CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The city of Charlottesville is celebrating its year-long Walkable Watershed project with the opening of the Pollocks Branch Greenway.

Saturday, the Walkable Watershed project held a community festival on 1st Street South to unveil its efforts.

The festival included guided trail adventures, field games, and interactive stations.

The city hopes people who live in the Ridge Street neighborhood take time to explore the newly-finished trails and interact with the natural resources that surround them.

"To really bring this very diverse neighborhood together and get people from all different walks of life out here celebrating, communicating, getting to know one another in hopes that we can all unify around Pollocks Branch and the Stream Valley and some of the natural resources that the neighborhood has to offer," Dan Frisbee, a water resources specialist, said.

The Walkable Watershed project also has plans to improve water quality by planting trees, making room for a rain garden, and repairing stream erosion.

It also wants to make improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists.