October, 1995: Comprehensive Open Space Plan adopted by Abington Commissioners includes a 25 mile trail linking parks, shopping areas, and points of interest.
December, 1995: Trails Advisory Committee formed.
February, 1997: Abington Commissioners adopted a resolution in support of efforts to
fundraise and implement the Phase I Demonstration Trail from Noble Station to Ea ston Rd.
Ocober, 1997: DCED Grant of $70,750 awarded to Earthright for Phase I Section of Abington Trail.
Spring, 1998: Survey by Rep. Ellen Bard (R-153) indicated 76% of respondents felt a trail network was a good idea.
May, 1998: $450,000 Federal "TEA-21" Transportation Funding approved by PennDot for development of Abington Township Trails.
June, 1998: $114,000 Keystone Grant awarded by DCNR for development of the Phase I Demonstration Trail.
January, 1999: Abington Commissioners asked BCM Engineering to proceed with design of trail in conjunction with residents, the Trails Advisory Committee, Earthright, and the School district.
June, 1999: Total Funding Available approximately $678,660
January, 2000: At the re-organization meeting of the Abington Township Board of Commissioners in January 2000, a new Trails Committee is appointed.
April, 2000: Contract awarded for the Fox Chase Demonstration Trail.
May, 2000: Work begun on the Fox Chase Demonstration Trail.
October, 2000: Work completed on the Fox Chase Demonstration Trail; dedication ceremony and
First Annual Abington Trails Relay Race held.
November, 2000: Five new trail proposals given preliminary approval and submitted to Township Public Works Committee for review.
May, 2003: Township receives state funding as match to federal
ISTEA funds, to be used for trails in Roslyn and Ardsley Park.