There has been a long held dream within the Mobile community of having a linear park along the Three Mile Creek watershed for biking, walking, and jogging with access points to the waterway for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. This dream is becoming a reality. In 2014, a public health advisory board for the Mobile County Health Department, Women Making a Difference, created Creek Fest to celebrate this dream and the historic significance of Three Mile Creek. In previous years, the event has hosted a cane pole fishing tournament, canoeing and kayak rides, live music, food, and educational experiences. The Mobile County Health Department and members of Women Making a Difference always hoped a non-profit organization supporting the vision of the Three Mile Creek watershed renewal and greenway trail would take over the event.
In 2018, such an organization emerged. That organization is Three Mile Creek Partnership. Our mission is to unite the City of Mobile and its residents around the vision of creating a corridor of renewal along and within the Three Mile Creek Watershed in order to build a stronger community and provide environmental and economic restoration throughout the City of Mobile. Three Mile Creek Partnership will host what is now known as ” Three Mile Creek Fest” for the first time on May 16, 2020, making the event its signature event.
Three Mile Creek Partnership is striving to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever before. Our vision for Three Mile Creek Fest is to foster a sense of community while providing enjoyment through entertainment, educational opportunities, and building brand awareness for the businesses along or within the Three Mile Creek watershed. We will do this by involving other local non-profit organizations, businesses, restaurants, key members of our community, and by adding more and new activities, exhibitors, and even vendors to the event, which will be held for the first time at Langan Park due to ongoing construction by Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) in Tricentennial Park.