Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jackson Park Golf Course perimeter trail taking shape

The new Jackson Park Golf Course Trail, near 10th Avenue NE. (LCL photo)

Neighborhood website Families for Lake City has a good post on the new Jackson Park Golf Course perimeter trail. We decided to visit the new trail with our camera on Monday (photos above and below).

The new 2.2 mile trail is a perfect spot for an evening stroll, a place to walk your (leashed) dog or take the kiddos on an urban adventure. In fact, on Monday there were dozens of people, pets and children walking, running and exploring on the new path.

The Families for Lake City post says that area residents have been "so eager to utilize the trail that Dept. of Parks and Recreation (DPR) staff decided to implement a 'soft opening.'"

From FFLC:

Even though the trail is still being tweaked and finalized pedestrians are allowed access to the entire loop. Garrett Farrell, DPR’s manager for the trail project, said that a formal opening will be scheduled for late spring or early summer. The finished trail will also include an art component created by Celeste Cooning which has not been installed yet.

The trail is made of compacted gravel with steps to help get up steeper areas.

You can read more about the trail in the FFLC post, including information on how to become involved in helping maintain the new public asset by clicking here.

More photos of the wonderful new trail below.

The trail just east of the golf course parking lot. (LCL photo)
The trail just east of the golf course parking lot. (LCL photo)
A view of Thornton Creek near the trail on the south end of the golf course. (LCL photo)
The trail shown on the south side of the golf course. (LCL photo)
A golf ball in Thornton Creek. (LCL photo)
The trail passes over Thornton Creek. (LCL photo)
A forested area near 10th Ave. NE. (LCL photo)
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