Celebrate National Trails day in Loveland June 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 8, 2018
Debbie Eley, Open Lands Specialist
City of Loveland Parks & Recreation
CELEBRATE NATIONAL TRAILS DAY IN LOVELAND
Bike, hike and build with the Open Lands & Trails Division of Parks & Recreation
Loveland, CO: The Open Lands & Trails Division of the City of Loveland Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a bike, hike and build event at Oxbow Natural Area (1140 Rossum Dr.) on Saturday, June 2 as part of National Trails Day.® This year is the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System, and the American Hiking Society has set a goal to improve 2,802 miles of trail – the distance across the U.S.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Open Lands & Trails will host a guided bird walk departing from Morey Wildlife Reserve (5439 Cedar Valley Dr.). From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. volunteers will help build Loveland’s newest soft-surface trail, a 0.3 mile loop in Oxbow Natural Area East.
Bonus! Cyclists and pedestrians are invited to use the new three-quarter mile section of paved trail that connects Rossum Drive to the City’s Recreation Trail just west of Namaqua Road. The Rossum Drive connection provides residents on the far west side of town (Mariana Butte area) with safe, convenient access to the City’s 20‑mile paved trail system.
For more information on this event and to register as a trail building volunteer, please visit http://www.cityofloveland.org/departments/parks-recreation/promotions/national-trails-day
About City of Loveland Parks & Recreation: The Parks & Recreation Department provides access to health, wellness, community and quality of life for Loveland residents and visitors. Its mission is to provide effective, efficient and high-quality leisure facilities, sites, services and programs through the three pillars of parks and recreation – conservation, health & wellness and social equity – to make a positive impact on the community. For more info, visit cityofloveland.org/parksrecreation.