase 4 of Pennsy Greenway Trail
The final phase of the Pennsy Greenway Northwest Trail through Schererville recently received funding through the state’s Next Level Trails Program grant of $2.91 million. This 2.26-mile part of the trail will start from Rohrman Park going southeast to the town limit at Clark Road, south of 93rd Street.
Because part of the trail goes through unincorporated Lake County, the Town will collaborate with Lake County Parks to complete this section of the larger, regional Pennsy trail system, which when completed will stretch from downtown Lansing, IL to Crown Point.