Murray Run Greenway is a 1.9 mile neighborhood trail, connecting five schools and three parks. The greenway was adopted in 1998 by the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League, which assisted Pathfinders for Greenways and the City with planning and construction of various sections. Starting from Shrine Hill Park on Grandin Road, the greenway winds behind the old Raleigh Court Elementary and Patrick Henry track with a cinder surface. Then it enters the woods of Woodland Park and is a natural surface trail as far as Montgomery St. Sidewalks provide a connection to the stoplight on Brambleton, allowing the connection to Fishburn Park. Here the trail crosses an 80’ bridge with views of a rain garden, all designed and built by volunteers. The main greenway now follows a cinder surface trail, lined with commemorative trees, to a downstream bridge, where it connects to a natural surface trail to James Madison Middle School. Alternate paths also connect to the Fishburn playground, old spring, upstream bridge, and trails on the hillside. As a neighborhood facility, the greenway is frequently used by walkers, track team runners, dog walkers, children, commuters, Frisbee golf players, families, and exercisers seeking time outdoors.
Formerly, the greenway continued on through James Madison and Fishburn schools, to provide a connection to Virginia Western at McNeil Drive, but that trail is currently closed due to security concerns. A future connection from the greenway through Virginia Western to Ogden Road is being explored.